California Milk Advisory Board Announces 2016-2017 Dairy Princess Representatives

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Tracy, Calif., August 5, 2016 – The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) recently welcomed the 2016-2017 class of Dairy Princess representatives for a five-day session to launch their year of service as California dairy industry advocates. Seventeen Dairy Princesses and Alternates from Districts 1 to 9 attended the Dairy Princess Training Week in June where they learned presentation and public speaking skills, etiquette and social media tips and an overview of industry programs and issues.

The 2016-2017 California Dairy Princess Court includes:

District              Contest Results                                                                                   

District 1             Dairy Princess Genevieve Regli, Ferndale

      First Alternate Ava Cahill, Fortuna

                           Second Alternate Dairy Princess Mary Beth Dale, Fortuna

District 3             Dairy Princess Adriana Begley, Petaluma

First Alternate Dairy Princess Carly Olufs, Petaluma

District 4             Dairy Princess Cindy Montes, Orland

       First Alternate Dairy Princess Gina Amaro, Willows

District 5             Dairy Princess Emma Borba, Escalon

       First Alternate Dairy Princess Sarah Weststeyn, Linden

District 6             Contest, June 18, 2016 Dairy Princess

       First Alternate Dairy Princess

       Second Alternate Dairy Princess

District 7             Contest, June 24, 2016 Dairy Princess

                    First Alternate Dairy Princess

District 8             Dairy Princess Amber LaSalle, Firebaugh

District 9             Dairy Princess Annika Atsma, Tulare

First Alternate Dairy Princess Jonna Lemstra, Tulare


2016-2017 Dairy Princess

Photo by Stephanie Baker Photography

From left to right: Standing: Sarah Weststeyn, District 5 First Alternate; Nicole Sanders, District 6 Dairy Princess; Genevieve Regli, District 1 Dairy Princess; Gina Amaro, District 4 First Alternate; Adrianna Begley, District 3 Dairy Princess; Mary Beth Dale, District 1 Second Alternate; Carly Olufs, District 3 First Alternate; Ashley Avila, District 7 Dairy Princess; Cindy Montes, District 4 Dairy Princess; Emma Borba, District 5 Dairy Princess; Amber LaSalle, Distrit 8 Dairy Princess; and Brigit Simas, District 7 First Alternate. Sitting: Ava Cahill, District 1 First Alternate; Jonna Lemstra, District 9 First Alternate; Alexia Nunes, District 6 First Alternate, Marion Carpenter, District 6 First Alternate; and Annika Atsma, District 9 Dairy Princess.

California is the nation’s leading milk producer. It also produces more butter, ice cream and nonfat dry milk than any other state.  The state is the second-largest producer of cheese and yogurt. Dairy products made with Real California milk can be identified by the Real California Milk or Cheese seals, which certify that the products are made exclusively with milk produced by California dairy farm families.