STATE PAGEANT

The 61st annual Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Pageant was held on Sat., September 23, 2017. Each county princess was individually interviewed and participated in other informal meetings with the judges. They each presented their dairy presentations, speeches and scrapbooks and sit for the dairy promotion knowledge quiz. In addition, some participated in the radio spot, recipe and poster display contests. Below are pictures of the winners, runner-ups and honorable mentions.

Top Seven Finalists

Front row: (l-r): Gretchen Little, Centre County; Yvonne Longenecker, Blair County; Casandra Blickley, Chester County

Back row: (l-r): Katrina Bliss, Huntingdon County; Taylor Pool, Berks County; Jenna Harnish, Bradford County; Mary Warzbach, York County 

Speech Winners

Winner: Jenna Harnish, Bradford County (left front), Runner-up: Yvonne Longenecker, Blair County (right front)
Honorable mention:
back row (l-r) Gretchen Little, Centre County; Haley Dombrowski-Little, Erie County; Maggie Rasp, Butler County

Radio Spot

Winner: Mary Warzbach, York County (left front), Runner-up: Hannah Gockley, Lancaster County (right front)

Honorable mention: back row (l-r) Gretchen Little, Centre County; Casandra Blickley, Chester County; Maggie Rasp, Butler County

Dairy Knowledge Test

Winner: Casandra Blickley, Chester County (left front), Runner-up: Katrina Bliss, Huntingdon County (right front)
Honorable mention: Mary Wurzbach, York County; Taylor Pool, Berks County; Haley Dombrowski-Little, Erie County

Display Board

Winner: Yvonne Longenecker, Blair County (left front), Runner-up: Casandra Blickley, Chester County (right front)
Honorable mention:
Hannah Gockley, Lancaster County; Taylor Pool, Berks County; Jenna Harnish, Bradford County

Scrapbook

Winner: Gretchen Little, Centre County ; Runner-up: Taylor Pool, Berks County
Honorable mention: Lily Stenning, Bedford County; Casandra Blickley, Chester County; Jenna Harnish, Bradford County

Presentation

Winner: Casandra Blickley, Chester County; Runner-up: Yvonne Longenecker, Blair County
Honorable mention: Lily Stenning, Bradford County; Taylor Pool, Berks County; Gretchen Little, Centre County

Royal Recipe

Winner: Courtney Walter, Cumberland County; Runner-up: Alexis McMullen, Cambria County
Honorable mention: Gretchen Little, Centre County; Katelyn Fry, Juniata County; Kelli Woodring, Franklin County (not pictured)

Tina M. Shultz Memorial Award

Katie Anderson

2016-2017 Huntingdon County Dairy Princess Katie Anderson was honored with the Tina M. Shultz Award. The award recognizes the princess who has done the most effective job of serving her area as dairy princess. During her county reign, Katie completed 430 School Promotions, 639 Media, 38 Booth, 52 Non-Dairy Meetings, 16 Dairy Meetings, and 45 Sporting events with a total of 1,220 dairy promotions as she represented the dairy farmer, milk, and dairy products. She is the daughter of Wayne and Carrie Anderson.

Miss Congeniality

Millena Bashore, Lebanon County

Dairy Princess Millena Bashore of Annville, Lebanon County, was voted “Miss Congeniality” by the other county princesses. She received the honor in memory of Cochranville, Chester County, dairy farmer and princess program supporter Horace Prange.

William C. Nichol Appreciation Award

$1,000 Scholarship 
Halee Wasson