STATE PAGEANT

The 60th annual Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Pageant was held on Sat., October 1, 2016. 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): Brittany Haag, Berks County; Halee Wasson, Centre County; Katie Anderson, Huntingdon County
Back row: (l-r): Elsie Jerzak, Bradford County; Jessica Wolfe, Fayette County; Elizabeth Fluck, Sullivan County; Brooke Marvin, Susquehanna County

Speech Winners

1st place: Halee Wasson, Centre County (left front), 2nd place: Brooke Marvin, Susquehanna County (right front)
Honorable mention:
back row (l-r) Brittany Haag, Berks County; Katie Anderson, Huntingdon County; Elizabeth Fluck, Sullivan County

Radio Spot

1st place: Brittany Haag, Berks County (left front), 2nd place: Elsie Jerzak, Bradford County (right front)
Honorable mention: back row (l-r) Josie Canon, Mercer County; Brooke Marvin, Susquehanna County; Halee Wasson; Centre County

Dairy Knowledge Test

1st place: Brittany Haag, Berks County (left front), 2nd place: Katie Anderson, Huntingdon County (right front)
Honorable mention: Josie Canon, Mercer County; Elsie Jerzak, Bradford County; Halee Wasson, Centre County

Display Board

1st place: Halee Wasson, Centre County (left front), 2nd place: Brittany Haag, Berks County (right front)
Honorable mention:
Katie Anderson, Huntingdon County; Brooke Marvin, Susquehanna County; Jessica Wolfe, Fayette County

Scrapbook

1st place digital: Selina Horst, Franklin County; 1st place traditional: Brittany Haag, Berks County
Honorable mention traditional: Josie Canon, Mercer County; Katie Anderson, Huntingdon County; Halee Wasson, Centre County

Presentation

1st place: Brittany Haag, Berks County; 2nd place: Brooke Marvin, Susquehanna County
Honorable mention: Halee Wasson, Centre County; Elizabeth Fluck, Sullivan County; Hanna Welk, Lancaster County

Tina M. Shultz Memorial Award

Hannah Kauffman

2015 Juniata County Dairy Princess Hannah Kauffman, age 18 of Mifflintown, 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, Hannah completed 779 promotions and logged 5,200 miles traveling across Juniata County. She is the daughter of James Kauffman and Jennifer Mahoney.

Miss Congeniality

Kara Yannessee, Lawrence County

Dairy Princess Kara Yannessee, age 17 of Edinburg, 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
Savannah Zanic

Recipe Winner

Grand prize: Jessica Wolfe, Fayette County
1st place:
Halee Wasson, Centre County