Our county promotion groups are the backbone of PDPPS. Each county has a committee that organizes events and activities within their county. The committee is made up of volunteers that can include local dairy farmers, agri-business personnel or dairy supporters. The county committee may meet monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly. Each spring, a new county royalty team is presented to the committee. If more than one candidate is competing at a county level, a panel of judges may select the county princess through an interview process, presenting a speech and/or skit and answering an impromptu question. Once the county princess is crowned, they will represent the county for one year, from June 1 to May 31. Each county princess is required to attend a four-day training seminar in July and participate in the state dairy princess pageant in September.
Below are the county princesses and alternates across the state. The pictures were taken at the 2016 dairy princess training seminar at Elizabethtown College.
2016 County Princesses
Front row (left to right) Hannah Ross, SUN Area; Nicole Guise, York County; Morgan Brymesser, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Savannah Zanic, PA Dairy Princess; Lydia Szymanski, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Kayann King, Crawford County; Hanna Goldscheitter, Butler County
Second row (left to right) Jessica Wolfe, Fayette County; Brittany Bowen, Erie County; Elsie Jerzak, Bradford County; RaeAnne Carpenter, Wyoming/Lackawanna County; Halee Wasson, Centre County; Megan Facciani, Cambria County; Katie Anderson, Huntingdon County; Maggie Rankin, Clarion-Venango County
Third row (left to right) Madison Manges, Somerset County; Joelle Urban, Tioga County; Selina Horst, Franklin County; Amy Fogelsanger, Cumberland County; Josie Canon, Mercer County; Shelby Badwin; Potter/McKean County; Jessica Roush, Juniata County; Sara Howell, Perry County
Forth row (left to right) Kara Yannesse, Lawrence County; Elizabeth Fluck, Sullivan County; Nicole Carson, Washington County; Hanna Welk, Lancaster County; Brittany Haag, Berks County; Brooke Marvin, Susquehanna County; Jenna Kephart,Blair County; Mackenzie Hartranft, Lebanon County
2016 County Princess Alternates
Front row (left to right) Morgan Brymesser, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Savannah Zanic, PA Dairy Princess; Lydia Szymanski, PA Alternate Dairy Princess
Second row (left to right) Katrina Bliss, Huntingdon County; Adrianna Bullock Bradford County; Alexis McMullen, Cambria County; Samantha Haag, Berks
County; Anna Brubaker, Perry County; Kaelyn Traver, Wyoming/Lackawanna County;
Eliana Powell, Huntingdon County; Willow Voegtlen, Bradford County