2014 Tina M. Shultz Memorial Award Recipients

Madeline Daubert is the 21 year old daughter of Ronald Ray and Melanie Daubert. Madeline has one sister, Victoria Feidt. Madeline is studying Secondary Math Education at Penn State, Harrisburg and will graduate with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Mathematics in May 2015. At Penn State, Harrisburg Madeline is on the Dean’s List and is involved with the Penn State Honor Society, Math Club and serves as Treasurer for PSH's ASCD club (Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development), member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Madeline graduated from Pine Grove Area High School in 2011 where she proudly served as a member of the National Honor Society, Female Scholar Athlete, FBLA, Band, Volleyball and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. That same year, Madeline was a junior member of the Pennsylvania Brown Swiss Association and was the Pennsylvania Swiss Miss in 2011.

Madeline’s hobbies include showing Brown Swiss dairy cattle, playing the piano, reading and collecting four-leaf clovers. She works on her family’s Brown Swiss dairy farm, Wind Mill Farm, where they milk 170 cows and raise 150 heifers and calves. Madeline owns 14 dairy cattle herself and her favorite thing to do on the farm is milk the cows and feed the calves.

Madeline is also an active community member who participates in the Pine Grove FFA and is a Schyulkill Church of the Brethren.

Madeline says that her favorite thing about being a dairy princess last year was “giving back to my family by representing my county’s dairy farmers, and the love we have for what we do.”

Halee is the 18 year old daughter of Ronald and Candace Wasson from State College, PA. She resides on her family’s 5th generation dairy farm. Halee has five sisters: Andrea (38), LaTrisha (34), Nicole (22), Krystal (21), and Heather (18).

She is a recent graduate of State College Area High school where she was a Faculty Scholar and High Honor Roll student. Currently, Halee attends the Pennsylvania State University majoring in Agricultural Science. In high school she was actively involved with the State College Little Lions FFA Chapter, where she served as President. Throughout her time in the FFA she received many awards, including the DeKalb Agricultural Achievement Award, the Robert Smith Memorial Award, and is a Keystone Degree recipient. In June, she competed at the Pennsylvania FFA convention where she took 1st place in Prepared Public Speaking and the Job Interview CDE. She will compete at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY this fall. This past summer Halee competed at the National Holstein Convention in Intermediate Public Speaking and Folding Display. She was honored to receive 3rd place for her creative folding display. Halee is also an active member of the Victor Grange in Boalsburg, PA where she serves as the Deaf and Community chair.

Both Madeline and Halee should be as proud of their accomplishments. I know we are! They worked hard in promoting the dairy industry this year and we are certain that their passion for promoting the dairy industry will continue to grow. PDPPS wishes both of them the best of luck in their future. Congratulations, Madeline and Halee!