Tricounty News

Dairy Princesses crowned

Seven young ladies were crowned as Stearns County Dairy Princesses at the coronation held on Saturday evening, March 1. A total of 13 candidates competed in the judging. The day began with an opening speech, personal interviews, lunch with the judges, and finally a mock media interview. The princess candidates were judged on communication skills, personality, enthusiasm for the dairy promotion and general knowledge of the dairy industry. The seven dairy princesses are: Lori Overman, daughter of Keith and Lucy Overman, Freeport; Megan Reeck, daughter of Gary and Luanne Reeck, Paynesville; Emily Achen, daughter of Craig and Cindy Achen, Sauk Centre; Leah Molitor, daughter of Joe and Shirley Molitor, St. Cloud; Jeanna Felling, daughter of Cyril and Deb Felling, Sauk Centre; Jessica Achen, daughter of Craig and Cindy Achen, Sauk Centre; and Abby Udermann, daughter of John and Mary Lou Udermann, Sartell. They will serve as goodwill ambassadors for the dairy industry over the next year, promoting safe and wholesome dairy products. Also, each princess has the opportunity to attend a statewide training seminar held in May and compete for one of 12 spots for Princess Kay of the Milky. The six Dairy Ambassadors for Stearns County are: Lisa Mehr, daughter of Vernon and Joann Mehr, Richmond; Niki Meier, daughter of Vernon and Michelle Meier, Watkins; Samantha Pflueger, daughter of LeRoy and Audrey Pflueger, Albany; Veronica Asfeld, daughter of Joe and Linda Asfeld, Sauk Centre; Trista Meyer, daughter of Tom and Lorene Meyer, Melrose; and Alicia Dobis, daughter of Allan and Brenda Dobis, Avon.