Opportunity for County Dairy Princess

Columbia County chapter of the Dairy Women’s Association is now accepting applications for candidates for County Dairy Princess Ambassador. To enter, a girl must be at least sixteen and a high school Junior, but not over 23 years of age as of June 1, 2013. Candidates must be a resident of Oregon at least one year prior to the contest, unless they are currently a full-time student in a college outside of Oregon. She must be single, never married, nor pregnant or have a child; and if not living at home, must NOT be co-habiting with anyone.

Candidates must also qualify in ONE of these areas: (a) lived or worked on a dairy farm or facility at some time; (b) be the daughter of anyone employed on an operating dairy farm, (c) anyone who is employed or an owner of a milk processing plant or distributor, (d) or any person employed in a dairy related industry. (e) A member or former member of 4-H or FFA that raised or showed a dairy project.

A successful candidate must be willing to represent Columbia County at the State Dairy Princess Ambassador contest in January 2014, travel throughout the county and state April thru September promoting healthy nutrition, which includes Dairy products and awareness about the Dairy industry. Training for these activities is provided to candidates by the Oregon Dairy Women. Questions or qualified candidates can be directed to Diane Larson at (503) 312-6130 by Friday, April 12, 2013.

Donations toward a scholarship for outgoing Dairy Princess Ambassador, Mikela Heimuller, are now being accepted. Anyone can contribute a tax free scholarship donation for Mikela. Contact Diane Larson at (503)312-6130 by May 1, 2013.

Columbia County Dairy Women vend at local events and festivals to raise funds in support of scholarship awards now available to ANY graduating high school senior from Columbia County. An essay about a Dairy related topic is required. Scholarship applications may be picked up at any high school in the County or contact Diane Larson at (503) 312-6130. Applications are due by May 1, 2013.