District 9 will crown its 2019 Dairy Princess on June 14 at International Agri Center
TULARE – Four young women from the Tulare area will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 9 Dairy Princess Contest. The event will be held June 14 at the International Agri Center in Tulare.
This year’s contestants are Reagan Bosma and Paige Kroes of Tipton and Veronica Faria and Madelyn Fernandes of Tulare. Reagan is the daughter of Gary and Monica Bosma of Tipton. She is a junior at Central Valley Christian High School. At school, Reagan is active in FFA, Associated Student Body (ASB), and member of her soccer and volleyball teams. She has served as class president her freshman, sophomore and junior year and is a member of the 2018-19 Tulare County Farm Bureau Youth Leadership program. In addition, Reagan shows replacement heifers and is a member of the dairy products judging team. Reagan plans to attend a four-year university and become a nurse practitioner.
Paige is the daughter of Michael and Kelli Kroes of Tipton. She is a junior at Central Valley Christian High School. Paige is an active member of the FFA where she shows dairy cattle, serves as the chapter vice president is a member of the dairy products judging team. Also, she is a member of her high school’s volleyball team and the 2018-19 Tulare County Farm Bureau Youth Leadership program. Paige plans to attend a four-year college after graduating from high school and become an ag teacher.
Veronica is the daughter of Michelle Faria and the late Brian Faria of Tulare. She is a junior at Tulare Union High School and after graduation plans to attend College of the Sequoias and California State University, Fresno to major in agriculture business. Veronica is active in FFA where she shows dairy cattle at the Tulare County Fair and serves as a St. Aloysius Vacation Bible School youth leader.
Madelyn Fernandes is the daughter of Frank and Diane Fernandes of Tulare. She is a junior at Mission Oak High School and active in FFA. She serves as a chapter officer and shows dairy cattle at the Tulare County Fair. Madelyn also competes at the state level on the Dairy Bowl and Dairy Jeopardy teams where she competes at the national level through the National Holstein Association. The young lady crowned as Dairy Princess will represent the dairy industry in the counties of Inyo, Mono and Tulare. She will serve the area as ambassador for the dairy industry at schools, service groups and with the media.
The newly selected princess and her alternates will participate in a mandatory training, provided by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), in which they receive professional development coaching. The contest is sponsored by the District 9 Dairy Princess Committee and the CMAB. The contest will begin at 6 p.m. on June 14 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare with a no-host social hour, followed by dinner and the contest at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets for the contest, please contact the Tulare Chamber of Commerce, 559- 686-1547.
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