Lilyanah Ribeiro crowned 2024 Dairy Princess

Tulare Western student Lilyanah Ribeiro was crowned the 2024 Dairy Princess while fellow Mustang Madelyn Movsesian was selected as the first alternate.

The Tulare Western student represents District 5 South which consists of Tulare and several other counties; fellow Mustang Madelyn Movsesian comes in second as the first alternate

TULARE – This summer, a new Dairy Princess has been selected to represent the dairy industry of Tulare County. At the contest on June 21 in Tulare, Lilyanah Ribeiro of Tulare was crowned as the 2024 Dairy Princess, with Madelyn Movsesian of Tulare selected as First Alternate.

Ribeiro will represent District 5 South which consists of Tulare, Inyo and Mono counties. As Dairy Princess, she will play a key role on the CMAB’s Communication Services team in meeting community relations objectives.

Lilyanah, daughter of Michael and Tania Ribeiro, will be a senior at Tulare Western High School. She was born and raised on her family’s dairy, Ribeiro Dairy Farm, which gave her the passion she has for the dairy industry. She has shown dairy cattle through 4-H and Future Farmers of America and has worked for the family dairy in the office. Ribeiro is the current Sequoia Section Future Farmers of America President and has previously held the office of Vice President. She is active in her community and church and is a member of the youth performance group, Luso America. Ribeiro would like to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to pursue a degree in agriculture.

Crowned First Alternate Dairy Princess, Madelyn is the daughter of John Movsesian and Anna Clinkenbeard. She will be a senior at Tulare Western High School and is an active member of the Tulare Future Farmers of America, where she is on the Milk Quality and Dairy Foods Career Development Team. She is serving as Chapter Secretary and is also on the Vine Pruning Team and Vine Judging Team. Movsesian is also on the Tulare Western Volleyball Team and is involved with her community through numerous activities. She hopes to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to major in Agricultural Business.

Movsesian will assist the new District 5 South Dairy Princess in her duties, which include speaking and appearing on behalf of the California dairy industry to various audiences throughout the year.

As Dairy Princess and Alternate, Ribeiro and Movsesian will attend a professional development training focused on presentation skills, advocating for the California dairy industry, leadership and business etiquette.

Candidates were judged on speaking ability, education, dairy background, poise, and personality. Judges for the contest were Lucy Areias of Fresno, Beth Noel of Bakersfield and Arlene Vander Eyk of Tulare.

For more information about the District 5 South Dairy Princess contest and events, or to request a Dairy Princess appearance, Anastasia Stuyt can be contacted at [email protected].

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