On Saturday, May 11, the current Bradford County Dairy Princess, Emilie Cole, will be crowning a new successor. Emilie has served as Dairy Princess for the last year and has traveled along with her court across Bradford County promoting the dairy industry and dairy farmers.
Emilie will be passing down her crown this Saturday at Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church. There are four young ladies that will be competing for the title of 2019-2020 Bradford County Dairy Princess this year. They are Katelyn Andrus, Lexi Harnish, Tylor Bride-Marshall, and McKenzie Slater.
Along with the Princess contestants, they will also be crowning a new team of Junior Dairy Promoters who will assist the Princess and Alternates at the promotions throughout the year.
Katelyn Andrus is the 17-year-old daughter of Jordan Andrus and Tina Deljanovan. She resides in Canton, Pa. and will be a senior at Canton High School this fall. Katelyn is very goal-oriented which motivates her to do well academically. Because of this, she was recently inducted into the National Honor Society and has received honor roll all throughout her high school career. She participates in competition cheerleading and Track and Field. Upon graduation in 2020, Katelyn would like to attend Penn State University to major in nursing and eventually work as a nurse practitioner in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is currently employed at the Midway Truck Stop, South-Month Farms, and will be returning as a lifeguard at the Canton War Memorial pool this summer. Aside from school activities and work, Katelyn enjoys being involved in community service activities. She has previously served on the Bradford County Dairy Promotion Team as a Dairy Maid and currently serves on the Junior Troy Fair Board.
Lexi Harnish is the 16-year-old daughter of Eric and Michelle Harnish, and she has two siblings, Jenna and Tyson. She is a sophomore at Athens Area High School and is a member of the NHS and FFA programs. Lexi also enjoys raising a flock of Suffolk sheep with her brother Tyson, her favorite part being the newborn lambs. She is also actively involved in FFA, doing anything from community service, attending CDE’s, conferences, and helping wherever she can. She has been awarded her Greenhand degree and is working towards her Chapter degree. She also placed first in the county her freshman year, in creed speaking. Lexi has also been employed at the Wyalusing Livestock Market and Auction for the past four years and can’t wait to see where her future takes her. She has previously served on the Bradford County Dairy Promotion Team as a Dairy Miss and Maid.
Taylor Bride-Marshall is the 17-year-old daughter of Jim Bride and Donna Marshall. She grew up on Bride’s Little Rest Farm in Towanda where her family has been milking Holsteins since 1918. As a child, she spent a lot of her days in the barn feeding calves, brushing them, and even having sleepovers in the barn with them! Taylor attended and graduated from St. Agnes School, and she is currently in 11th grade attending Towanda High School. She is a part of the Drama Club, Spring Musical, Art Club and National Honor Society. In past years, she earned a Varsity Letter for Cheerleading and played Volleyball and Softball. After high school, Taylor plans to attend college for Nurse Anesthesia. In the meantime, Taylor spends her free days at the Bradford County Manor where she works in the nursing department alongside her mother. She also has a second part-time job at the Country Cottage Ice Cream Parlor where she makes ice cream cones and sundaes. She jokes that selling ice cream instead of working on the family farm “keeps her dad in business”! She has previously served on the Bradford County Dairy Promotion Team as a Dairy Miss and Dairy Ambassador.
McKenzie Slater is the 17-year-old daughter of Jerry Slater and Tina Strohl of Ulster, Pa. She is Junior at Athens High School and is very active in the FFA where she is a member of the dairy judging team. McKenzie is actively involved in 4-H and is on the dairy bowl team. She has won numerous awards through the FFA like outstanding sophomore in 2018. She is very hardworking and her favorite thing to do is show cows. This past year she has served as our 2018-2019 Bradford Co. Alternate Dairy Princess and we are excited to have her back again this year.
The community is welcome to join them on May 11 and cheer on your favorite contestant and congratulate Emilie on a successful year. They will have a free Ice Cream Social at 6:30 p.m., with the pageant to follow at 7:30 p.m.
To learn more about the program or to request the appearance of the new court, you can Follow them on Facebook at Bradford County Dairy Promotion Team or contact Maria Noble at firstname.lastname@example.org.