The Brown County American Dairy Association held the coronation of the 2013 Brown County Dairy Princess and recognition of the 2013 Dairy Ambassadors on Saturday, Jan. 26 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in New Ulm.
Molly Lax, 18, is the newly crowned Brown County Dairy Princess. She is the daughter of Rick and Monica Lax of Sleepy Eye and a senior at Sleepy Eye St. Mary's High School. She is currently serving as the president of the National Honor Society and active in softball and dance line. After graduation Lax plans on attending either The College of Saint Benedict or The University of South Dakota to major in English, with a minor in Secondary Education, with the aspiration to become an English or Language Arts teacher at a high school in the Sleepy Eye area.
The candidates were judged on their communication and presentation skills; personality; enthusiasm for dairy promotion, and general knowledge of the dairy industry through a personal interview, a radio mock interview and speech.
Candidate Katelyn Johnson, 17, is the daughter of Lee and Judy Johnson of Sleepy Eye. Katelyn is a senior at Sleepy Eye Public High School. She is currently involved in FFA, band, and also active in 4-H, as a State 4-H Ambassador.
Brown County's five Dairy Ambassadors for 2013 are: Sabrina Portner, daughter of Tom & Mary Portner; Rebecca and Mary Rosenhammer, daughters of John and Patty Rosenhammer; Bethany Seifert, daughter of Steve & Barb Seifert; Maggie Sellner, daughter of Loran and Heidi Sellner; all - of Sleepy Eye.
In addition to recognizing the 2013 royalty, the Brown County ADA also honored the 2012 Brown County Dairy Princess, Laura Rosenhammer. Laura was a Finalist for Princess Kay of the Milky Way this past August and was honored to have her likeness carved in a 90 pound block of butter.