The Brown County American Dairy Association held the coronation of the 2013 Brown County Dairy Princess and recognition of the 2013 Dairy Ambassadors on Jan. 26 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in New Ulm.
Katelyn Johnson and Molly Lax, are the newly crowned Brown County Dairy Princesses.
Katelyn Johnson, 17, is the daughter of Lee and Judy Johnson of Sleepy Eye and is a senior at Sleepy Eye Public High School. Katelyn is currently involved in FFA, band and also active in 4-H, as a State 4-H Ambassador.
Molly Lax, 18, is the daughter of Rick and Monica Lax of Sleepy Eye and a senior at St. Mary’s High School. Molly is currently serving as the president of the National Honor Society and active in softball and danceline.
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.
Brown County’s five Dairy Ambassadors for 2013, are Sabrina Portner, daughter of Tom and Mary Portner; Rebecca and Mary Rosenhammer, daughters of John and Patty Rosenhammer; Bethany Seifert, daughter of Steve and Barb Seifert; and Maggie Sellner, daughter of Loran and Heidi Sellner, all of Sleepy Eye.