A SUNY Cortland Sophomore was crowned last night (February 19) as the 2019-2020 New York State Dairy Princess.
Reegan Domagala from Lewis County was crowned the new Dairy Princess at the 56th Annual Pageant at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool.
As state princess, she now receives a $1,200 scholarship and will also serve as a dairy industry ambassador and spokesperson with American Dairy Association North East. She will now represent dairy farmers at a variety of special events, including county dairy princess pageants, farmer meetings, fairs, and school visits. She will also help train and mentor new county dairy princesses.
Alyssa Roorda from Chemung County was named first Alternate State Princess, and Morgan Hungerford from Delaware County was selected as second Alternate State Princess. They receive a $700 scholarship and $600 scholarship, respectively, and will both help with trainings, appearances and other duties.
Twenty-two county dairy princesses competed in the state pageant, which included a personal interview, impromptu questions, a prepared adult speech, a product knowledge exam, writing skills test, and informal interaction with others.