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    812-Laneaster Fanning, Saturday, April 1, 2000
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The 2000-2001 New York Dairy Princess finalists are, from left, Jennifer Peck, Jeffer
son County; Jessica Degan; Ostego County; Megan White, Orange County; Andrea
Leach, Cortland County; (front row) Cairy Norman, Wayne County, first alternate; Mari
anne Moody, Delaware County Princess, New York state princess; Christine Lee Weiss
man, Sullivan County, second alternate princess.
Marianne Moody Crowned
New York State Dairy Princess
SYRACUSE, NY - Marianne
Moody, from Hamden, New
York, is the newly-crowned
2000-2001 New York State
Dairy Princess. Having served
as the Delaware County Dairy
Princess since spring, Moody
will devote an additional year
promoting milk and dairy prod
ucts in conjunction with the
American Dairy Association
and Dairy Council, Inc.
(ADACA). As state princess,
Moody received a $1,200 schol
arship and will represent
ADADC at county dairy prin
cess pageants, farm meetings,
and a variety of special events.
In addition, she will help train
new county promoters at semi
nars and workshops.
The 17-year-old daughter of
Bill and Patsy Moody, Marianne
is a senior at Delaware Acad
emy. She lives and works on her
family’s 220-cow dairy farm and
enjoys caring for and showing
her Holstein and Jersey cows.
Marianne is involved in Na
tional Honor Society, Jersey
Cattle Club, 4-H Holstein Club,
and is serving as the District 4
President of FFA. In college,
Marianne plans to study agricul
ture or dairy science.
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Marianne Moody accepts a hug from outgoing New York
State Dairy Princess JoAnna Deßlock.
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Cairy Norman of Macedon,
New York, in Wayne County,
was named the First Alternate
State Princess. She received a
$7OO scholarship. Norman is the
16-year-old daughter of Su
zanne Norman and the grand
daughter of Jim and Arlene
Airy. She is very active in 4-H,
where she shows her own regis
tered Holsteins at the county
fair.
Christine Lee Weissmann of
Callicoon Center, New York, in
Sullivan County, was selected as
the Second Alternate State Prin
cess, receiving a $6OO scholar
ship. Weissman also received
$lOO for outstanding perform
ance in speech presentation,
$2OO for outstanding public rela
tions efforts, and $lOO for her
performance on a product
knowledge exam. Ewissman is
the 17-year-old daughter of
James and Evelyn Weissman,
and a graduate of Jeffersonville
Youngsville Central School. She
is an active 10-year member of
4-H, and plans to spend her
future processing the milk on
her family’s farm. This is her
first year in the dairy princess
program.
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nate princesses will represent
ADADC at county dairy prin
cess pageants, help train new
county promoters at seminars
and workshops, and will assist
the state princess with various
appearances throughout the
state.
Other finalists were: Andrea
Leach, Cortland, New York,
Cortland County; Jennifer Peck,
Antwerp, New York, Jefferson
County; Megan White, Slate
Hill, New York, Orange County;
and Jessica Degan, Mount
Vision, New York, Ostego
County.
Twenty-seven county dairy
princesses competed in the state
pageant, vying for the title relin
quished by reigning princess
Jo Ann Deßlock, of Orange
County, New York. The judges
were looking for the young
women who most effectively
promote milk and dairy prod
ucts, based on a personal inter
view, impromptu and prepared
adult speeches, a written com
munications test, product
knowledge test, and informal in
teraction with others. Judges
evaluated the contestants on
their communication skills,
knowledge of milk and dairy
products, poise, and personality.
Judges were Stephanie
Meyers, Director of Communi
cations and Education for the
Maryland-Virginia Milk Pro
ducers, in Reston, VA; Mark
Giles, Agway Agricultural Prod
ucts; and Jessica Chittendan,
Assistant Director of Communi
cations, New York Farm Bureau
and 1991-92 New York State
Dairy Princess.
In addition to Christine
Weissmann, two other girls re
ceived recognition for their out
standing speech performances.
Susan Peter, of Casleton-on-the-
Hudson, New York, in Rennse
laer County; and Andrea Leach
of Cortland, New York, in Cort
land County were each pre
sented with a check for $lOO,
courtesy of New York Farm
Bureau.
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