Triplicate Staff

The Del Norte and Humboldt dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 1 Dairy Princess crown.

The winner will represent the dairy industry in District 1 as a spokeswoman and will also represent the California dairy industry in appearances at schools, fairs, industry meetings, service clubs, parades and with the media. The newly selected princess will also participate in a week of training that includes industry tours, presentation and etiquette training.

Contestants must meet the following requirements: 1) Be at least a junior in high school up to 21 years of age by contest date; 2) Be unmarried; and 3) Family must own a dairy farm, work for the dairy industry or have a dairy-related background.

Applicants are urged to submit their applications as soon as possible. The application deadline is March 29, 2013.

The District 1 contest is sponsored by the District 1 Dairy Princess Committee and the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB). The gala event will be held Friday, May 10, at the River Lodge, 1800 Riverwalk Drive, in Fortuna. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour and is followed by the contest and dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Current Dairy Princess Emily Janowski of Fortuna will relinquish her crown to the winner. Scholarships will be awarded.

Application forms may be obtained from Mary Ann Renner at (707) 725-9497, the CMAB office at (209) 525-6875 or accessed online