Rachael Rott, an 18-year-old dairy enthusiast from Anamoose, was crowned North Dakota’s 65th State Dairy Princess yesterday (Thurs., June 23) in Bismarck. Rott is the daughter of Jim and Kimberlee Rott. She was one of five young women vying for the opportunity to represent the state’s dairy farmers during public appearances throughout the year.
The runner-up was Amy Noel (pronounced No ELL), 18, of Linton. She is the daughter of Albert Jr. and Lisa Noel.
The two were crowned during a luncheon with the Midwest Dairy Association North Dakota Division board members and former North Dakota Dairy Princesses who gathered to recognize the program’s 65th year. Midwest Dairy Association sponsors the princess program.
Rott was valedictorian of her class at Anamoose High School, from which she recently graduated. She plans to attend Jamestown College this fall to pursue pre-veterinary studies. Her dairy princess title comes with a scholarship from the Friends of Dairymen and the North Dakota Milk Producers Association. She was also the winner of a scholarship from Midwest Dairy Association North Dakota Division, chosen separately from among all five contestants.
Noel is a graduate of Linton High School and a former Outstanding Exhibitor at the North Dakota State Fair. She plans to attend the University of Mary to study nursing. She receives a scholarship from the Friends of Dairymen and the North Dakota Milk Producers.
The three remaining candidates also receive a scholarship from the North Dakota Milk Producers.
Source: Midwest Dairy Association