A senior at Huntingdon Area High School, Savannah is president of the Standing Stone FFA Chapter, secretary of the National Honor Society chapter and plays varsity volleyball. She milks cows and helps feed calves on a 160-cow dairy. Savannah enjoys scrapbooking, helping the dairy promotion team educate the community about the dairy industry, and showing her cows at the Huntingdon County Fair.
First alternate is Cumberland County Dairy Princess Morgan Brymesser of Boiling Springs. The Cumberland Valley High School senior is the daughter of Michael and Michele Brymesser. Morgan is active in cheerleading and choir as well as numerous clubs and committees. She enjoys giving farm tours, promoting the dairy industry, taking photographs, scrapbooking and spending time with friends. Morgan plans to attend college and pursue a degree in Elementary Education.
Morgan won best traditional scrapbook and the poster competition and was runner-up in the speech and radio spot competitions.
Second alternate is Erie County Dairy Princess Lydia Szymanski of Waterford. The daughter of Cindy and James Szymanski, Lydia is a school thespian and pole vaulter. She is active on her family’s farm and with the True Grit 4-H Club, where she shows goats, lambs, dairy cows and participates in public speaking events. Lydia looks forward to continuing the family’s farming tradition with a farm of her own and marketing products through an on-farm store.
Lydia won the speech competition and received honorable mentions for her radio spot and poster display.
The four other selected finalists were:
- Sara Lucas, Centre County Dairy Princess, from Snow Shoe. She is the daughter of Amy Hall and Scott Lucas.
- Grace Crider, Franklin County Dairy Princess, from Saint Thomas,received best digital scrapbook and runner-up honors in the presentation competition. She is the daughter of Rodney and Rhoda Crider. Sixteen-year-old Maranna Nitcznski, Sullivan County Dairy Princess from Dushore, won the dairy promotion knowledge, speech and presentation competitions; She is the daughter of Christine and Timothy Nitcznski.
- Hattie Henderson, Westmoreland County Dairy Princess, from New Florence, received honorable mention in the dairy promotion knowledge competition. She is the daughter of Carol and Randy Henderson,
Bedford County Dairy Princess Erin Jay of Artemas, was voted “Miss Congeniality” by the other county princesses. She received the honor in memory of Cochranville, Chester County, dairy farmer and princess program supporter Horace Prange. Erin also received an honorable mention in the speech and radio spot competitions.
Lancaster County Dairy Princess Lacey Costa of Quarryville, won the 30-second radio spot competition.
Other category finalists were:
Berks County Dairy Princess Kelsie Burkhart, Bernville, honorable mention in the presentation competition
Blair County Dairy Princess Hayley England, of Williamsburg, honorable mention in the scrapbook competition
Butler County Dairy Princess Robin Peters, Connoquenessing, honorable mention in the scrapbook and presentation contests
Mercer County Dairy Princess Alexis Riley, Greenville, honorable mention in the poster contest
Warren County Dairy Princess Rachel Enos, Sugar Grove, honorable mention in the poster contest
Wyoming-Lackawanna Dairy Princess Mary Beth Tranovich, runner-up in the dairy promotion knowledge competition.
Outgoing state princess Ashley Mohn was honored with the Tina M. Shultz Award. The award recognizes the princess who has done the most effective job of serving her area as dairy princess. During her county reign, Ashley was named Promoter of the Month six times, runner-up once and honorable mention once, all through 499 promotions. Her parents are Steve and Karen Mohn.
Ashley also received the William C. Nichol Appreciation Award and $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded to the state dairy princess in recognition of her dairy promotion efforts throughout the year.
The pageant also featured a tribute to Betty Reibson of Sullivan County, longtime member of the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess and Promotion Services, Inc., Board of Directors. She was recognized for her 21 years of service as treasurer, coordinating promotional events, mentoring dairy royalty and working with others in the dairy industry, particularly in Northeastern Pennsylvania.