Allison Kaylee Campbell was crowned the 23rd Dairy Princess Saturday night in the pageant held at Three Star Mall. The event, which featured 24 young ladies, is a culmination of an entire day of June Dairy Month activities at the mall. Reigning Dairy Princess Haile Adams crowned the new court.
Campbell is the 12-year-old daughter of Leah Smartt, and is a seventh-grade student at Irving College Elementary. She enjoys being her 4-H class president, is a member of the Junior Beta Club, a member of the student council and is on the school’s basketball team. The active young lady is a second-degree black belt, and trains at Gary Steele Karate Studio, which sponsored her in the pageant.
“I’m very honored and proud to be able to represent Waren County and my hometown as Dairy Princess. 4-H is a very important club that means so much to so many youth in the area,” said Campbell.
Joining Campbell in the royal court is Lydia Townsend, daughter of Clifton and Susan Townsend, first runner-up; and Madison Paige Jones, daughter of Greg Jones and Melanie Milstead.
Miss Congeniality honors were bestowed on Emily Faith Pennington, the 10-year-old daughter of Sherry and Nathan Burnett.
In addition to the court, other contestants in the Top Ten are: Gabrielle Paige Myers, daughter of Junior and Meshale Myers; Jonie Ann Smartt, daughter of Russell and Tisha Smartt; Saylor MaKenzie Hodges, daughter of Holly Hodges; Lakelyn Nichole Cowans, daughter of Lacy Stoner and Zack Cowans; Shelby Love, daughter of Bobby and Tammy Love; Kaylin Prater Barrett, daughter of Steve and Elizabeth Smith, and Dustin and Mandy Barrett; and Sarah Grace Rains, daughter of Johnny and Tonya Rains.
Hilda Lytle served as mistress of ceremonies for the evening, and welcomed June Dairy Month chairman Courtney Few to the stage to award dairy-themed door prizes and tell of her whirlwind month of activities. Pageant ushers were 4-H members Martin Grissom and Wilson Love.