Dairy Festival Tryouts Bring Together Past and Current Winners


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Last year’s pageant court members pose on stage after this year’s competition. From left are Little Miss runner-up Shyanne Swanchara, Little Miss Alexis Phillips, Young Miss runner-up Mallory Kora, Young Miss Emma Phillipson, Miss runner-up Barbara Davis and Miss Jensen Houska. Photo by Samatha Reed.

Seventh grade student Davon Cooper is now 13, but when she first tried out for the Dairy Festival she was only 6 or 7. The festival takes places in the auditorium. The winner gets to walk around during Dairy Days and showcase the community.

When she found out about the contest in the school office, Cooper immediately decided to sign up for the tryouts. Though she did not end up winning the pageant, she was not that mad or upset. She had lots of fun just being in it with her friends.

The girls that did win, Morgan, Sarah, and McKayla, will get the chance to walk around the town of Elsie and show off the pride they had for their community. One major responsibility that the girls have is to ride in the parade for the festival.

This year’s pageant winners pose on stage. From left are Miss Devin Vanbuskirk, Miss runner-up Taylor Johnson, Young Miss runner-up Leah Batora, Young Miss Allissa Lockwood, Little Miss runner-up Makayla Juderjohn and Little Miss Theresa Dickerson. Photo by Samatha Reed.