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Banks' Sprute is Dairy Princess runner-up

Local woman named alternate for state ambassador program

Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - MEGAN SPRUTEBanks resident and Washington County Dairy Princess Megan Sprute was named first alternate at the state-wide Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador competition over the weekend.

Emma Miller, who represented Linn and Benton counties, took the state crown at the 56th annual coronation event.

Sprute, a 2013 graduate of Banks High School, is studying biology and zoology at Portland Community College, and is volunteering with Young Life.

As the first alternate, Sprute will continue to educate the public on the dairy industry and health benefits of dairy products through elementary school presentations and civic organization engagements.

The coronation is hosted on by the Oregon Dairy Women, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization designed to promote the dairy industry.

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