Cornelius woman vies for dairy princess crown
Stephanie Breazile of Cornelius is among six women hoping to become the 2016 Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador.
Breazile will represent Washington County during the Oregon Dairy Womens 57th annual Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador Coronation Banquet Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Salem Convention Center.
The evening will begin with introductions of 2015 Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador Emma Miller and first alternate Megan Sprute, along with the other 2016 finalists.
Breazile will arrive with the other contestants and judges Friday morning, Jan. 22, for two days of interviews, speeches and prepared commercials promoting dairy products. The winner will be crowned at the conclusion of Saturdays banquet.
For the past year, Breazile has been busy representing Washington County, educating the public about nutrition and sharing her experiences about life on a dairy farm at local schools, fairs and other events.
A 2015 graduate of Hillsboro High School, Breazile is pursuing a degree in agricultural sciences at Oregon State University. She hopes to become a high school agriculture teacher. Breazile was active in Hilhis FFA chapter, holding multiple leadership positions, including president for two years.
I will be achieving a personal goal of mine by spreading dairy knowledge across Oregon, helping people to understand the importance of dairy cows, dairy farms and dairy products, said Breazile.