Susan Hintz, daughter of Bob and Debbie Hintz, was crowned North Dakota's 67th State Dairy Princess today (June 10) in Bismarck. Hintz is 17 years old and comes from Flasher.
The runner-up was Moriah Karey 19, of Manning. She is the daughter of Tom and Marietta Karey.
Hintz was crowned during a luncheon with Midwest Dairy Association North Dakota Division board members. Midwest Dairy Association sponsors the princess program.
Hintz is a graduate of Flasher Public High School where she was active in speech, drama, choir and band. In the fall she plans to attend the University of Mary majoring in addiction counseling with a minor in psychology.
Karey was an active 4-H and FFA member, showing dairy and sheep. She attends Bismarck State College where she is majoring in elementary education.
Hintz and Karey received scholarships from the Friends of Dairymen and the North Dakota Milk Producers. Karey was also awarded the Midwest Dairy Association scholarship, chosen separately from among the candidates.
Hintz will spend her year serving as the official goodwill ambassador for the state's dairy farmers advocating and educating on their behalf during public appearances that include media interviews, classroom appearances, dairy events and fairs.
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