Erin Peek from Snohomish County is the 2013-2014 Washington State Dairy Ambassador. Erin was one of six finalists at the 58th Annual Washington State Dairy Ambassador Coronation at the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn in Everett.
Annie Birklid from Enumclaw and Olivia Zurcher from Mesa were selected as Alternate Ambassadors.
As a representative of the Dairy Farmers of Washington, the State Dairy Ambassador and Alternates will visit schools, attend county fairs, appear at Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) events and speak before the Washington state legislature promoting the health and nutrition benefits of dairy products. A Dairy Ambassador typically makes 400 public appearances during her year-long tenure.
Erin Peek will also receive a generous scholarship to continue her education.
The dairy industry was well represented by 2012 Washington State Dairy Ambassador Abby Lohman and Alternate State Dairy Ambassadors Elizabeth Beck and Jennifer Callanan. These young ladies traveled around the state educating students, parents and others on the positive impact and value of Washington's dairy industry and the importance of dairy products.
The other 2013 finalists were:
Lewis County Contestant Jennifer Swenson
Inland Northwest Contestant Alayna Loveall
Skagit County Contestant Samantha Mesman