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Anna Ready, an 18-year-old senior at Logan View High School from Scribner was crowned the Nebraska Dairy Princess during the Nebraska Dairy Convention on February 25th in Columbus.

Ready, the daughter of Sid and Ruth Ready, currently serves as vice president of her school’s FFA chapter. She has been involved with 4-H and Girl Scouts, exhibited dairy animals at the World Dairy Expo and attended the National 4-H Dairy Conference. She is also involved in choir, drama and speech at school.

Ready will spend the next year helping to share the story of dairy farming and dairy’s role in healthy diets with people across the state.

Taylor Larson, 17, daughter of Bob and Kelsey Larson of Creston was named as the Nebraska Princess runner-up. Larson is a senior at Leigh Community Schools and has been involved with 4-H for eight years, showing dairy animals at the fair. Her school involvement includes basketball, Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), One Acts, Dance Band, Choir, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), yearbook and journalism.

Ready will receive a $1000 scholarship from Midwest Dairy’s Nebraska Division, which sponsors the dairy princess program, while Larson will receive a $500 scholarship.

The Nebraska Dairy Princess is selected based on general dairy knowledge, enthusiasm for the industry, communications skills and ability to reach a consumer audience.

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