North Dakota's 66th Dairy Princess will be crowned Thursday, June 21, in Bismarck.

Four candidates are vying for the honor to replace Rachael Rott, Anamoose, who served as the North Dakota Dairy Princess this past year.

Midwest Dairy Association A coronation luncheon is scheduled at noon at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. Judging takes place prior to the coronation.

The four candidates are:

• Moriah Karey, Manning, daughter of Tom and Marietta Karey
• Marissa Leier, Hague, daughter of Larry and Rosalind Leier
• Naomi Mosset, Strasburg, daughter of Gary and Jewel Mosset
• Amy Noel, Linton, daughter of Albert Jr. and Lisa Noel

The newly crowned princess will receive a scholarship from the Midwest Dairy Association. A scholarship is also awarded to the runner-up.

Candidates are judged on communication skills, personality, general dairy knowledge and enthusiasm for dairy promotion.

The North Dakota Dairy Princess serves as the official goodwill ambassador for the state's dairy farmers. She will spend her year communicating with consumers about the importance of dairy, promoting dairy products and attending on-farm events. The Dairy Princess program is sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association through the dairy checkoff.