Dairy princesses keep crown in the family
Jessica Brawley was crowned the 2013 Marion County Dairy Princess/Ambassador on April 23 in Salem.
She was crowned by her sister, Kaitie, who is the current Oregon Dairy Princess/Ambassador and held the county title before that.
Jessica has worked at her grandparents' farm, DeJager Dairy, in Jefferson and volunteered in the Red Barn ice cream booth at the fair. She is 17, a senior at Salem Academy, active in sports, a member of the National Honor Society and is student body vice president.
As princess/ambassador, she will represent Marion County dairy families and promote dairy products. She will also follow in her sister's foot steps, competing to represent Oregon at the state dairy princess/ambassador competition in January.
Also at the event, Caleb Moss and Brad DeJager received $2,000 scholarships from the Marion County Dairy Women.
Theresa Swearingen received an appreciation award for her contributions to the organization's projects.