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Greencastle-Antrim student named Franklin County Dairy Princess

June 09, 2006

KAUFFMAN, Pa. - Following a skit that explored what a nightmare the world would be without dairy products and a speech that included a wish for all youngsters to be able to experience the dairy industry, Sarah Signore was crowned the 2006-07 Franklin County Dairy Princess on June 3 during the annual pageant held at the Kauffman Community Center.

The daughter of Dan and Darlene Signore, Sarah served this past year as the Franklin County First Alternate Dairy Princess, conducting dairy promotion activities in the county.

She will continue to promote the county's top industry, dairy, with a group of Dairy Misses and Dairy Ambassadors for the next year. That group includes Grace Crider, Amanda Hege, Lucy Crider, Lily Rodas, Renee Grove, Quinn Cashell, Jesse Kline and Kelsey Myers.

Sarah, 17, will be a senior this fall at Greencastle-Antrim High School.

During her skit, "A World Without Dairy," Sarah awoke from a nightmare in which the world had no cows and therefore no dairy products or foods like milkshakes or pizza. After soothing her nightmare with a song to the tune of "My Favorite Things," where butter and yogurt and ice cream and cheese were the items on the list, and demonstrating all the activities that dairy products help her to accomplish, Sarah vowed to never return to that world again.

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The new princess was crowned by 2005-06 Franklin County Dairy Princess Amanda Koons of Waynesboro, Pa., who also is serving as the Pennsylvania First Alternate Dairy Princess.

Amanda issued many thanks to numerous people during her farewell speech.

"My life has been influenced in so many wonderful ways," she said of her reign. "During my reign I enjoyed meeting many positive role models within the dairy industry.

The new county dairy princess has been involved in raising dairy animals since she was a young girl, joining the Greencastle-Antrim 4-H Dairy Club in 1999. Sarah has earned project book awards each year. She has been named the Most Outstanding First Year member and received the 4-H Junior Achievement Award. She has served as her club's vice president, secretary and news reporter and has coordinated the club's yearly agriculture dairy exhibit at the Franklin County Fair, where she has also been an active exhibitor in numerous categories.

Sarah began her herd with one Jersey calf in 1999 and has since raised five project animals under her farm name of Anastasia Acres as owner-breeder. She currently owns two Jersey cows, a Jersey calf and a Red and White Holstein heifer. Sarah enjoys training and grooming her animals and has showed them at the Franklin County Fair, South Central District Show and the Pennsylvania State Dairy Show.

Sarah plans to attend college to study journalism/creative writing following graduation next June. She would like to play college softball. She currently works part-time for the Echo Pilot newspaper in Greencastle where she is a sports columnist/general writer.

At Greencastle-Antrim High School, Sarah is a member of the varsity softball and field hockey teams, concert band, school newspaper staff and prom committee. An Honor Roll student, Sarah was recently inducted into the National Honor Society.

Outside of school, Sarah enjoys her involvement in travel softball, working with her animals, writing, scrap booking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

She is also active in her church, singing with the choir and serving as a cantor. Sarah has also worked as a volunteer with the Antietam Humane Society.

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