Advertisement

Smithsburg teen serving as county dairy princess

August 01, 2006

At a June 9 ceremony at the Maryland Cooperative Extension, Katherine McCormick was crowned the 2006-07 Washington County Dairy Princess by Karen Wolcott, the Maryland Dairy Princess state coordinator.

Katherine competed with other county princesses July 19 and 20 at the annual state pageant in Frederick, Md. Jessica Hernandez of Pasadena, Md., was crowned the 45th Maryland Dairy Princess.

The daughter of Kendra and David McCormick of Smithsburg will conduct dairy promotion activities during the year, including appearances at this year's Washington County Ag Expo.

Katherine, 17, will be a senior this fall at Clear Spring High School, where she is a member of Future Farmers of America, National Honor Society, the varsity cross country and track teams, and concert band. She also is a member of the Latin Club at Smithsburg High School.

Advertisement

The new county dairy princess has been involved in raising animals since she was a young girl. She joined Washington County 4-H programs in 2003, showing dairy, horse, swine, beef and lamb projects. She has received many awards since beginning her involvement in 4-H, as well as equestrian honors at top-rated shows. She leases dairy heifers from Palmyra Farms, owns eight horses, and raises pigs, beef cattle and sheep. Katherine enjoys training, showing and caring for her animals. She has successfully shown her animals at the Washington County Ag Expo, the Maryland State Fair, and various other shows throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Katherine plans to attend college to study pre-veterinary medicine, with a concentration in large-animal science, following graduation in June 2007. She is looking forward to promoting the dairy industry during the coming year.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|