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Franklin Co. dairy princess fares well at state pageant

September 27, 2010
  • Jesse Kline of Chambersburg, Pa., the 2010-11 Franklin County (Pa.) Dairy Princess, was crowned the first alternate Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess on Saturday.
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County (Pa.) Dairy Princess Jesse Kline was crowned the first alternate Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess on Saturday following a three-day contest, according to a news release.

Thirty-four young women from across Pennsylvania were expected to compete in the 54th annual pageant, according to the organization's website. The pageant in Camp Hill, Pa., included speeches and skits.

In June, Kline, then 19, was named the 2010-11 Franklin County Dairy Princess during the annual pageant in the Kauffman (Pa.) Community Center. She is a 2009 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

Kline, whose parents are Allen and Diane Kline, participated in glee club, Future Business Leaders of America and Future Farmers of America in high school.

She is employed at Pleasant Valley Jerseys in Chambersburg.

Actively involved in FFA and 4-H Dairy for many years, Kline has garnered numerous honors. She has been involved in the national FFA Dairy Judging competition, was a National Gold Medalist and was awarded the Keystone Degree in 2009.

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In addition to her active involvement in the Eastern Dairy 4-H Club, of which she served as president, Kline has served as a 4-H Camp counselor, participated in the Franklin County Council Exchange and attended the National 4-H Congress in 2006. She showed the Reserve Grand Champion Jersey, an animal that she bred and owned, at the Premier National Junior Dairy Show in 2007.

Kline was a member of the Pennsylvania Dairy Judging Team in 2007 and was the high individual for the Brown Swiss breed at nationals.

She also has participated in the Penn State Youth Leadership Conference and is a recipient of the "I Dare You" Award.

Kline is a member of the Living Faith Chapel in Chambersburg, where she is active in the youth group and volunteers in the nursery.

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