Halee Wasson is 2016 Pennsylvania Dairy Princess


HARRISBURG –Halee Wasson of State College, was crowned the 60th Pennsylvania Dairy Princess on Saturday, Oct. 1, after a three-day competition with 26 county dairy princesses.

Halee, the 20-year-old daughter of Ronald and Candace Wasson, was crowned by outgoing state princess Savannah Zanic of Huntingdon, Huntingdon County.

Contestants were judged on public speaking, dairy industry knowledge, and poise and personality. Each contestant prepared a speech, presentation, radio spot and poster display promoting milk and dairy products; submitted a scrapbook of promotion activities; took a dairy promotion knowledge quiz; and participated in an interview with a panel of four judges. New this year was a royal recipe contest, where Halee was runner-up.

Halee won the poster display and speech contests and received honorable mention in the dairy promotion knowledge, presentation, radio spot and scrapbook competitions.

A junior at Penn State majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education, Halee is treasurer of the Ag Student Council and liaison to the American Dairy Science Association for the Dairy Science Club. She is a junior member of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association, a member of the Victor Grange and attends Calvary Baptist Church. A 12-year veteran of her county promotion program, she works on the family’s 40-cow Wasson farm and helps with the family’s seasonal produce market. Halee joins her crown-winning sisters Nicole Wasson Dreibelbis, 2008 Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess; Krystal Wasson, 2009 Pennsylvania Dairy Princess; and Heather Wasson, 2012 Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess.