6/29/2013 1:00 AM
By Laurie Savage Maryland Correspondent
BOONSBORO, Md. — Carol DeBaugh lives on a multi-generational dairy farm near Boonsboro, Md. She will serve as the new Washington County dairy princess and plans to promote the dairy industry and the healthfulness of dairy products to many generations over the next year.
“As a dairy princess, I plan to represent the dairy industry and educate the public on the importance of dairy products for them as well as future generations,” she said.
DeBaugh is the daughter of Matt and Tammy DeBaugh. She is a senior at Boonsboro High School, where she is a member of the FFA.
She served as president and treasurer of her FFA chapter, attended leadership conferences and participated in various career development event competitions, including extemporaneous speaking and farm business management.
At the state level, she took third place in FFA dairy judging and was the third-place winner in dairy handling at the national level.
DeBaugh is the recipient of the Trustworthy, Responsibility and Caring Awards through the Character Counts program.
The new princess is president of her 4-H dairy club and exhibits cattle at local and state shows. She enjoys mentoring other 4-H’ers, was named overall showman and was a member of the state 4-H dairy judging team after placing second individually at the state 4-H dairy judging contest.
At home, the 17-year-old is responsible for helping to milk and care for the calves.
Three dairy maids, or young dairy promoters, will assist DeBaugh during her reign in the county. They are Grace Holder, Sarah Krouse and Hannah Reed.
DeBaugh will join other regional dairy princesses from across the state for the Maryland Dairy Princess Pageant at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the FSK Holiday Inn in Frederick. A reception precedes the event at 7 p.m.
For more information on the dairy princess program, call 301-349-0750.