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Midwest Dairy Association names Princess Kay finalists

ST. CLOUD -- The Midwest Dairy Association named 12 finalists for Minnesota's 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way Sunday. The women, who come from dairy farm families or work on dairy farms, were selected from nearly 50 county dairy princesses at ...

2016 Princess Kay finalists
The 2016 Princess Kay of the Milky Way finalists are, from front left, Morgan Krause, Annette Kyllo, Emily Stocker, Kelly Schouviller, Kiersten Sabolik, and Haley Hinrichs. From back, left, Meghan Skiba, Kalley Berg, Stephanie Sukalski, Sabrina Portner, Makaila Klejeski and Kayla Leiding. (SUBMITTED)

ST. CLOUD - The Midwest Dairy Association named 12 finalists for Minnesota’s 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way Sunday.

The women, who come from dairy farm families or work on dairy farms, were selected from nearly 50 county dairy princesses at the end of a weekend dairy princess workshop at St. Cloud State University.

They were chosen on the basis of their passion for dairy and communication skills, according to a media release from the Midwest Dairy Association.

Princess Kay is an icon for the state’s dairy community. Princess Kay will be selected before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair in August and will be sculpted in butter during the fair.

Princess Kay and the county dairy princesses make appearances throughout the state to promote dairy farming.

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The finalists are:

  • Kalley Berg, 20, Olmsted County, daughter of Tom and Penny Berg of Pine Island
  • Haley Hinrichs, 18, Goodhue County, daughter of Tim Hinrichs of Goodhue
  • Makaila Klejeski, 18, Dodge County, daughter of Jon and Kim Klejeski of Claremont
  • Morgan Krause, 18, Wright County, daughter of Charles and Robyn Krause of Buffalo
  • Annette Kyllo, 23, Olmsted County, daughter of Paul and Susan Kyllo of Byron
  • Kayla Leiding, 19, Fillmore County, daughter of Todd and Stacy Leiding of Fountain
  • Sabrina Portner, 19, Brown County, daughter of Tom and Mary Portner of Sleepy Eye
  • Kiersten Sabolik, 18, Douglas County, daughter of Gary and Beth Sabolik of Kensington
  • Kelly Schouviller, 19, Becker County, daughter of John and Linda Schouviller of Callaway
  • Meghan Skiba, 19, Isanti County, daughter of Christopher and Melissa Skiba of Cambridge
  • Emily Stocker, 18, Scott County, daughter of Rick and Ann Stocker of Jordan
  • Stephanie Sukalski, 19, Mower County, daughter of Chris and Troy Sukalski of LeRoy
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