Becca Bartelheimer of Snohomish is the new Snohomish County dairy ambassador.
Formerly called the dairy princess, the position involves representing the county’s dairy farms in parades and at local fairs, sporting events and schools. Becca will serve until next spring.
Snohomish County Dairy Women has sponsored the coronation of the ambassador for the past 60 years.
Becca is the daughter of Ryan and Michelle Bartelheimer and is a junior at Snohomish High School. She’s been active in 4-H, Future Farmers of America and Washington Jr. Holstein Association. She is the outgoing Washington State Jersey Queen, and she plans to attend Washington State University.
Alternate ambassadors are Allyson Carothers, a senior at Monroe High School, and Kaitlyn Meissner, a junior at Stanwood High School.
The three young women were selected from a slate of six. One of the requirements for running for dairy ambassador is submission of a recipe that uses dairy products. Six recipes from the candidates are featured in the Food section of Wednesday’s Herald (Page D2). The dairy women also named Chris and Anna Groeneveld of Monroe’s Groeneveld Dairy as the annual Dairy Shrine honorees. The Dairy Shrine Pioneer award went to Keith Sarkisian, former agriculture instructor at Arlington High School. Dairy Women scholarships went to Marika Dunham, of Monroe, and Nicole Buell, of Marysville.