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By Natalie Gorsuch
Williamsburg Correspondent 

Vannika Rice Takes Dairy Princess Crown


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Participating in the 2019-20 Blair County Dairy Promotion were (front row, from left): Avalynn Counterman, Annalisa Counterman, Emery Campbell, Maura Campbell, Kali Knab, Jordan Smith, Drew Heltzel, Rachel Ritchey, Laurel Smith, and Emma Biddle; (middle row, from left): Danielle Heltzel, 2019-20 Alternate; Elizabeth Frederick, 2019-20 Dairy Princess; Vannika Rice, 2019-20 Alternate; Dana Heltzel, Rylee Stultz, and Norah Bechtel; (back row, from left): Anna Longenecker, Darcy Heltzel, Madison Benfer, outgoing Alternate Victoria Longenecker, outgoing Dairy Princess Kara Stultz, Katheryn Longenecker, Faith Brumbaugh and Ayla Hileman.

With an original song and a speech about the mental health of dairy farmers, Vannika Rice won the title of 2019-20 Blair County Dairy Princess during last Saturday evening's festivities in Williamsburg.

Rice competed against Elizabeth Frederick of Williamsburg and Dana Heltzel of Martinsburg, both crowned Alternates. For her skit, Rice, who is the daughter of Dave and Yolanda Rice, used the health and wellness theme for a middle school classroom by singing to the audience an original song, "Ode to A Farmer."

In Frederick's skit, she talked about "From Moo to You," the process of milk as t...

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