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Sharon Snyder, 17, and Mary Beth Tranovich, 17, both of Greenfield Township, Lackawanna County will compete for the title of Wyoming-Lackawanna County Dairy Princess on May 4.

The 2013 pageant will be at the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, Tunkhannock.

“We are excited have such a talented pair of candidates for the title of dairy princess this year,” said Mary Fetter, chair of the two-county program. “For the next year, they will be charged with promoting the dairy industry and reaching out to educate consumers about what happens on local dairy farms and the importance of dairy as part of a well-balanced diet.”

Snyder is the daughter of Linda and David Snyder. She is a junior at Lakeland Junior-Senior High School. After high school, she plans to study agribusiness management at Cornell University. She is the drum major for the Lakeland Chiefs Marching Band, vice president of the Lakeland Chapter of the National Honor Society and vice president of the Elk Mountain Community 4-H Club. She is also working on her gold award for Girl Scouts. She enjoys showing cows at the local fairs.

Tranovich is the daughter of Mary Ann and Brian Tranovich. She attends Scranton Preparatory School as a junior. She resides on her family’s dairy farm, Sandy Banks Farm. At school, she is a member of the National Spanish Club, History Club, Classics Club, the cross country team and track and field team.

Joining the two princess candidates is a team of dairy ambassadors a dairy maid and dairy miss. The 2013-2014 Dairy Ambassadors will be Emma Loch, 15, of Nicholson; Jeremy Rabe, 15, of Evans Falls; and Jonathan Rabe, 14, of Evans Falls. Dairy Maid Sara Fetter, 13, of Dalton and Dairy Miss Destiney Rabe, 11, of Evans Falls complete this year’s team.

The princess candidates will present a dairy skit designed for school-aged children and a speech for an adult audience. The dairy ambassador, dairy maid and dairy miss contestants will present a short speech.

The retiring 2012-2013 Dairy Princess Brianna Smarkusky of Nicholson and Alternate Dairy Princess Whisperlyn Jaget of Dunmore will be honored for their year of service.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

After the coronation, refreshments will be served. The pageant is open to the public.

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