The Onstage Contest
The contestants, judges & assorted committee members arrive early on the day of the contest.
The contestants are interviewed individually by the panel of 3 judges, they rehearse their prepared question and onstage appearance, followed by lunch with the judges & Co-Chair Representatives. Then there is more rehearsal, primping and excitement builds. Following the Cheese Social, the girls are each interviewed before the audience & judges by Emcee Ralph Sartori.
While the girls are occupied with their on and off stage interviews, the North Bay Dairy Women have been busy making the hall into a beautiful setting. This year's theme is "Land of Milk & Honey" and the decorations are yellow and black, bees & cows, flowers & milk cans. The room always looks lovely for the nighttime event.
Thank you goes to all those talented ladies (and a few men helpers)!!
Proud father Mike Moretti escorts his princess Amanda on stage.
Emcee Ralph Sartori welcomes everyone.
And the 2012-13 District #3 Dairy Princess Contestants take the stage...
Contestant #1 Suzanne Amaral
Suzanne's Sponsor is
John & Holly Camozzi Ranch
Contestant #2 Megan Morgan
Megan's Sponsor is
Jeff Mixon Hay Transport
Contestant #3 Danielle Dolcini
Danielle's Sponsor is
Contestant #4 Samantha Maas
Samantha's Sponsor is
Silacci Ag Services
Escort Eric Neles "searches" for Samantha's prepared question!
This is an ongoing role of the escorts, to see what creative way they can come up
with to present Ralph with the question.
Contestant #5 is Jessie Jones
Jessie's Sponsor is
Contestant #6 is Jenna Bergstedt
Jenna's Sponsor is
Sonoma Marin Veterinary Services
Contestant #7 is Karen De La Torre
Karen's Sponsor is
DeBernardi Dairy Inc.
Contestant #8 is Cassandra Redding
Her escort, Tanner Berncich gets down on his knee
to present the question to Ralph!
Cassandra's Sponsor is
Sevall, Thwaites & Soper Insurance Agency
Contestant #9 is Michelle McClure
Michelle's Sponsor is
Valley View Dairy
Contestant #10 is Ashley Hawkins
Ashley's Sponsor is
Gerald Spaletta Dairy
Following the stage intervies Ralph introduces Co-Chair Representatives:
Jerry Corda, California Milk Advisory Board Alternate Board Member
Judy Buttke (a woman of many hats!) is here as the current
North Bay Dairy Women President
Both thank the committee, sponsors, contestants, helpers,
donors, families & friends of the local Dairy Insdustry.
Outgoing Princess Amanda Moretti returns to the stage.
The judges have been excused to make their final decisions and
Amanda has a few things to say about her year as
District #3 Dairy Princess.
Next up: Scholarship & Award Winners & Crowning of new Dairy Princess Court.