EAST LANSING, Mich. — The National Shorthorn Lassie Queen contest was held during the 2010 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference.
Cynthia Bunch, Millersburg, Ohio, was crowned National Shorthorn Lassie Queen before the Grand Champion Shorthorn Female Drive of the 2010 Junior Nationals.
Bunch is the 18-year-old daughter of Duane and Jeannie Miller of Millersburg, Ohio. She has been showing Shorthorn cattle for seven years, has attended six Shorthorn Junior Nationals and attended the 2008 KEY conference.
Bunch served as the secretary of West Holmes FFA for two years and serves on the Holmes County Junior Fair Board. She plans to attend either Purdue University or Ohio State University in the fall, majoring in agricultural sales and marketing and agricultural communications.
Ashley Shearer, the 20-year-old daughter of Bob and Doreen Shearer of Mount Joy, was crowned the 2010-11 Alternate Lassie Queen. Shearer has been showing Shorthorns for the past four years and currently serves as president of the Pennsylvania Junior Shorthorn Association.
The National Shorthorn Lassies serve as the women’s auxiliary of the American Shorthorn Association. Lassies encourage and extend the influence of Shorthorn breeding, promote the interest of its membership, stimulate greater activity and cultivate closer relationships.
The National Shorthorn Lassie Queen will attend the 2010 National Shorthorn Show at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., the 2011 National Western Stock Show in Denver, Co., and the 2011 NJSS in Indianapolis, Ind. to promote the Shorthorn breed and represent the American Shorthorn Association.
While representing the breed, the National Shorthorn Lassie Queen will be dressed in the official queen attire; which consists of a stole and badge, kilt, black velveteen jacket, tailored blouse, black boots, crown and sash.
For more information visit www.shorthorn.org.