Wood crowned Wayne County dairy princess

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Wayne County dairy royalty
Kierstyn Wood (second from left) was crowned the 2015 Wayne County Dairy Princess. She will be assisted by runner-up Marie Clemont (left); Arianna Borton, junior dairy princess; and runner-up junior dairy princess, Laney Hunsberger.

WOOSTER, Ohio — Kierstyn Wood was crowned the 2015 Wayne County Dairy Princess during the March 19 Wayne County Dairy Service Unit banquet.

Wood, 16, is the daughter of Ken and Laura Wood of Wooster. A junior at Northwestern High School, she is active in 4-H and FFA.

Marie Clements, 16, was named runner-up. A student at Northwestern High School, she is the daughter of Renee Surrarr and Kenneth Underwood of West Salem.

Arianna Borton was selected the 2015 junior dairy princess. Borton, 10, is the daughter of Jim and Sheri Borton of Wooster.

Laney Hunsberger, daughter of Mike and Janice Hunsberger of Shreve, was named runner-up junior dairy princess.

Outstanding youth

Wayne County Outstanding Dairy Youth
Julie Gress, of Shreve, and Adam Miley, of West Salem.

Julie Gress of Shreve and Adam Miley of West Salem were named the 2015 Wayne County Outstanding Dairy Youth.

Gress, the daughter of Joe and Lisa Gress, is a student at Triway High School, where she is active in FFA, serving as the president. She is also active in 4-H, and a member of the Wayne County junior fair board, serving as superintendent of the dairy department.

She also participated in dairy judging, skillathon, quiz bowl, Ayrshire quiz bowl and the Pennsylvania All American Dairy Management contest. She was the 2014 Wayne County Dairy Princess, 2014 Outstanding Ayrshire Youth, and a recipient of the Ohio 4-H Dairy Achievement Award.

Miley, the son of Jon and Amy Miley of West Salem, is a student at Northwestern High School and is active in 4-H, FFA and District 7 and national junior Holstein activities.

He has been a member of the dairy, soils and parliamentary procedure teams, and was also a member of the winning Ohio FFA dairy judging team. He has received his State FFA degree.

Miley was also one of the recipients of the Dairy Service Unit Scholarships. Other scholarships were presented to Nathaniel Kinney, Christian Steiner and Zachary Berry.

Kinney is the son of Brian and Liz Kinney and a student at Triway High School. Steiner is the son of Kurt and Robin Steiner and is a student at Norwayne High School. Berry is the son of Bruce Berry and is a student at Northwestern High School.

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