Darci Munk, Cache County, was chosen Utah State Dairy Princess for 1989 at the recent Utah Dairy Princess Pageant in Provo. Her two attendants are Marni Small, Box Elder County, and Dawnell Anderson, Weber County. Christine Besendorfer, Wasatch County, was selected Miss Congeniality by the pageant contestants.
Dairy princesses are chosen on the basis of poise, personality, personal values and objectives in life and willingness to support the Utah dairy industry.Munk works at the Cache Valley Dairy and is a student at Utah State University. She was an avid 4-Her in high school and starred in musicals and plays and participated in the pep club, the drill team, the student council and was involved in many other leadership activities.
Small, a USU student, was student body president and homecoming queen at her high school. Anderson, who grew up on a diary farm and helped milk the family's cows, attended Dixie College and Evans Beauty College in St. George.
Munk will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the school of her choice, and her two attendants will each receive a $500 scholarship. All three will spend the coming year representing Utah's dairy industry - which is worth $1 billion a year to Utah's economy - as goodwill ambassadors.
Their duties will include teaching good nutrition to thousands of school children and participating in public relations activities during June Dairy Month and in the Days of '47 Parade.