Ripon’s Jenavieve Kisst will be crowned Dairy Princess during a ceremony at the District 5 Advisory Committee Meeting on Tuesday, June 10, at Papapavlo’s, 501 N. Lincoln Center, in Stockton.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social and is followed by the dinner meeting at 7 p.m. The coronation will happen during the regular meeting.
Katherine Nissen, District 5 Dairy Princess Committee Chairperson, will crown the new Dairy Princess. Retiring Dairy Princess and Jenavieve’s twin sister, Jacqueline Kisst, will end her reign by turning over the title to Jenavieve, wishing her well as she represents the California dairy industry throughout the coming year. Jenavieve will serve her reign through 2014 and early 2015, until the 2015 District 5 Dairy Princess Contest is held and her successor will be crowned.
Jenavieve is the daughter of John and Tamela Kisst of Ripon. Jenavieve accompanied her sister at many of the events the Dairy Princess attended throughout Jacqueline’s reign in 2013-2014, so she has an understanding of what it takes to serve District 5 during her yearlong reign. Along with serving the community as the District 5 Dairy Princess, Jenavieve will be completing her second year at Modesto Junior College.
The Dairy Princess will represent the dairy industry in District 5, which is comprised of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo counties. She will serve the area as ambassador for the dairy industry at schools, service groups and with the media. Jenavieve will also participate in a week of training, provided by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), which includes industry tours, presentation and etiquette training.
California is the nation’s leading milk producer. It also produces more butter, ice cream, yogurt and nonfat dry milk than any other state. Dairy products made with Real California milk can be identified by the Real California Milk seal, which certifies that the products are made exclusively with milk produced on California dairy farms. The state is the second-largest producer of cheese, which is available nationally under the Real California Cheese seal.