PHOTO BY MARK KLAPHAKE
Anna Westerman, daughter of Scott and Janell of Sauk Centre, is crowned Stearns County Dairy Princess by Shannon Mergen during the 62nd Annual Stearns County Dairy Princess contest held March 12 at the Melrose Legion in Melrose. Five other girls were crowned as well. They include Emily Pratt, daughter of Ryan and Sheri Pratt of Albany, Anna Zeis, daughter of Fred Zeis and Ute Zeis of Holdingford, Brianna Hemmesch, daughter of Roger and Lisa Hemmesch of Paynesville, Roseann Mehr, daughter of Vernon and Joann Mehr of Farming and Kayla Herkenhoff, daughter of Bernie and Diane Herkenhoff of St. Rosa. Herkenhoff and Hemmesch also earned $150 scholarships from the Stearns County American Dairy Association and Pratt was named Miss Congeniality.