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District 5 Crowns Weststeyn As 2017 Dairy Princess
Dairy Princess
Linden resident Sarah Weststeyn was crowned District 5 Dairy Princess during a ceremony on Thursday, June 29 at Papapavalos restaurant in Stockton. Photo Contributed

Sarah Weststeyn was crowned Dairy Princess during a ceremony on Thursday, June 29 at Papapavalos restaurant in Stockton.

Emma Borba of Escalon, the reigning District 5 Dairy Princess, crowned the new Dairy Princess. She ended her reign by turning over the title to Sarah, wishing her well as she represents the California dairy industry throughout the coming year. Sarah will serve her reign from 2017-2018.

The daughter of Bert and Cheryl Weststeyn of Linden, Sarah graduated with her Associate of Science degree from Modesto Junior College in April. Sarah is a current employee at BWC Weststeyn Dairy.

The Dairy Princess will represent the dairy industry in District 5, which is 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. The newly selected princess will attend a training session with workshops on presentation development, promoting the California dairy industry and leadership and etiquette tools.

California is the nation’s leading milk producer. It also produces more butter and nonfat dry milk than any other state. The state is the second-largest of cheese and yogurt. Dairy products made with Real California milk can be identified by the Real California Milk or Real California Cheese seal, which certifies that the products are made exclusively with milk produced on California dairy farms.

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), an instrumentality of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is funded by the state’s more than 1,300 dairy families. With headquarters in Tracy, the CMAB is one of the largest agricultural marketing boards in the United States. The CMAB executes advertising, public relations, research and retail and foodservice promotional programs on behalf of California dairy products, including Real California Milk and Real California Cheese, throughout the U.S. and internationally. For more information and to connect with the CMAB through social media, visit, like at Facebook, view videos at YouTube, follow at Twitter and Instagram, and pin at Pinterest.