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Escalon Pair Seek Dairy Princess Crown
Spencer Borba
Spencer Borba


Two young Escalon women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 5 Dairy Princess Contest. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at Chez Shari in Manteca.

This year’s contestants are Emma Borba and Spencer Borba.

Emma is the daughter of Clarence and Marian Borba of Escalon. She attends Escalon High School participating in Interact Club, Friends Helping Friends Club, Academic Block E, Scholar Athlete and 4H where she has been showing dairy cattle for seven years at San Joaquin County Fair (Ag Fest). Emma has her own herd of cows and calves of registered and grade Holsteins and is a junior member of the California Holstein Association. After graduating Emma plans to attend University of Pacific where she will be majoring in nursing with a goal to become a nurse practitioner.

Spencer is the daughter of Tony and Barbara Borba of Escalon. She attended Escalon High School participating in many clubs and activities such as Escalon High School Cheerleaders and was varsity cheer captain for two years. Spencer also participated in the Miss Teenage California 2014 and has been a member of local 4-H and FFA organizations showing replacement heifers, winter and summer yearlings and milking cows. Spencer has been awarded the FFA Greenhand and Chapter degrees. She is currently attending Modesto Junior College studying kinesiology with a goal to become an occupational therapist.

The young lady crowned as Dairy Princess will represent the dairy industry in the counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo. She will serve the area as ambassador for the dairy industry at schools, service groups and with the media. The newly selected princess and her alternate will participate in a week of training, provided by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), which includes industry tours, presentation and etiquette training.

The contest is sponsored by the District 5 Dairy Princess Committee and the CMAB. The contest will begin at 6 p.m. with a no-host social hour, followed by dinner and the contest at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets for the contest, contact Katherine Nissen at 209-639-1715 or

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.

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), an instrumentality of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is funded by the state’s more than 1,500 dairy families. With headquarters in South San Francisco and Modesto, the CMAB is one of the largest commodity 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.