Karides named Maryland Dairy Princess, Stiles Alternate
FREDERICK, Md. — Elizabeth Karides from the South Central region was named the 2021 Maryland State Dairy Princess, and Emily Stiles from Washington County was chosen as Alternate Maryland Dairy Princess on Wednesday, July 14, in Frederick, Md. Together, they will represent Maryland’s dairy farmers and engage consumers at the grassroots level with positive dairy messages.
Karides from Severna Park, Md., is the 16 year old daughter of Sam and Connie Karides. She is a member of the Anne Arundel 4-H Leasing Club, participates in dairy bowl, public speaking, summer camp and showing dairy cattle. In school, Elizabeth is president of Students Against Destructive Decisions and is a member of National Honor Society and the It’s Academic Team. She enjoys volunteering with food and clothing drives and assembling Christmas boxes and school kits.
Stiles is the 16 year old daughter of Duean and Dawn Stiles from Fairplay, Md. A member of the Washington County 4-H Dairy Club, she exhibits cattle, home arts and participates in public speaking through 4-H.
Three additional contestants competed for the title including Allegany-Garrett County Dairy Princess Morgan Qualls; Frederick County Dairy Princess Shea Cencula; and Upper Chesapeake Dairy Princess Elana Waltimyer.
Outgoing Maryland Dairy Princess Ellie Feaga crowned the new team, after serving two years in the role due to the pandemic.
The pageant can be viewed on the Maryland Dairy Princess Association Facebook page, along with the contestants’ skit presentations.