Cooper, daughter of Frank and Diane Cooper
of Lambertville, is the newly crowned
1998-99 New Jersey Dairy Princess and recipient
of a $500 scholarship. She was also selected
as Miss Congeniality by her peers. A graduate
from Hunterdon Central High School, the 19-year-old
lives with her parents on their 174-acre dairy
farm in Delaware Township, Hunterdon County.
Laura attends Delaware Valley College and works
at the Howell Living History Farm. Her hobbies
include Western line dancing and driving draft
horses and she is a member of the Mount Airy
4-H Club. First alternate was South Jersey Dairy
Princess Cherri Sickler, daughter of Ralph
and Leslie Sickler of Woodstown, Salem
County, who was awarded a $300 scholarship. The
17-year-old is a senior at Woodstown High School.
Second alternate was Kate Westbrook, daughter
of Jacob and Karen Westbrook of Newton,
Sussex County, who was awarded a $200 scholarship.
The 18-year-old is a student at Gettysburg College