National Jersey Queen

The National Jersey Queen promotes the Jersey breed and represents members of the American Jersey Cattle Association throughout the year at local, state and national events including the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings and the All American Jersey Show. Her reign begins during the National Jersey Jug Futurity of the contest year.

Any female member of the American Jersey Cattle Association (junior or Lifetime) between the ages of 16 and 22 as of January 1 may participate.  Applications must be received in the AJCA office by October 15.

Participants are interviewed by a three-member judging panel on Friday evening of the All American Jersey Show. They are also evaluated on Jersey-related activities and essay responses, proposed platform, general dairy and Jersey breed knowledge, and public speaking. The National Jersey Queen is announced at the national junior awards banquet held on Saturday evening of the All American Jersey Show. Two alternate queens are also selected.

The Charlene Nardone National Jersey Queen Fund Scholarships provides $1,000 in scholarships for the Queen and alternates, plus financial support for the Queen's travel after her selection.

For more information about participating in or supporting the National Jersey Queen development program, contact the AJCA Communications Department at 614/861-3636, or email info@usjersey.com with "National Jersey Queen" in the subject line.

Read more about 2019 National Jersey Queen Gracie Krahn here.

2019 National Jersey Queen and Court
NJQ2018

National Jersey Queen Gracie Krahn, OR
First Alternate Katarina Emerich, NY, and Second Alternate Rileigh Mumbulo, TX

NJQ2017
2018

Queen: Abby Shaw, MA
Court: Allison Foster, WI, and Willow Voegtlen, PA

2016
NJQ_2016

Queen: Maria Jo Noble, PA
Court: Kaila Wussow, WI, and Lena Gourley, OR

2017
NJQ_2017

Queen: Lakaya Lyon, IA
Court: Allison Foster, WI, and Skylar Buell, MI

2014

Queen: Taylor Leach, KS
Court: Kira Andre, OH, and Emily Chittenden, NY

2015

Queen: Regina Pozzi, CA
Court: Lena Gourley, OR, and Kara Maxwell, IA

2012

Queen: Jessica Smith, MS
Court: Kaitlyn Riley, WI, and Kelli Carstensen, CA

2013

Queen: Sydney Endres, WI
Court: Kira Andre, OH, and Olivia Pearson, NC

2010

Queen: Lena Sweeney, CA
Court: Tera Koebel, MI, and Amber Ettinger, SC

2011

Queen: Cassandra Krull, WI
Court: Cassandra Chittenden, NY, and Kelli Carstensen, CA

2008

Queen: Kristin Hogan, OR
Court: Julie Ozburn, TN, and Katie Wirkus, WI

2009

Queen: Stephanie Kasper, MN
Court: Lauren Brittany Core, KY, and Karessa Mann, CA

2006

Queen: Betty Thompson, OK
Court: Caitlin Kasper, MN, and Stephanie Vostad, SD

2007

Queen: Rachel White, IN
Court: Julie Ozburn, TN, and Ashley Messing, MI

2004

Queen: Lena Magnochi, WA
Court: Sara LaFever, TN, and Carrie Hubbard, MN

2005

Queen: Sara LaFever, TN
Court: Katie Mason, MD, and Kate Rector, CA

2002

Queen: Meggie Issler, OH
Court: Stacey Shipley, OH, and Amy Kaucher, PA

2003

Queen: Nicole Kessenich, WI
Court: Meagan Matlock, IN, and Lindsey Stewart, IA

2000

Queen: Kristin Flowers, OH
Court: Brooke Core, KY, and Kristyn Westergard, UT

2001

Queen: Brooke Core, KY
Court: Sarah Blood, NY, and Christina Huisjen, MI

1998

Queen: Jennifer Kunde, IA
Court: Iris Peeler, SC, and Sarah Bedgar, MD

1999

Queen: Tara Bohnert, IL
Court: Kristyn Westergard, UT, and Roxanne Johnson, OR

1996

Queen: Shelley Thompson, OK
Court: Rachel Goldman, TX, and Jocelyn Busey, OH

1997

Queen: Denise Josi, OR
Court: Iris Peeler, SC, and Suzanne Gee, FL

1994

Queen: Janelle Koontz, PA
Court: Andrea Steer, SC, and Cissy Bigham, TN

1995

Queen: Kari Skiba, MN
Court: Denise Josi, OR, and Jessica Chaney, KY

1992

Queen: Christine Hoewischer, OH
Court: Laura Dufford, VA, and  Julie Kirchdoerfer, MO

1993

Queen: Laura Dufford, VA
Court: Karin Chittenden, NY, and Karla Wallace, MN

1990

Queen: Beverly Buckler, FL
Court: Cindy Stewart, WI, and Gini Lin Barlow, KY

1991

Queen: Jessica Chittenden, NY
Court: Gretchen Griewe, OH, and Gini Lin Barlow, KY

1988

Queen: Heidi Dorflinger, CT
Court: Kim Billman, OH,  Jennifer White, TN

1989

Queen: Christine Sheesley, NY
Court: Shelly Hoewischer, OH, and Christa Miller, NY

1986

Queen: Cherie Wamsley, WA
Court: Molly Stevens, OH, and Susie Heath, MD

1987

Queen: Lisa Altvater, OH
Court: Katharine Knowlton, CT, and Angie Gaby, TN

1984

Queen: Carol Dreisbach, PA
Court: Patricia Spahr, OH, and Elizabeth Senn, SC

1985

Queen: Sue Hosfield, MN
Court: Melissa Higgs, TN, and Jill Schroeder, OH

1982

Queen: Sara Barlass, WI
Court: Dana Chaney, KY, and Delores Stuckey, MN

1983

Queen: Patricia Dreisbach, PA
Court: Kristin Benson, NY, and Kirsten Clauss, CA

1980

Queen: Mitzi Pfeiffer, OH
Court: Annette Stephenson, IN, and Susan Barnett, KY

1981

Queen: Susan Barnett, KY
Court: Vickie Beckley, MD, and Jennifer Spurlin, TN

1978

Queen: Mitzi Pfeiffer, OH
Court: Annette Stephenson, IN, and Susan Barnett, KY

1979

Queen: Kelli Kunkel, MO
Court: Patricia Painter, IN, and Darlene Yeaton, ME

1976

Queen: Mitzi Pfeiffer, OH
Court: Annette Stephenson, IN, and Susan Barnett, KY

1977

Queen: Mary Kay Hinton, TN
Court: Tammie Myers, OH, and Lynnae Kasch, WA

1974

Queen: Mitzi Pfeiffer, OH
Court: Annette Stephenson, IN, and Susan Barnett, KY

1975

Queen: Shelly Poll, UT
Court: Helen Sanford, MI, and Darlene Katen, CA

1972

Queen: Mitzi Pfeiffer, OH
Court: Annette Stephenson, IN, and Susan Barnett, KY

1973

Queen: Nancy Reichert, KS
Court: Marj Bensend, WI, and Julie Geinger, IN

1970

Queen: Mitzi Pfeiffer, OH
Court: Annette Stephenson, IN, and Susan Barnett, KY

1971

Queen: Marion Owens, WI
Court: Terry Nelson, MN, and Leslie Griffin, IA

1968

Queen: Mitzi Pfeiffer, OH
Court: Annette Stephenson, IN, and Susan Barnett, KY

1969

Queen: Mary Parr, SC
Court: Glenda Schurle, KS, and Becky McFarland, IN

1966

Queen: Mitzi Pfeiffer, OH
Court: Annette Stephenson, IN, and Susan Barnett, KY

1967

Queen: Bonnie Jo Tuttle, OH
Court: Rebecca Burris, KY, and Kathie Loos, IL

1964

Queen: Mitzi Pfeiffer, OH
Court: Annette Stephenson, IN, and Susan Barnett, KY

1965

Queen: Kay Miller, IL
Court: Margaret Sayles, CAN, and Sybil Gano, OH