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POLLETTE'S

OFFICERS

Linda Davis
President

Beth Blinson
Vice President

Nancy Shanks
Secretary

Peggy Blinson
Treasurer

Brittany Lookabill Skeen
Queen Chair

Kim Eudy
Queen Co-Chair

Sharon Hice
1 Year Director

Sherrawn Sockwell
2 Year Director

Brittany Skeen
3 Year Director

QUEEN & PRINCESS'

I.Qualifications for North Carolina Hereford Queen

A. Contestant must be at least 16 years old and not have reached 22 years of age 
By January 1 of the year that she will represent her state at the Junior 
National Expo as Queen.

B. Must be a member of good standing (yearly dues paid) of the North Carolina 
Junior Hereford Association, for at least one year, and a daughter or 
Granddaughter of a Hereford breeder who is a member of the NCHA 
And/or AHA or must own a Hereford animal.

C. A letter from the candidate must be submitted to the Queen Chairman, stating 
the candidates reason for running for North Carolina Hereford Queen and 
what the candidate wants to accomplish as a representative for the state 
of North Carolina as queen. This letter should be submitted prior to the 
NCHA Annual Banquet in March of said year. A personal resume must 
accompany the letter. This must be submitted 15 days prior to the Annual March meeting.

D. Overall selection of the North Carolina Hereford Queen will be by a vote of 
the N.C. Pollette Board and will be based on general appearance, ability to 
communicate, general knowledge of the Hereford breed and beef cattle 
industry, personality and poise.

E. Must be a resident of the state of North Carolina (submit current copy of 
NCDL with candidate letter).

F. Must be single, never married, no children.



II. Rules for North Carolina Hereford Queen

A. May serve as North Carolina Queen for the state association a second year 
with approval from the Pollette Board.

B. May compete for National Queen two years providing she did not win the 
National title and she has the approval of her state.

C. A candidate may not be queen/princess for another breed and a State/National 
Hereford Queen; she must be exclusive to the Hereford breed.

D. The sponsoring state organization must have at least one Pollette member with 
their national dues paid by August 1 of the year she is competing for 
National Queen. 
E. A state queen may not attend a function outside their elected area in official 
state queen capacity unless personally invited by the host state.

F. Only the National Queen will wear white or off-white. For the National Show, 
each State Queen is to be dressed in a Blazer or Skirt (wool or wool blend), 
Boots, Tiara (No Hat) and Banner. At the Junior National Hereford 
Expo, Queens shall be dressed in a skirt, blouse with sleeves, boots, tiara 
(no hat) and banner at the events or activities designed as “Dress or 
Queen Events”. See Official State Queen Outfit Guidelines for further 
details.

G. The North Carolina Queen should attend the Junior National Hereford Expo 
and is expected to attend the American Royal, the annual NCHA Banquet and Sale, the N.C. State Fair Junior Show and Open Show, plus be available to attend NCHA member’s sales and events on request.

H. The National Queen and State Queens are responsible for making their own 
room reservations.

I. The National Queen and State Queens may show at the Junior National 
Hereford Expo Show.

J. The National and State Queens may not show at the American Royal Show. 
They may enter cattle, but may not be involved in the care and exhibiting 
of the animals at the American Royal Show in KS. 
K. The National Hereford Queen will be crowned during the American Royal Show. Runners-up will also be chosen.

L. Each State Queen will sign and return the conduct agreement to the National 
Queen Chairman before the Junior National Hereford Expo.

M. Any deviation from the expected behavior of the North Carolina Hereford 
Queen such as pregnancy, felony violation of the law, etc. will result in 
disqualification from the program.

N. The North Carolina Hereford Queen will not consume alcohol, use tobacco 
or drugs, or use obscene language while serving in any official capacity as 
queen.

O. In the event there are two or more girls running for Queen there will be an interview process in conjunction with the NC annual Meeting In March to determine who is crowned. 
 Revised 02/13


II.Qualifications / Rules for North Carolina Hereford Princess

A. Contestant must be at least 13 years old by January 1 of the year that she will 
represent North Carolina.

 B. Must be a member of good standing (yearly dues paid) of the North Carolina 
Junior Hereford Association, for at least one year, and a daughter or 
granddaughter of a Hereford breeder who is a member of the NCHA 
and/or AHA or must own a Hereford animal.

C. A letter from the candidate must be submitted to the Queen / Princess 
Chairman, stating why the candidate would want to be a North Carolina 
Hereford Princess. This letter should be submitted prior to the NCHA 
Annual Banquet in March of said year.

D. Overall selection of the North Carolina Hereford Princess (s) will be by a vote 
of the N.C. Pollette Board and will be based on general appearance, ability 
to communicate, general knowledge of the Hereford breed and beef cattle 
industry, personality and poise.

E. May have multiple candidates serving as North Carolina Hereford Princess.

F. Must be available to fill in if the NC Queen is unavailable or absent.

G. Must be able to attend the same functions as the NCHA Queen except the 
Junior National Hereford Expo and the Denver National Show.

 



Queen / Princess Chairman: 
Brittany L. Skeen
902 Greensboro Street Ext. 
Lexington, NC 27295 
brittanyljames21@yahoo.com 
Phone- (336) 247-5526


 
The North Carolina Pollettes recommend that before you apply for NC Hereford 
Queen or Princess you consider the following:

___ I am truly interested in the NCHA and I consider myself a good representative for 
my state and my breed. Do I have the desire and enthusiasm to handle the 
activities and requirements made of the queen and princess?

___ If chosen as North Carolina Hereford Queen, there must be no reason that you 
would not be able to attend the National such as school or college schedule 
conflict.

___ The Pollettes may give a monetary donation for queen attire, if the funds permit. 
You may try to raise money yourself for your expenses.

___ You must have the appropriate attire for all state functions including a tiara and 
state banner (furnished by the Pollettes).

___ The North Carolina Hereford Queen must be chaperoned at all overnight 
functions.

Goals of the both the North Carolina Hereford Queen and North Carolina Hereford 
Princess are to be able to represent the North Carolina Hereford Association and its breeders with knowledge, honor, and pride