Sheep & Wool Ambassador
The first Maryland Lamb & Wool Queen Competition was held in 1972, when Kendra Hall from Frederick County, Maryland was crowned. This set the stage for 47 years of young ladies proudly representing the Maryland sheep industry. In 2020, the competition was to be re-named Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador and opened to both males and females. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 festival, the 2019 winners will continue in their roles until the 2021.
The main duty of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador is to educate the public about not only our growing sheep industry here in Maryland, but also nationally. They also hand out ribbons at various shows and show their support for our industry by mentoring younger shepherds.
2019/2020 Maryland Lamb & Wool Queen
My name is Alivia Blum. I am 16 years old and I live in Baltimore County. I am in 10th grade at Hereford High School. I am a member of the White Hall 4-H Club and the Hereford FFA Chapter. I am currently the President of my 4-H Club.
My family has been raising sheep since before I was born. We raise Commercial Sheep, Natural Coloreds, Tunis and Romneys.
I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as the 2019 Maryland Lamb & Wool Queen. I have enjoyed traveling around the state to hand out ribbons and to talk to producers. I think the thing I have enjoyed most was answering the questions that were asked by the public.
It has been an honor and I would like to thank all of those that supported me this past year.
2019/2020 Maryland Lamb & Wool Princesses
- Laura Dutton, Frederick, MD
- Bryanna Bode, Nanjemoy, MD
Visit the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival website for information on entering the next contest.