2010 Spud Bowl Queen is Brittany Harlan
Brittany Harlan, Monte Vista High School, was crowned the Spud Bowl Queen at Saturday's Adams State College football game.
The Spud Bowl tradition began in 1946, when the potato farmers in the Valley were asked to contribute sacks of spuds to the college, which, in turn, were converted into cash to supplement the athletic program. The tradition and spirit have continued, and Spud Bowl remains a highlight of each football season.
Each year, San Luis Valley schools are asked to nominate a senior as a candidate for Spud Bowl Queen. The candidates are interviewed during the morning of Spud Bowl by a panel of judges, and a winner is then selected and announced at halftime of the football game. The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee and Adams State offers one semester tuition scholarships to each candidate, with the student selected as Spud Bowl Queen receiving a one year tuition, room, and board scholarship to Adams State College.
The candidates included: Tara Reynolds, Alamosa High School; Chelsey Dupont, Antonito High School; Jaylyn Gylling, Centauri High School; Anjelica Quintana, Centennial High School; School; Noella Guadiana, Center High School; Andreina Marquez, Del Norte High School; Kathryn Roof, Moffat High School; Brittany Harlan, Monte Vista High School; Kameo Yarrow, Mountain Valley High School; Amanda Romero, Sanford High School; Deanna Dzuris, Sangre de Cristo High School; Ashlee Bogle-DeHerrera, Sargent High School; and Amanda Morrow, Sierra Grande High School.
Judges for this year's contest were Byron Kunugi, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, James Trujillo, executive assistant to the President/Board of Trustees of Adams State College, and Maria Valdez, Adams State accounting technician.