The Rural Ambassador Award is a National Competition aimed at young adults who have a passion for living and working in rural communities and a willingness to promote what they are about.
The purpose of the competition is to uncover a next generation of rural leaders who have the desire to represent and promote their community, their region and their state. The WA Rural Ambassador will represent RASWA at selected events with an agricultural and education focus, and compete in the national Rural Ambassador competition. To be eligible to enter, candidates just need to have the desire to stand up for Rural Australia, have a basic agricultural and rural knowledge, and be prepared to ‘have a go’. They will experience some tough competition, make lifelong friends and have a damn good time.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no Rural Ambassador program for 2020. However please join us in continuing our celebration of Mackenzie Walmsley being awarded the WA State Rural Ambassador for 2019.
WINNER: WA State Rural Ambassador – Mackenzie Walmsley
This was awarded at the Royal Agricultural Society Awards Dinner where Mackenzie gave a powerful speech on how we can use our local shows to improve education about the Agricultural Industry.
Mackenzie won the South West Zone competition in July 2019 and then went on to represent the zone at the State Awards where after two days of judging during the Perth Royal Show, she was successful in winning the prestigious State Award.
Mackenzie represented Western Australia over the past 12 months and went on to the Australasian Titles in New Zealand this year. Mackenzie has been a volunteer at the Waroona Show for the past ten years and took on the role of Chief Steward for the Children’s Hall in 2019. She is looking forward to using this opportunity to inspire and improve Agricultural Education for future generations.
We are very proud of our young Rural Achievers below, many of whom are still involved with the running of the Waroona Show.
|2004 RICHARD POLLOCK||2005 No Entrant|
|2006 FIONA ELLIS||2007 STACEY DAVIS|
|2008 STACEY DAVIS||2009 – No Entrant|
|2010 *GAYELLE REYNOLDS||2011 – No Entrant|
|2012 NICHOLAS McLARTY||2013 ANTHONY SNELL|
|2014 KATLIN HULL||2015 *KIRSTIN WALLER|
|2016 KIRSTIN WALLER||2017 – No Entrant|
|2018 MACKENZIE WALMSLEY||2019 *MACKENZIE WALMSLEY|
Miss Showgirl Competition
The Miss Show Girl Competition commenced in 1975 as a suggestion by the Royal Agricultural Society.
The Waroona entrant on five occasions has represented the South West Zone of Agricultural Societies.
*Those entrants who have represented the South West Zone are shown with an asterisk alongside their name.
|1975 LYNETTE BOOKER||1988 DIANNE ALEXANDER|
|1976 MIRIAM MILLER||1989 –|
|1977 MARGARET GRANTHAM||1990 NERIDA BLAKE|
|1978 LOUISE DAVIS||1991 REBECCA BENNETT|
|1979 LYN JENKINSON||1992 *DEBORAH PITTER|
|1980 *LEXIE TREVENAN||1993 BELINDA McDONALD|
|1981 *DIANE WATERS||1994 SUSAN DILLEY|
|1982 KAREN COLLINGS||1995 SHELLEY JELF|
|1983 *JENNY KIRKHAM||1996 *NATALIE SZKRABA|
|1984 LISA MONAHAN||1997 MARIA FRANCO|
|1985 ANNA CICOLARI||1998 NATALIE LEWIS|
|1986 LISA WILLIAMSON||1999 CHANTEL HILL|