Emily to fly the flag for Burnett at Ekka
TEEBAR'S Emily Rockemer is off to the Royal Brisbane Show in August to represent the Burnett. Sub-Chamber as its Miss Showgirl 2018.
At Saturday's judging at Biggenden, runner up was 23-year-old pharmacy technician Laura Campbell representing Gin Gin while the community vision award went to Mundubbera's Sara Darrow.
Burnett Sub-Chamber and Teebar Show president Malcolm Beresford was all smiles when Emily's name was announced.
He said a former Miss Teebar, Sophie Hughes went on to win the Queensland title.
"Emily has big shoes to fill,” he said.
"But I was very impressed with the way she spoke.”
Mr Beresford said it was pleasing to see the involvement by the young people.
"This indicates the show movement is in good hands for the future,” he said.
"But on the other hand one of the entrants said they needed the older experience to guide them.”
Emily, who is completing her Bachelor of Agriculture with a minor in livestock production and agribusiness is looking forward to representing the Burnett region at the Ekka in August.
While studying, Emily enjoys he job as a yardsperson at the Biggenden and Gympie saleyards as well as helping out on the family property at Broweena.
She offered her congratulations to all the other showgirls and rural ambassadors for representing their local show at the judging.
Emily said she has already asked both the former Teebar Miss Showgirl Sam Olsen and state winner Sophie Hughes for tips and pointers.
"This has been really beneficial,” she said.
Judge Amy Wicks said the top three were great ambassadors for their communities.
"Emily's passion and her overall drive for her community and agriculture shone through,” she said.
"She will do really well at the next level.
"It was great to meet like-minded people in an industry we're all passionate about.”
Mrs Wicks said for rural ambassador winner Cameron Brygrave, his growth and confidence building would be extraordinary.
Mr Beresford said the sub-chamber's November meeting would be looking at rehashing the beaut ute competition.
"The beaut utes have always been a draw card at our shows,” he said
"But for sub-chamber winners it is a big expense to go to the Ekka just for an hour's judging.”