Lucy named ju­nior ru­ral am­bas­sador

Central and North Burnett Times - - BIGGENDEN SHOW -

BIGGEN­DEN Show So­ci­ety’s Ju­nior Ru­ral Am­bas­sador Lucy Kin­bacher has been in­volved with the Biggen­den Show since she was four years old.

Co-or­di­na­tor Ta­mara Thode said the so­ci­ety in­tro­duced the com­pe­ti­tion to en­cour­age more young peo­ple into the show move­ment.

“En­trants have to be 20 to en­ter the Ru­ral Am­bas­sador,” she said.

Judges Steve and Kerry Dunn and Felic­ity Grigor were over­whelmed at the cal­i­bre of en­trants, say­ing the com­mu­nity was in safe hands.

Lucy was stranded in Bris­bane on Fri­day night due to the mas­sive down­pour in the re­gion.

Her fam­ily had to drive to Petrie early Satur­day morn­ing to get her back for the af­ter­noon judg­ing at a high tea at the show hall.

The 18-year-old is in her sec­ond year of a Bach­e­lor of Jour­nal­ism at Bond Uni­ver­sity af­ter be­ing awarded the John Bur­ton Cadet­ship.

As part of her de­gree, she is work­ing at the Gold Coast Bul­letin.

“I am guar­an­teed two years em­ploy­ment with them af­ter I grad­u­ate,” she said.

The Bron­cos fan is keen to be­come a sports jour­nal­ist.

Lucy said she would like to alert the state and na­tion to the im­por­tant is­sues par­tic­u­larly ru­ral based through her writ­ing to help grow and de­velop youth en­gage­ment in events.

Ru­ral am­bas­sador Lucy Kin­bacher This alone has sub­stan­tially in­creased en­tries into the pav­il­ion

She sug­gested one way of en­cour­ag­ing more young peo­ple into the show move­ment was by sup­port­ing other sec­tions of the Biggen­den Show like what had been achieved with the kids’ cooking days.

“This alone has sub­stan­tially in­creased en­tries into the pav­il­ion,” she said.

Other en­trants were Biggen­den Young Cit­i­zen of the Year and Isis Dis­trict High School cap­tain Vanessa McIn­tyre and River­side Chris­tian Col­lege Year 11 stu­dent So­phie Hall.


JU­NIOR RU­RAL AM­BAS­SADOR: Biggen­den Show So­ci­ety in­tro­duced a ju­nior ru­ral am­bas­sador com­pe­ti­tion and at­tracted three en­trants, So­phie Hall, Vanessa McIn­tyre and win­ner Lucy Kin­bacher.

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