Rose Fes­ti­val en­trants pool tal­ents for a cause

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

FIVE young women have stepped for­ward to sup­port their com­mu­nity at the up­com­ing Biggen­den Apex Rose Fes­ti­val on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 6.

Here is a sneak look at your Biggen­den Apex Rose Fes­ti­val en­trants who are vy­ing for ti­tle of rose queen, char­ity queen and Miss Per­son­al­ity.

COOPER-ANNE FOTHERINGHAM: She has lived in Biggen­den for 10 years and com­pleted Year 12 in 2013. Keen on sport, Cooper-Anne has rep­re­sented the North Bur­nett re­gion which led her to be­come U19 Queens­land wa­ter ski rac­ing cham­pion. She is a for­mer Biggen­den Show So­ci­ety Miss Per­son­al­ity.

JES­SICA FOULKES: Spon­sored by Biggen­den Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary, Jes­sica grew up in Her­vey Bay. The 26-year-old re­cently grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Sun­shine Coast with a Bach­e­lor Nurs­ing Sci­ence. She has been em­ployed as a regis­tered nurse for 10 months at the Biggen­den MPHS and is happy she is stay­ing.

RHANI MCCOSKER: Grew up and went to school in Gayn­dah be­fore study­ing art, sci­ence and ed­u­ca­tion un­til 2017 at Griffith Uni be­fore com­ing to Biggen­den to teach. She is also an artist and got her­self through the ma­jor­ity of uni by sell­ing art­work in cafes and art ex­hi­bi­tions. Rhani loves be­ing out­doors.

EMILY SPRY: She loves lend­ing a hand to those in need. Emily wasn’t born when the Rose Fes­ti­val stopped all those years ago, so when she saw the im­pact it had on the com­mu­nity and busi­nesses de­cided to get in­volved how­ever she could to make sure it con­tin­ued into the fu­ture. Emily is work­ing at Biggen­den Food­works as well as study­ing a bach­e­lor of nurs­ing at CQU.

TAYLA STEGGERT: The mother of two fin­ished Year 12 in 2009. Af­ter studing Cer­tifi­cate 3 in beauty, Tayla started a busi­ness from home. This then led her to open her own busi­ness in the town’s main street. She is study­ing to be­come a hair­dresser to add to her busi­ness and town.

Emily Spry.

Jes­sica Foulkes

Rhani McCosker

Tayla Steggert.

Cooper-Anne Fotheringham.

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