Rose Festival entrants pool talents for a cause
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.