THE 2001 Wagin Young Rural Ambassador is Melanie Davey, a 24 year old customer service officer with Wesfarmers Federation Insurance in Wagin.
Through her family Melanie has had a long association with Woolorama and although she completed years 11 and 12 at St Bridgets' College in Lesmurdie and spent a year in Germany as a nanny she has never missed a Wagin Woolorama.
Her parents Terry and Lyn Davey, whose property is near Piesseville north of Wagin, were synomous with the dairy goat section both as exhibitors and organisers for many years.
After spending the past eight years in Perth Melanie says she knows she is a country girl at heart. She is completing her studies externally and is studying a bachelor of commerce degree majoring in economics and finance at Curtin University.
In her role as Young Rural Ambassador she will be joined by last year's state winner Daniel Martin from Mt Barker to sash to champions and make presentations.
Melanie will have the opportunity to compete in the state final at the Perth Royal Show if she is successful in the great southern zone final held mid-year.