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Rural Ambassador Award for Sheena

15 Nov 2010

NMIT Diploma of Agriculture student, Sheena Mason, has been successful in winning a regional final of the Rural Ambassador Award and will now challenge for the State title, which will be decided at the 2011 Royal Melbourne Show.

Sheena, whose immediate career ambition is to move into the beef cattle industry as an artificial insemination technician, won the regional award at the Whittlesea Agricultural Show (November 6 & 7).

The Rural Ambassador Award is conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and Victorian Agricultural Show Limited with sponsorship support from Kubota Tractor Australia. It aims to identify and encourage enthusiastic, industrious and skilful young people and provide them with a forum to express their views through education and experience.

There are 12 regional finals judged across Victoria each year. The State final is decided at the Melbourne Show after which the winner can contest the national title. The award is open to young people between the ages of 20 and 30 as at May 1.

Sheena's win at Whittlesea Show yielded her a blue and gold sash, $300 cash and a $500 voucher from PI Learning International for the purpose of undertaking a personal development program to prepare her for the State finals next year.

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