Crowning glory of the Rockton Fair

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The torch has been passed, and a new season for the Rockton Agricultural Society has begun, with the crowning of a new Rockton Fair Ambassador.

Roselen Marcy, 17, will be taking the reins from Kelly Scott.

Marcy grew up on a Valens strawberry farm, so she's well versed in agricultural life.

She's also been heavily involved in 4-H for most of her life. She's taken countless home courses, and has shown beef cattle and sheep in the past.

She attends Highland Secondary School, where she's in Grade 12, and she's delighted she won the competition.

"It's an honour," she said. "The past ambassadors are role models to me. I look up to all of them."

Trying for the title is something Marcy has always wanted to do, so when the Strabane Women's Institute approached her to run, she jumped at the chance.

"I just love the fair," she said. "I've always loved the fair."

She's looking forward to a year of new experiences, and hopes she can rise to the challenge.

And according to outgoing ambassador, Kelly Scott, it's going to be a very busy year for Marcy.

"It's non-stop," she said. "But she'll meet a ton of good people, which is what I'll miss."

She'll also be able to attend a convention in Toronto, with nearly 100 other Fair ambassadors from across Ontario, she noted.

Although she thoroughly enjoyed her position as ambassador, Scott is looking forward to her future. She's hoping to attend Conestoga's nursing program in the fall. She's currently awaiting an answer to her application to the college.

The competition was stiff this year, according to judge Lesley Stewart. But Marcy stood out from the pack for her well-rounded skills.

"She had all the elements we look for in ambassador. She had a good knowledge of farming and the fair itself," she said. "She was a complete package."

Crowning glory of the Rockton Fair

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The torch has been passed, and a new season for the Rockton Agricultural Society has begun, with the crowning of a new Rockton Fair Ambassador.

Roselen Marcy, 17, will be taking the reins from Kelly Scott.

Marcy grew up on a Valens strawberry farm, so she's well versed in agricultural life.

She's also been heavily involved in 4-H for most of her life. She's taken countless home courses, and has shown beef cattle and sheep in the past.

She attends Highland Secondary School, where she's in Grade 12, and she's delighted she won the competition.

"It's an honour," she said. "The past ambassadors are role models to me. I look up to all of them."

Trying for the title is something Marcy has always wanted to do, so when the Strabane Women's Institute approached her to run, she jumped at the chance.

"I just love the fair," she said. "I've always loved the fair."

She's looking forward to a year of new experiences, and hopes she can rise to the challenge.

And according to outgoing ambassador, Kelly Scott, it's going to be a very busy year for Marcy.

"It's non-stop," she said. "But she'll meet a ton of good people, which is what I'll miss."

She'll also be able to attend a convention in Toronto, with nearly 100 other Fair ambassadors from across Ontario, she noted.

Although she thoroughly enjoyed her position as ambassador, Scott is looking forward to her future. She's hoping to attend Conestoga's nursing program in the fall. She's currently awaiting an answer to her application to the college.

The competition was stiff this year, according to judge Lesley Stewart. But Marcy stood out from the pack for her well-rounded skills.

"She had all the elements we look for in ambassador. She had a good knowledge of farming and the fair itself," she said. "She was a complete package."

Crowning glory of the Rockton Fair

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The torch has been passed, and a new season for the Rockton Agricultural Society has begun, with the crowning of a new Rockton Fair Ambassador.

Roselen Marcy, 17, will be taking the reins from Kelly Scott.

Marcy grew up on a Valens strawberry farm, so she's well versed in agricultural life.

She's also been heavily involved in 4-H for most of her life. She's taken countless home courses, and has shown beef cattle and sheep in the past.

She attends Highland Secondary School, where she's in Grade 12, and she's delighted she won the competition.

"It's an honour," she said. "The past ambassadors are role models to me. I look up to all of them."

Trying for the title is something Marcy has always wanted to do, so when the Strabane Women's Institute approached her to run, she jumped at the chance.

"I just love the fair," she said. "I've always loved the fair."

She's looking forward to a year of new experiences, and hopes she can rise to the challenge.

And according to outgoing ambassador, Kelly Scott, it's going to be a very busy year for Marcy.

"It's non-stop," she said. "But she'll meet a ton of good people, which is what I'll miss."

She'll also be able to attend a convention in Toronto, with nearly 100 other Fair ambassadors from across Ontario, she noted.

Although she thoroughly enjoyed her position as ambassador, Scott is looking forward to her future. She's hoping to attend Conestoga's nursing program in the fall. She's currently awaiting an answer to her application to the college.

The competition was stiff this year, according to judge Lesley Stewart. But Marcy stood out from the pack for her well-rounded skills.

"She had all the elements we look for in ambassador. She had a good knowledge of farming and the fair itself," she said. "She was a complete package."