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Emma Gonzalez of Burns becomes Laramie County Ambassador

 

August 5, 2021

Karen Lipska/Pine Bluffs Post

Above: Emma Gonzalez Burns senior, Laramie County Ambassador.

The Laramie County Fair has commenced on August 4th with help from the Ambassadors of Laramie County. Emma Gonzalez is one of the Laramie County Fair Ambassadors of 2021. She is a senior at Burns High School this coming year. Gonzalez has been in track, indoor and outdoor, and cross country and she was awarded all state athlete. This year, Gonzalez is Vice-President of the Future Farmers of America. Gonzalez has been in Helpful Hands 4-H club for seven years. She started showing goats and then added sheep. This year she has included ducks for versatility. Last year Gonzalez won Champion Senior Showman at the Wyoming State Fair.

Gonzalez said, "To be a Laramie County Ambassador you first apply on-line." In an application there is a cover letter, resume, an essay that is a thousand words or less, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates must be between the ages of 16 to 21, attend a Laramie County school and have showed in the past or will be showing this year. The ambassadors need to have time to commit to the program, a positive attitude toward their duties and a willingness to work well with people of all levels. The Ambassador's dedicate their time from March 1, 2021 and end their service December 31, 2021.

The Ambassadors duties are to coordinate with their school, extra curricular activities, and their Ambassador duties because education is a priority. They must attend Laramie County Commissioner meetings along with making an effort to market the Laramie County Fair at special events. Through the Laramie County Fair, the ambassadors will help with the awards ceremonies and assist with handing out ribbons and awards during the Fair. Receive exhibits and assist on judging day when appropriate. At the end of the Fair, the sale photos they will be in them. Gonzalez stated, "I had to interview face to face to be one of the five they picked."

Gonzalez decided to apply because she wanted to help other kids get involved at the county fair. Her aunt Georgia Younglove was her mentor and got her involved in showing for the fair along with the rest of her family. Gonzalez said, " I encourage any kid to find their passion in any area. I believe the Laramie County Fair will help to enhance the kids passion."

Gonzalez is excited that the fair has started. So many activities with rodeo, showing of the animals, exhibits, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, motocross show and more. The kids love to be involved with the pig wrestling and mutton bustin'. She will be showing the entire time. Although school will be starting soon, she is excited for all of the activities in her life: Senior year, running in track, picking a college to run for and to encourage kids to get involved in the Laramie County Fair.

 

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