Jessica has the country at heart
JESSICA Wilson, 18, is the second entrant in the 2006 Coffs Harbour Showgirl competition.
The Coffs Harbour Senior College Year 12 student is an avid horse rider and an active member of the pony club and North Coast Equestrian Club.
She has competed in hacking events in the Coffs Harbour Show, as well as in other North Coast shows, for the past seven years.
As well as grooming and car- ing for her horses, swimming, and going out with friends, she enjoys cooking and has won prizes at the Coffs Harbour Show two years in a row with her rock cakes.
Ms Wilson has been involved in several church family groups and raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation and youth suicide prevention.
She plans to go on to university to study primary school teaching when she finishes school and would like to teach in a rural area when she finishes her training. She also hopes to represent Coffs Harbour in equestrian events at the Sydney Royal Easter Show level.
"I believe the Coffs Harbour Show contributes significantly towards the integration of rural and city communities. I want to be Coffs Harbour Showgirl 2006 so I can be an ambassador for Coffs Harbour and its rural areas," she said.