Emily Rockey of Elma was recently selected as an alternate state dairy ambassador by the Dairy Farmers of Washington.
Rockey represented Grays Harbor County in the statewide competition, which wrapped up June 22 in Bothell. Kayla VanWieringen of Yakima Valley was crowned the ambassador.
Rockey recently graduated from Elma High School. She is the daughter of Stacey and Scott Rockey of Elma. She plans to attend the University of Washington in the fall to study psychology, according to a release from the Dairy Farmers.
“Upon graduating from college, Emily plans to have a career as a hospital psychologist to help patients recover from traumatic experiences,” the release states.
The ambassador and alternates “will visit schools, attend local and state fairs; appear at Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) events, parades and many more activities including addressing the Washington State Legislature promoting the health and nutrition benefits of dairy products,” the release states.
Kara Teachman of King-Pierce was named as the other “equal alternate.”