"Hello, my name is Amber Cook, daughter of Shawna St.Clair and John Cook. I am honored and thrilled to serve as one of the 2019 Chelan County Fair Ambassadors. I have participated in the Chelan County Fair with swine as my main focus, showing the grand champion overall breeding gilt last year. I brought my gilt home, starting my swine breeding operation, to breed and show her piglets the following year. In addition to my swine operation I have also been running a successful sheep breeding operation since my freshman year, and this season I am spreading my wings to show my ewe lamb Sage. With all of my livestock knowledge and the experience I am soaking up this year as an ambassador, I am planning to pursue a degree in Agricultural Education at Washington State University after high school. I hope to meet you this year at the Chelan County Fair “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways” this September!
Blake Cochran is the son of Marty and Lorrie Cochran of Manson, and is 17 years old, He will be a senior at Manson High School in the coming school year. Blake has been in FFA for 4 years and 4-H for 10 years. He has served as FFA Sentinel and President in the Manson FFA chapter, He has also served has 4-H Vice-President. He enjoys running Cross Country and directing the marching band, some other hobbies are hunting and teaching kids how to ski.
Blake has been attending the fair since he was 2 weeks old, and has been showing pigs for 10 years, he will also be entering apples and school shop projects. His plans are to attend Washington State University agricultural program to become a Fieldman and return to the valley.