The Apple Ambassador represents the North Carolina Apple Festival and the North Carolina Apple Growers Association. The ambassador program selects the recipients of the Evelyn Lutz Hill Memorial Scholarships. A $2,000.00 college scholarship is awarded to the ambassador and a $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to the first runner up.
The 2016 Apple Ambassador program is closed. For 2017, applications will be distributed to guidance counselor offices in the fall of 2016, and the application will be made available online at a later date. Applications must be received no later than March 30, 2017.
The 2016 Apple Ambassador is Savanna Prince Roper, who attends Hendersonville High School. Her parents are Jeff and Laren Roper. The runner-up is Sheridan Nicole Mentch who attends East Henderson High School. Her parents are Mike and Debbie Mentch.
Other participating applicants included Dallis Olivia Gulliams (West Henderson), Sierra Lynn Vaughn (West Henderson), MacKenna Maria Williams (East Henderson), Meghan Ruth Reid (Hendersonville), Maya Sarita Ellis (North Henderson), and Dena Elaine Nix (North Henderson).