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 2020 Apple Ambassador is Emma Elizabeth Gilliam. Ms. Gilliam is a student at East Henderson High School. Her parents are Maggie and Bruce Gilliam. The Runner-up is Haley Nicole Hargus, who is a rising senior at East Henderson High School. Her parents are Beverly and Greg Hargus.