Tunarama Ambassador Quest entrants sashed and ready

ENTRANTS: The 2020 Tunarama Ambassador Quest entrants Lauren Hazell, Chloe Dreckow, Winnie Mrdjen, Belinda Currie, Zoe Pratt and Venita Ellis.
ENTRANTS: The 2020 Tunarama Ambassador Quest entrants Lauren Hazell, Chloe Dreckow, Winnie Mrdjen, Belinda Currie, Zoe Pratt and Venita Ellis.

The six entrants in the 2020 Tunarama Ambassador Quest have officially started their road to Tunarama after receiving their sashes at Line and Label on Sunday.

Quest entrants Lauren Hazell (Miss Finesse Finance), Belinda Currie (Miss Port Lincoln Mitre 10), Chloe Dreckow (Miss Kallinyalla Garden Centre), Venita Ellis (Miss Eyre Travel), Winnie Mrdjen (Miss Team Cara) and Zoe Pratt (Miss Clean Seas Seafood) received their sashes in a ceremony.

Zoe, a year 12 student at Port Lincoln High School, said she chose Lincoln Alive as her cause after seeing the difficulties experienced by her family and friends and wanted to support the work Lincoln Alive did in the community.

"As a young person I am all too familiar with the struggles faced by my mates, team-mates and fellow students day-to-day to have good mental health," she said.

Miss Mrdjen is the first ever special needs entrant and said being a part of the 2020 quest made her feel "very proud".

Tunarama Ambassador Damien Burner said his advice was for the entrants to stay humble, stay grounded and to make the most of any opportunities.

"It's a chance for them to shine...and reap the rewards and benefits of being involved in the local community," he said.

Tunarama president Sharon Humenick said it was always a pleasure to spend time with the quest entrants and it was rewarding to see them grow through their journey.