NARACOORTE High School agriculture teacher Chelsea Dahlenburg has come runner up in the Rural Ambassador Award State finals.
Nine entrants from all over SA were invited to the Royal Adelaide Show where the winners were announced.
Courtney Ramsey from the Eyre Peninsula took out first place while Ms Dahlenburg came in equal second with Southern region representative Edward Scott.
The trio received cash prizes and will spend two weeks touring New Zealand next year.
Ms Dahlenburg said she was passionate about maintaining and increasing youth engagement in country shows.
An active participant herself, she is looking forward to Naracoorte celebrating its 150th show in October.
"It's a huge thing," she said.