Alyssa is very excited to have placed at the state level. “It’s been truly amazing to get to learn more and more about the industry and the people behind it. I’ve met some of the best and nicest people during the convention,” she said. Alyssa’s studies keep her busy, but when she does have free time she enjoys working out, cooking, listening to podcasts, and getting a nap in between.
In addition, the Jubilee award went to Kendall Prescott. The new queen will begin her reign in March of 2022. Until then, current Queen Bethany Barfield of Gainesville will finish out the 2021 season. She has served two years as Watermelon Queen due to the Covid pandemic.
These young women were selected as public ambassadors representing Florida’s watermelon industry across the state and beyond.
The Queen program is managed by Florida Watermelon promotions Coordinator Debra Harrison, who has been involved in the watermelon industry for almost 40 years. Debra is an Arcadia resident and has been running the Queen Program for close to 15 years.