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Thank you for attending the 
the 54th Annual FWA Convention at the beautiful
 Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club



Meet your 2023 Florida Watermelon Queen Alyssa Armentrout 

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Alyssa Marie Armentrout was crowned the 2023 Florida Watermelon Queen on November 3, 2022 at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Queen Alyssa is daughter of Jonathan and Amanda Armentrout of Sebring, Florida.  


She a graduate of Southeastern University where she majored in Criminal Justice and Minor in Theology.

Alyssa is historian of the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society of Southeastern University and 3 years former collegiate cheerleader.


Alyssa is an assistant cheerleader coach and enjoys exploring creative avenues and crafting, golfing, going to the gym, finding a new favorite book, and finding new cooking recipes to learn.  


As the 2023 Florida Watermelon Queen, Alyssa will travel throughout the United States serving as a spokesperson for the Florida watermelon industry. In February 2024, she will represent her home state of Florida and compete for the title of National Watermelon Queen in Scottsdale, Arizona.


For information regarding an appearance of the 2023 Florida Watermelon Queen, please send inquiries to Debra Harrison, Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator at

The Florida Watermelon Association is The VOICE of Florida's watermelon industry, proudly supporting the growers, brokers, and suppliers of the industry since 1968.

Thinking about joining? We've got seven reasons why you should become a member for 2023!

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The Florida Watermelon Association (FWA) was formed to enable growers and marketers of the Florida watermelon industry to unite. Organized membership allows the association to promote the consumption of watermelons grown in Florida. The FWA assists its members in the growing and marketing of watermelons by providing a forum through this Corporation’s meetings. The Florida Watermelon Queen scholarship program was established in 1968 to assist the association in promotional efforts. The queen helps boosts sales of Florida grown watermelon by engaging the public at numerous events, from grocery stores to Nascar races. The Florida Watermelon queen will compete for the National Watermelon Queen title at the National Watermelon Association Annual Convention.

Click HERE for Recipes & Nutritional Info.

Then go out and get some  Florida watermelons!

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