Two talented young women from the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW Zone 7 region have been chosen to represent their shows at Sydney Royal Show in March.
Finley Showgirl, Maicie Close, 20, and Henty Showgirl, Emily Jones, 18, won the zone level judging against 14 other contestants, all representing their local show societies, to compete in The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition.
Miss Close is currently studying early childhood care and in her spare time enjoys water skiing and netball (including coaching).
Her ambitions include becoming a pre-school/childcare director, as well as teaching in African villages. She is also the Riverina Bluebell Ball president, which last year raised $18,500 in support of mental health awareness.
Henty Showgirl, Emily Jones, 18, is a library and youth trainee working in customer service and is also completing her final HSC subject through the School Pathways Program.
Her interests are in music, drama, speech and reading, as well as gardening, netball, athletics and the Carlton Football Club.
She is also on the Greater Hume Shire Youth Advisory Committee.
The presentation was held at Hay Services Club and hosted by the Hay Show Society, with Felicity Maynard, Hay, as the Zone Showgirl finals co-ordinator.
The judges included the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW vice president, Tim Capp, Gresford, former Showgirl and ASC Next Gen president, Hannah Barber, Parkes, and The Land’s editor, Andrew Norris.
The two winners from Zone 7 will compete in the state final, The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition, held as part of Sydney Royal Show, in March.