Finley and Berrigan’s 2012 showgirls performed well at the Zone Final at the weekend, but unfortunately both missed out on moving on to the next round.February 20, 2013 4:07am
Hannah Nichols competed on behalf of the Berrigan A&H Society and Mallory Shaw represented the Finley Show Society.
The Zone Seven Final was held in Ganmain on Saturday.
It saw 21 girls compete, with winning places going to representatives from Wagga, Griffith and Junee respectively.
The zone round in Ganmain saw the girls attend a luncheon and formal dinner, with an extensive interview process in between.
‘‘We were judged on numerous aspects throughout the day,’’ Miss Nichols said.
‘‘Etiquette, presentation and confidence were just some of the things the judges were looking for.
‘‘During the lunch we were also judged on our table manners and our social skills.’’
In the interview process, Miss Nichol’s journalism skills were put to the test.
‘‘My interview was after lunch and after some generic questions about myself, the judges asked some tough NSW based news questions.
‘‘We were asked about Local Land Services, and also about a recent NSW Corruption case and some other NSW issues.
‘‘We were also tested to see if we could name both the State and Federal Agriculture Ministers.’’
At the dinner, the girls were interviewed again in front of all the guests.
Miss Nichols said even though she was unable to move on to the next round, she found the experience rewarding.
‘‘The competition teaches great life skills and also helps with public speaking, etiquette, presentation and interviewing skills.
‘‘Overall it was a really great evening.’’
The Finley Show Society Committee commended Miss Shaw for her efforts at the zone finals, and president Gordon Close said they were ‘‘proud to have her represent Finley’’.
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