The 2019 Nowra Showgirl will be named this weekend.
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The announcement will be made on Saturday, November 24 at a presentation dinner to be held at the Nowra Golf Club, where 100 guests will be in attendance to support the Showgirl entrants.
The showgirl competition has been run since 1962 as part of The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition.
Over the past six years, 38 young women from across the Shoalhaven have entered the annual competition.
The 2019 Nowra Showgirl will progress to the Zone Final, to be hosted by the Nowra Show Society on 23rd February 2019.
Two winners will be selected from the Zone Final to attend The Sydney Royal Easter Show for a week long, all-expenses paid opportunity courtesy of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.
Next year's Zone Final will see more than 200 guests visit the Shoalhaven for the weekend to support the showgirls representing their home Show Society.
Meet the 2019 Nowra Showgirls:
Keeley Warren, sponsored by Burrier Quarry Pty Ltd
Keeley, 21, from Terara has just completed a Bachelor of Animal Science and is now working as a Livestock Production Consultant. Keeley’s hobbies include breeding her own Angus cross cattle and training her kelpie to work with livestock. After stewarding in both the horse and cattle sections of the Nowra Show for many years, Keeley has joined the Showgirl Competition to encourage youth into the agricultural industry and to promote rural Australia.
Kyia Judson, sponsored by John & Andrea Henry Rural Contracting
Kyia, 20, from North Nowra currently works as a dairy hand and calf rearer whilst also studying Community Services at TAFE. Kyia’s hobbies include 4WDing and camping. Subsequent to the birth of her daughter, Kyia has been assisting Noah’s inclusion services with a project about young families’ early intervention. Being a local, entering the Showgirl Competition was part of Kyia’s plan from a young age.
Gabrielle Heanes, sponsored by Integrity Real Estate
Gabrielle (Gabby), 23, from Falls Creek currently works as a leasing agent. Gabby is interested in art, and enjoys painting, drawing and photography. At home, Gabby has two rescue dogs who regularly accompany her to the beach. Gabby is involved in the upcoming i98 Illawarra Convoy and supports the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Joining the Showgirl Competition for Gabby was a chance to step out of her comfort zone and further her career in business.
Chloe Bishop, sponsored by B&B Heavy Vehicle Repairs
Chloe, 21, from Bomaderry is currently studying a Bachelor of Social Science, majoring in Criminology and Psychology. Outside of study, Chloe enjoys going to the gym, walking her dog, travelling and was a dancer for many years. Through uni, Chloe volunteers for AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Exchange). A member of Nowra’s Hyam family, Chloe has decided to join the Competition after years of looking up to the Showgirls at the Nowra Show.
Mikayla Barnes, sponsored by Nowra Chemicals
Mikayla, 19, from St George’s Basin is studying a Bachelor of Business at the University of Wollongong. In her spare time, Mikayla enjoys swimming, soccer and surfing and has a passion for events management which led her to establish ‘Innovators in Heels’. Mikayla aims to develop this program further to encourage young women to have a positive outlook on life. As a Nowra Showgirl entrant, Mikayla is looking forward to representing the area.
Katie Schipp, sponsored by Ray White Nowra
Katie, 23, from Bangalee currently works as a Special Needs Learning Support Officer whilst finishing her primary teaching degree. After work, Katie enjoys camping, fishing, gardening and ‘upcycling’ old furniture. Katie is a member of the Rural Fire Service (Cambewarra). For Katie, joining the Showgirl Competition is about being a role model to her students and to become more involved in her local community.
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