FOR Charles Sturt University student Carlie Franks, 20, entering the 2014 Miss Orange Showgirl competition seems a natural progression from her many years of involvement in shows in her home town of Richmond.
On Friday evening Ms Franks will face the judges of the Miss Showgirl competition and says she’s looking forward to the occasion.
Now in her second year of an agricultural business management degree, Ms Franks is hoping her degree will be a springboard to pursuing a career in business consultancy.
“My plan at this stage when I graduate is to go to the United Kingdom for experience as there are quite a lot of opportunities for work in my field,” she said.
She says she has enjoyed her time in Orange from day one.
“This is the best decision I have ever made,” she said.
Becoming involved in the community through her entry into the Miss Showgirl competition is renewing an association with shows that stretches back many years.
“In Richmond I was captain of my agricultural show team in Year 12 and I have been exhibiting sheep and cattle at our show for years,” Ms Franks said.
Orange Show Society secretary Margaret Kennedy said any young woman who had not had the opportunity to enter the Miss Showgirl competition still had a chance to do so.
“We will be taking entries up until noon on Friday,” she said.
If you would like to enter call the Orange Show Society office on 6362 0535.