Griffith showgirl set for bright lights of city

FROM patting chooks in the animal pavilion to frocking up for a cocktail party at Government House, Griffith's Showgirl Emily Chilvers is ready for anything the Sydney Royal Easter Show throws at her.

On Monday, the Wade High School teacher packed her bags and headed off to represent Griffith and zone 7.

She is in the running for the prestigious title of 2014 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl.

The 23-year-old's itinerary is jam-packed and includes a professional development seminar, judging, interviews, ASC Showgirl Dinner, a visit to Government House and presenting awards at the show.

"I'm so excited," Miss Chilvers said.

"I can't believe its all happening. It is going to be so good.

"I have a crazy schedule. We are busy the whole time. We will get to do everything from patting chooks in the animal pavilion to a cocktail evening at Government House. We will also get to ride on the back of a Mustang around the arena after the presentation."

Emily said she was looking forward to experiencing the Royal Show for the first time.

"I'm really looking forward to meeting like-minded young women from similar backgrounds," she said.

"It is such an honour not only to represent Griffith, but this whole zone area."

Contestants will be judged throughout the week on personality, confidence, ambition, life goals, general knowledge, rural knowledge, presentation and speech.

The official presentation and announcement of The Land Royal Easter Showgirl will take place on Sunday April 13.

Meanwhile, another young woman set to do the city proud is Yenda's Kate Molloy, who is competing in the Rural Achievers competition against seven others.

"I'm really looking forward to the public speaking and learning new leadership skills," she said.

"I'm pretty excited. I think the Rural Achievers Award is a valuable thing. It enables us to represent youth in agriculture.

"We have all been announced as rural achievers and from here one person will eb chosen as the NSW Rural Ambassador."

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