Stevie aims for Miss Showgirl
THIS country girl will have to set aside her rural boots for a day as she attempts to become Miss Grafton Showgirl.
Stevie Finlay, 19, has been involved in rural shows most of her life. It was a natural move for Stevie to enter the Grafton Showgirl competition.
Stevie, who grew up at Kangaroo Creek, describes herself as your typical country girl with a love of horse riding.
“I have grown up going to agricultural shows, showing horses and cattle since before I can remember,” she said.
“I wanted to enter Showgirl simply for the experience. I want to meet new people and just have a whole heap of fun.”
Stevie works with Caringa Enterprises and is a part of its My Life program.
“I work with a day program, where we aim to give our clients a full life. We take them out on outings and shopping and encourage independence,” Stevie said.
“I absolutely love my job because it allows me to help other people and I know that I am doing something worthwhile and that people appreciate.”
Stevie’s community-orientated mindset has been instilled by her parents. She is involved with countless organisations.
“I am a volunteer member of the Nymboida SES, which is great fun and also very worthwhile,” she said.
In the future, Stevie hopes to stay with the My Life program and eventually get into a senior position.
She also hopes to travel, firstly around Australia and then overseas, especially Japan.