Our journey has begun!
When asked to join the Miss Wagga Wagga Quest 2024, I initially questioned the process and whether it was for me. However, this opportunity came about very fatefully, and I was currently going through a period of my life where I decided to say yes to any new experiences that come my way, even if it was completely left field to my usual pursuits.
Still full of indecision, I decided to attend the information evening and let it be the deciding factor to whether I joined The Quest. When I walked into the information evening at the Wagga RSL Club, I instantly felt a strong warmth from the empowered female energy in the room. The current Miss Wagga Kate Pevere and Miss Community Princess Hailey Burkinshaw talked about their own experiences in the 2023 Miss Wagga Wagga Quest, and it became clear that this was a great opportunity for personal growth and to make a difference in my community. I could not resist the chance to open my world up to the new ventures and beginnings that are enabled by The Quest.
We had our first meeting at Mr Lawrence, where I met the other Entrants for the first time. They are all fantastic young women, from all different walks of life, with one common goal, to be the best version of themselves and create the strongest community we can. Meeting the other Entrants, further reinforced to me that my decision to pursue this opportunity was the right one.
We began our journey with multiple development sessions organised by the Committee to ensure that we have the necessary skills to conquer any challenges that come our way throughout the year and our broader life.
Starting with our first development sessions at Bush and Campbell Accountants, we heard from Casey Wilson about social media, as well as a session from Karly Flynn on event management. Once the sessions concluded, we acted on the skills we just learnt, and I was put on the spot and needed to record a reel for our Instagram. I have never been big on the social media front, and it was out of my comfort zone, but something I can say that I am proud to have done off the back of improvisation.
Our second development session was at Ted and Olive where we had guest speaker Rick Storrier present a session on speech writing. We then heard from local fashionista’s, Alex, and Brenda the owners of Ted and Olive about personal presentation. This was one of my favorite sessions, as I don’t mind dabbling into the world of fashion. Their advice was timeless and something that I can take through life.
I sincerely want to thank all the wonderful people in our Wagga Wagga community who have taken time out of their busy schedules to inspire the next generation of young women to excel in any opportunities that come our way.
Miss Wagga Wagga Quest Entrant 2024