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Miss Tipperary finalist – Our very own 6th Year student: Emma Harris

Emma Harris (6th Year) has been shortlisted for the coveted title of Miss Tipperary.
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Miss Tipperary finalist – Our very own 6th Year student: Emma Harris

Emma Harris has been chosen as a finalist this year for Miss Tipperary 2020 as part of the Miss Ireland series. Miss Ireland was established in 1947. It is a prestigious competition, which has launched many well-known Irish women’s careers, such as Andrea Roche, Michelle Rocca and Rosanna Davison, who won Miss Ireland in 2003 and then went on to win the title of Miss World later that same year.

Emma was initially invited to Dani’s Showroom on September 13th for an interview at the pre-judging stage, which proved to be successful. In the run-up to this, Emma got involved with local businesses: Golden Star Nails and Thurles Leisure Club to do some promotion work through her social media platforms. Emma also embraced the opportunity to do some modelling for her Miss Tipperary sponsor, Matthew Stephen’s Fashion Level, who are based in Limerick City. She modelled and showcased gorgeous pieces of jewellery on her Instagram page. A priority for Emma was to use her social media to show young girls the benefits of stepping out of one’s comfort zone and to encourage these girls to try new things. She passionately believes that if any girl has a dream or an ambition that she should go for it!

As a Miss Tipperary finalist, Emma also got the opportunity to raise awareness and fundraise for the charity, Irish Road Victim’s Association. This is a charity that supports families of victims of road traffic fatalities. Emma chose this charity because she wants to be able to use her time and her skills to help others. On the completion of her Leaving Cert next year, she hopes to study criminal law in University of Limerick and then enter into An Garda Síochána where she would like to enter the Detective Unit and hopefully become an FCI, Forensic Criminal investigator. This role would include identifying reasons why a road traffic fatality occurs, which may help in giving some closure to a victim’s family and loved ones.

This year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Grand Finals of Miss Tipperary, Miss Limerick and Miss Clare were merged into one single event, Miss TLC, which took place in Dani’s Showroom in Limerick on Sunday 27th of September 2020. The titles up for grabs were: Miss Tipperary 2020; Miss Mobstar Tipperary 2020; Miss Tipperary 1st Runner-up; and Miss Tipperary 2nd Runner-up.

Dani’s showroom kindly sponsored Emma’s dress. On TLC Grand Final night, Emma wore a beautiful champagne-coloured dress with a hint of sparkle (pictured below). Emma is very grateful for the support that she has received from her friends, family, school community and local community. We, here at Presentation Secondary School, want to acknowledge how proud we are of Emma and all the good she has done for others during this campaign.

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2020
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