Former Presentation Tralee Student Is Crowned Miss Hull 2017

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Agatha Lawton after being crowned Miss Hull 2017.

WHILE 24 ladies are hoping to be the new Kerry Rose this Friday night, a former Presentation Secondary School Tralee student has been crowned Miss Hull 2017.

Agatha Lawton, 24, won the title in the UK city last Sunday week. She moved to Mayo from the UK 18 years ago with her mom Anne Lawton, but later moved to Tralee where Anne got a teaching position in St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School.

Agatha attended Presentation until she was 17 and sat her leaving cert there. She was an active member of the Kingdom Swimming club, training with them and also qualified as a lifeguard at 16.

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Agatha will now compete against dozens of other girls for the title of Miss England and a chance to get to the Miss World contest. The semi final of Miss England is this Sunday in Nottinghamshire.

Her proud mom is travelling over there to cheer her on. “She misses home and, of course I miss her, she is my only child,” said Anne.

After sitting her leaving cert at age 17, she went to England looking for work. She worked very hard but decided to go to back into education in Hull University when she was 20.

Last year she graduated with BSc in Sport Rehabilitation and she was then given a scholarship on a new MSc at Hull/York medical school.

She is studying to become a Physicians Associate. She has worked all the way through college to support herself, working part time at Hands That Heal Physio Clinic and she is also the physio for the University under 21s rugby team.

She decided to enter the Miss Hull 2017 competition only a month before the contest.

Agatha is so committed to her career in the medical profession she created one of her Miss Hull costumes from a pair of scrubs.

“It’s an honour to represent my community – I’m really overwhelmed at the minute. I’m on placement at the hospitals in Hull and that’s so important to me at the minute,” she told the Hull Daily Mail.

“I only got into the pageant by chance, I called up and asked how I would get involved for next year but was told to send an application form in. I’ve managed to fit it all in, but I’ve just been so busy – I feel for my friends and family, I haven’t had much time to speak to them recently,” she added.

Agatha also swam the length of the Humber bridge at her local swimming pool to raise money for charity through the competition, raising £326. Good luck to her this weekend!

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