Ashling Kelly - Australian Maiden Sponsored by Kellys
Ashling is 24 years old and is about to commence her 3rd year of a
Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Notre Dame in Perth,
Western Australia. During her time in Perth, she has worked with
children in foster care, and has run discos for people with disabilities.
Ashling loves sports and still continues to coach and play netball
for her high school club. She is also a keen traveller and has
visited over 20 countries and travels to Ireland regularly.
Camille Hutchens - Southern Pines Maiden Sponsored by Modern Tyres
Camille is 19 years old and a current fine arts honours student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, she enjoys writing music, sketching, and spending time with friends. Camille hopes to one day use her talents to reach people in need.
Geraldine Sheppard - Down Maiden Sponsored by Diamonds
Having recently completed her A-levels at St. Mary’s High School, Newry,
Geraldine hopes to pursue a Degree in Adult Nursing. In her spare time she
enjoys being outdoors as she comes from a farming background and also enjoys playing and following Gaelic football for her club, county and school.
Geraldine has previously volunteered at numerous summer camps, were
she undertook many courses to gain further skills and knowledge. Geraldine
currently works part-time in Blend & Batch, a café in Banbridge.
Grainne Dowdall - Newry Maiden Sponsored by Buttercrane
Grainne is 18 years old & has just finished her A-levels in St. Pauls High School Bessbrook. Grainne hopes to study Adult Nursing in September in John Moores University Liverpool and fulfil her dream of becoming a Midwife.
In her spare time she loves to get involved in her local community by
volunteering. Grainne is currently fundraising for Make a Wish Foundation,
Marie Curie and Cancer Research whilst also volunteering in the Gateway Newry
Amy O’Hanlon - Armagh Maiden Sponsored by The Marine Tavern
Amy has just completed her A levels in St. Paul’s High School Bessbrook, where
she studied maths, music and religion. While studying for her A levels, she also
completed her level 1 qualification in coaching gymnastics at the University
of Ulster, Jordanstown. In school, she was an active member on the student
group, orchestra and traditional group. Outside of school, Amy volunteers
for the Michaela Foundation, coaches gymnastics in Mourne Gymnastics Club,
works part time in Mulkerns Eurospar and helps out on her family’s farm.
She previously represented Armagh in Scor Ná Nog through winning county titles in
recitation and set dancing. Last year, she spent time in Kenya, which inspired her to
pursue a career in the health sector. Amy dreams of one day returning to Kenya
to work in a HIV clinic that she visited.
Jessica De Vera - Filipino Maiden Sponsored by The Whistledown
Jessica is a 20 year old from Hawaii and the Philippines.
She is currently living in Rostrevor, working as a volunteer with an organisation called Youth with a Mission. Jessica has visited various different countries through her work with YWAM and has actively partaken in charity work by volunteering & engaging with local communities. She is a dancer trained in ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Jessica also holds a passion for spoken word poetry, which she has been able to share in various churches and events around the world.
Kassi Auker - Pennsylvania Maiden Sponsored by Friar Tucks
Kassi is 23 years old and is originally from Pennsylvania in the United
States. An active volunteer with YWAM, Kassi currently lives in An Cuan,
Rostrevor. An Cuan’s mission is to teach reconciliation, both here in
Northern Ireland and in areas of conflict, such as The Balkans, Israel and
Palestine, Lebanon, and South Africa. One of Kassi’s goals is to teach
others about reconciliation using dance. Quite an experienced dancer, Kassi has learned ballet, tap, contemporary, modern, jazz, and Irish. In the future, Kassi hopes to be a street performer, music teacher, and children’s book illustrator. In her spare time she enjoys playing djembe & cajon, as well as tap dancing
Katie Campbell - Warrenpoint Maiden Sponsored by Bric Café
Katie is 22 years old and has just completed a level 5 HND in Business Studies and is due to begin a University of Ulster degree in September.
In her spare time, Katie takes a keen interest in fashion.
She volunteers at both a local care home and an up and coming business located in Newry
Roisin Sabol - Pittsburgh Maiden Sponsored by Re-Gen
Roisin is currently studying at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Pharmacy. She studies Mandarin Chinese and works at a compounding pharmacy where she makes custom medicines for patients. Outside of school & work, she enjoys keeping fit, volunteering, especially at the local children’s hospital & in the community with her local Ladies’ Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Susanna Wiggins - San Diego Maiden Sponsored by The Genoa
Susanna is a 22 year old native of San Diego, California. She graduated Cum Laude with distinction from San Diego State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Hospitality and Event Planning. She now works for the professional San Diego Gulls Ice Hockey team as the Corporate Partnership Activation Associate and Executive Assistant. Her interests and hobbies include photography, hiking, camping, and travelling. Susanna enjoys volunteering with organisations that help military families such as the Armed Services, YMCA and the USO. Susanna is proud of her Irish ancestors who, after immigrating to the US, became Firemen,
Policemen, Military Officers, Doctors, Lawyers, and Teachers. It is because
of her passion for her Irish heritage that she began volunteering for the