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Activate Learning alumni is Miss England finalist

A former student from City of Oxford College has been selected as a finalist for the Miss England competition. 
 
Shirin O’Neill studied Business at City of Oxford College and is now training to be a nurse, focusing on the area of Anaesthesia.
 
The professional model has made it this far by also managing to overcome dyspraxia, developmental coordination disorder (DCD ) affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination and speech in children and adults. 
 
She has reached the finals after being crowned Popularity Queen at the Miss England semi-final held in Leicester recently.
 
Shirin commented: “To be selected into the Miss England final is a dream come true for me. I have been competing for five years without winning a regional but I did not give up, which is proof that if you keep trying you can achieve your goals. 
 
“The support I had at college was outstanding. Having dyspraxia and dyslexia can you set you back a lot but being encouraged and having the support from the college pushed me to carry on.”
 
Shrin will hope to be crowned Miss England when she travels to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in August.