Student's sights set on Miss University

Last updated 14:57 27/11/2012
Sarah Munn
Victoria University student Sarah Munn, 22, is heading to South Korea to compete in the Miss University pageant.

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A Wellington student has been selected to represent New Zealand in the World Miss University pageant in South Korea in the next few weeks.

Sarah Munn, 22, who has a degree in international relations and political science and is in the middle of a law degree at Victoria University, left Wellington for Seoul this morning to participate in the event.

The annual World Miss University event selects a global peace corps representative created as part of a United Nations resolution in 1986. Peace missions will then be dispatched to regions like Kosovo or Rwanda.

There have been 24 World Miss University competitions so far. The main aims are to promote world peace. Miss Munn will compete with about other 50 contestants, all of whom have ambitions in diplomacy and international relations.

Miss Munn was awarded the Vic Plus award this year after committing to voluntary work, being class representative nine times and being an active part of campus life. She also works at the Crown Law Office and for Air New Zealand.

She said being selected to represent New Zealand made her proud and she looked forward to learning about other cultures.

Miss Munn has previously represented New Zealand at a forum on sustainability and leadership in Japan.

The World Miss University final will be held on December 11.

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- The Dominion Post

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