Every year the Lions provide an opportunity for secondary school students to participate in the Lions Youth Of The Year program.
The competition is intended to select the high achieving students from schools and through a series of interviews and public speaking events eventually select a winner from each state who then participate in a national final at the Lions National Convention held in May of each year.
All students in grade 11 or 12 are encouraged to participate - see your english department for details. It is a perfect opportunity to build your confidence and to meet and interact with like-minded students from other schools
Kaitlyn Ralston St James Lutheran College
Masha Bosnjak Fraser Coast Anglican College
Youth Of The Year
Now get set for the 2020 event - be involved. See the web site for details
Club Co-ordinator for 2019 is: John Calder - Mob: 0417 773 433
Both contestants were asked to present a two minute impromptu speech on the following questions:
- Student workload - too much is demanded of today’s youth - discuss
- What do you see as the main issue or issues facing the world in 2019
Each then presented a five minute prepared speech:
- Kaitlyn - Isolation of the elderly
- Masha - What consumes your mind controls your life
Masha was unable to attend the Zone finals due to other commitments. Kaitlyn progressed to the Regional level but missed on winning. The district final was won by Jarred Cullen from the Biloela State High School.
Thank You to the judges and to Lion John Calder for co-ordinating the event.
Stop Press: National finals declared at Geelong Convention May 2019