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
experience and confidence and to
interact with like-minded students from other schools
Youth  Of  The  Year

Geoff Stringer - chairman

Michelle Jarred - accountant Downer EDI

Carmel Panther - retired and ex-Lion

The Fraser Lions Club and the Hervey Bay Lions Club
hold a joint competition with a separate winner for each club. This evening comprised the public speaking segment of the competition which culminates in a Public Speaking award for the contestants.

There is no competition without the people behind the scenes:

Thank You:

The Teachers - Liz Tooley      Hervey Bay High
                         Jo Kleindiest  Xavier Catholic College

The Judges    - Geoff Stringer
                         Michelle  Jarrad
                         Carmel Panther

The Co-ordinator Lion Kerry Jones


Sarah Garty - Youth Of The Year - Fraser Lions


with the winner's shield

Lucia Andersen - Youth Of The Year - Hervey Bay Lions



Lion Gordon Williams presenting the winner's shield

Sarah Garry - Xavier Catholic College.


Public Speaking winner

Read All About It Here