Yamba Lions Club held their Youth of the Year Club final on Saturday February 20 at Bowlo Sports & Leisure Yamba and according to the judges, Michelle Gillies, Dianne Want and Marilyn Stevens, it was difficult to choose a winner or winners as scores were so close.
The four students who took part in the speech contest were all from Maclean High School. They were: Zali Bourke (Captain), Paris Brailsford (Vice Captain), Sophie Strange (Vice Captain) and Kori Eaton (Vice Captain).
These students took part in interviews during the day which accounted for up to 70 points of their score. They were awarded points for leadership, sporting & cultural, citizenship & community, academic, general knowledge, and personality.
At the evening function, they were each given two impromptu questions and following dinner, they presented their “own choice speech” where they received scores out of 30.
Those who were in attendance were treated with amazing speeches by these students and their parents and school must be proud of each and every one of them. They were all winners!
It was my pleasure as Chairperson, to announce the Public Speaking winner and overall winner as Kori Eaton. Kori will now represent Yamba Lions Club when he goes onto the Regional finals which will be held at Woolgoolga March 13. Our Club will support Kori in the next level, and we wish him every success.