Congratulations to Elly Collins and Emma Greenland for their incredible efforts in the first round of the 2018 Lions Youth of the Year Competition held in Forbes on Thursday 23 November. Judges and Lions Club members congratulated the girls on being some of the strongest competitors they had seen in recent years.

The two girls spent time with three judges being interviewed on their views about local, national and regional issues. Following this they presented two impromptu speeches, then they gave prepared speeches about issues they are passionate about.

Both students enjoyed the opportunity and recommend that other students participate in future. All judges said that it was incredibly difficult to separate the two girls, but we would like to extend congratulations to Elly Collins who won both the Public Speaking and Overall Competition. Well done Elly – and best wishes for the next stage of the Competition.

Miss Katrina Harris would like to thank the Lions Club for organising this event and we look forward to future involvement.

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