Impassioned youth descend upon Gladstone for Lions event
THEY came from the far reaches of our region to make an impassioned speech to their elders, and share an evening with other young leaders.
The finalists in the Lions Youth of the Year district title competed on Saturday at a dinner at the Rocky Glen Hotel, and included young people from Yeppoon, Mooloolaba, Emerald, Fraser, Kingaroy and Gladstone.
Sixteen-year-old Ellen Lynch, from Mooloolaba, won the public speaking competition and the overall Youth of the Year prize for our district, and will go on to compete for state honours in Cairns.
The Gladstone Port Curtis Lions Club has organised youth leadership challenges for more than 20 years.
The young leaders are passionate communicators who care about social, environmental and human rights issues.
"These kids are the cream of the crop," said Gladstone Port Curtis Lions Club's Michelle Sandland.
- Gladstone Port Curtis Lions Club has been involved in the Youth Quest for 20 years.
- Many winners have been from the Gladstone region.
- The Youth of the Year Quest celebrates its 50th year in 2014.