Cobram Lions Club hosted the local club final of the national youth of the year program for 2017.
The Lions members welcomed five contestants from the three local secondary schools to Barooga Sports Club on February 28.
The Lions Youth of the Year program is designed to foster leadership, friendship, personal development, citizenship, sportsmanship and public speaking.
The National Australia Bank is the major sponsor of the program across Australia.
This year’s contestants were Tamantha Cummins and Christine Magill representing Cobram Secondary College, Lillian Dunn representing Cobram Anglican Grammar School and Olivia Brunskill and Riley Wilson representing St Mary of the Angels Secondary College.
The judges for the evening were Eleanor Langton, representing the National Australia Bank, along with Jenni Brody and Trevor Hocking.
All the contestants were interviewed by the judges before the evening’s public speaking event. All the contestants spoke confidently and the event was enjoyed by all.
Lillian was the overall winner of the Cobram final, while Tamantha took out the public speaking section with her entertaining speech ‘Go The Hawks’.
The Cobram Lions members congratulated Lillian and her fellow contestants for entering the program and the secondary schools for their enthusiasm in being involved.
The club also thanked the judges for giving up their time and volunteering to be part of the event.
Lillian will now continue to the zone final on March 19 at ClubMulwala in Mulwala, where she will represent Cobram Lions Club and Cobram Anglican Grammar School.