Cobram’s Lillian Dunn has just missed out on a spot representing the region after bowing out of the Lions Youth of the Year competition at the district level recently.
Lillian, a Year 12 student at Cobram Anglican Grammar School, won the overall regional final at ClubMuwala on March 19 and proceeded to the District 201 V6 final at Tungamah on March 26.
At the final, she represented the Cobram Lions Club against five other contestants.
‘‘The standard of the Youth of the Year program gets higher and higher at each level and Lillian accepted this challenge easily and did a wonderful job,’’ Cobram Lions’ Janet Austin said.
It was a very close competition and the overall winner was Albury’s Emma Hoopwell, who will now compete at the state level in Kialla.
‘‘The Cobram Lions would like to express their thanks to Lillian for accepting the challenge and entering in this program,’’ Ms Austin said.
‘‘The club also wishes to thank Lillian’s family for their encouragement and following her at each level of the program.
‘‘And also to the Cobram Anglican Grammar School, plus her teachers for their willing support and guidance throughout the Lions Youth of the Year program.’’
Lillian said the experience was insightful.
‘‘It taught me important life skills and provided me with opportunities with the Lions Club in the future,’’ she said.
‘‘To see what other youth have been involved in around Cobram, our region and our district was absolutely inspiring.
‘‘I can’t wait to be working with the Lions Club in Victoria for the next few years, and want to thank Janet Austin for supporting me through the entire journey.’’