Hannah Ayres was named the 2018 Lions Youth of the Year.  The aim of the Quest is to foster, encourage and develop leadership and citizenship qualities in young people at the age when they are about to enter their chosen field or commence higher education, as well as allowing participants to experience an interview environment.

The process commenced with an interview. Throughout the course of this interview, Hannah was asked questions about her community involvement, leadership opportunities, cultural positions and commitments outside of school.

The process also required Hannah to deliver a 5 minute prepared speech on a topic of her choice. She chose to speak about the controversy surrounding the proposed date change of Australia Day. Additionally she had to undertake the nerve wracking task of delivering two, two minute impromptu speeches!

Hannah has now qualified for the Regional Final which is to be held in Numurkah.

Echuca College has a strong history in winning this event and this is the fourth year in a row our students have won, with Kelly Gould winning in 2017, Luke Judd winning in 2016 and Georgia Harris winning in 2015.

“The quest was a great learning experience and at the end of the night I was honoured to be announced the winner of the Echuca Lions Youth of the Year for 2018.” Hannah Ayres