Lockington Lions Club “ Youth the Year”

The Lockington Lions Club held the annual “ Youth Of The Year” Quest on Sunday 23rd Feb where three local youth made some very engaging presentations. The 3 competitors were Joni Grundy, Vanity Conroy and Emily Mitchell. They made their presentations before three judges.

Joni spoke on involvement with the army cadets and the personal growth and confidence that she has gained from becoming a cadet. Joni has risen up the ranks and is now in charge of The Echuca branch of Army Cadets.

Vanity made her presentation on Pro Choice where she put forward a very strong argument supporting the rights of the individual to make the choice without the threats of abuse, and stigma attached to the subject.

Emily chose the subject of her life changing travel to Timor where she found the heartbreaking poverty, frailty of the population and the ability of the individual to be able to make a difference. She said that had she given into the willingness to stay in her comfort zone, she would never have experienced such a life changing event and she now intends to take on Medicine at University to enable her to be able make a difference to these societies.

The judges were very impressed with the very high standard of presentations and awarded the public speaking award and overall winner to Emily Mitchell.

On behalf of the Lockington Lions Club, we would like to congratulate the 3 contestants on taking up the Quest and wish them all the success in their very bright futures.

Emily will now go on to represent Lockington Lions Club in the Regional Final held on 22 March in Echuca.