Double Win at Regional Event Sends Year 12 Student to District Final

Latest News, Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021

Year 12 student Abou Kamara progresses to the Lions Youth of the Year district final after winning the regional event.

Kamara was named public speaking champion and overall winner at the Ipswich competition. 

Principal Ann Regbetz attended the event and said Kamara spoke superbly.

"We wish him the best of luck as he competes at one of the four district events being held in Queensland this weekend," she said.

Kamara will travel to Pittsworth on Saturday 27 March where he will battle it out with five students from other regions in the district. 

The winner of the district competition earns the right to compete as the district finalist at the state final in Brisbane on Saturday 17 April. The winner from the state final will compete at the national final in Canberra in May.

Lions Youth of the Year is a national event held annually for young people aged 16 to 18. Participants have the opportunity to practice and refine their public speaking and interview skills. The long-running and prestigious event is in its 55th year. 

Students are required to sit through a formal interview process with a judging panel, present a prepared speech on a topic of their choice and answer three impromptu questions on local and global current affairs. 

Pictured: L-R: Ms Narelle Gluer, Lions Youth of the Year District Assistant Chair, Abou Kamara and Mr Mohamed Kamara.