Lions to host YOTY

The Grenfell Lions Club is hosting the 2018 Youth of the Year Quest Zone Final at the Railway Hotel on Sunday morning March 25.

Quest winners from Young, Cowra, Forbes and District and Grenfell will participate in the final with the winner going on the District Final at Young on Saturday March 17 then State Final in Bankstown on April 14.

From there, if successful, to the Multiple District Convention on Townsville in May where one young finalist will be announced Lions Australia Youth of the Year.

Grenfell’s entrant for the Zone Final is Jessica Pereira who was successful at Club level prior to Christmas.

Judges for the Zone final will be Matthew Lynch, Ngaire Soley and Carly Brown.

Sponsored by the National Australia Bank, the Quest is a community project that aims to assist secondary students in developing leadership and other citizenship qualities.

The quest is recognised nationally for its role in developing vital skills at a time when younger people are preparing to enter the workforce and higher education,

Win or lose the Lions Youth of the Year Quest is widely recognised as having a profound effect on everyone who takes part – giving each entrant a  unique opportunity to discover skills they may be well unaware they possess.

The Quest provides a platform for which thoughts, opinions and passions can be expressed at a forum where youth seek to improve community.

The Grenfell Lions Club, The Henry Lawson High School and the whole community wishes Jessica every success at the judging.

Interviews for the four finalists will commence at 10am, with the 2 x 2 impromptu questions delivered prior to lunch around 12.15pm and the five minute prepared speeches being delivered following lunch.

All Lions, partners and members of the community are most welcome to attend to hear the outstanding answers and prepared speeches.

If you wish to book for Sunday lunch please contact Lion Terry Carroll, Youth of the Year Zone coordinator by Saturday, February 24, lunch time on 02 6343 1574.

Grenfell Lions' Club will be represented by Jessica Pereira in the Zone finals this weekend. Jess is pictured here with her parents Nicole and Stephen.

Grenfell Lions' Club will be represented by Jessica Pereira in the Zone finals this weekend. Jess is pictured here with her parents Nicole and Stephen.

The Zone finals will take place this Sunday at the Railway Hotel. Photo supplied.

The Zone finals will take place this Sunday at the Railway Hotel. Photo supplied.

Best of luck to all contestants.

Best of luck to all contestants.