March 5, 2014
The Kingaroy Lions Club held their annual Lions Youth Of The Year Quest club finals last week.
The Quest is designed to encourage student interest in leadership and the qualities required to take an active and constructive role in the community.
Quest entrants are judged on their leadership, sporting, cultural and community interests; personality, general knowledge, academic record, and public speaking.
This year three competitors from Kingaroy State High School took part: Taylor Crossley, Kate McCormack and Julia Henry.
All three students had to deliver a prepared five-minute speech on a subject of their choice for the final part of the competition, and the winner was then chosen from a tally of the 100 point assessment process used to judge all applicants.
Taylor Crossley won the best prepared speech of the evening but the ultimate winner overall on points was Kate McCormack.
She’ll now go on to compete in the Regional judging and if she wins there, at the District, State and National finals which will be held in May next year.
The competition is run nationally and is sponsored by the National Australia Bank.
Major prizes include an international tour for the National Youth Of The Year champion and national tours for all the State finalists, along with scholarships to assist with further education.
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