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ENCOURAGING OUR YOUTH
As a country and as a community we can lay claim to no more valuable asset than the youth of today and we must always encourage them in their efforts to do well. As one very important way of rewarding young people in our schools, Lions clubs conduct a competition which is called “Lions’ Youth of the Year” and as a part of this, the Sandstone Point Lions Club held their competition for the year eleven and twelve students of St Columban’s College in Caboolture.
In the competition, students are judged throughout the day in all aspects of their schooling by three independent judges who are not members of a Lions club and then an evening competition allows for students to speak on a topic of their choice for five minutes.
The youth of the Year 2018 students with judges Sharon, Tom and Richard
They are then given two random questions and the students are given one minute to respond. There are two categories and as a sign of just how much he deserved to win, this year’s winner, year eleven student Enoe Gapusan, took out both categories. He spoke on how travel can broaden the outlook and enable people to become better understanding of other cultures and lifestyles.
In a rather close competition, Enoe competed against Ashleigh Johnson, Jacinta Ford, Holly Baxter and Bailey Lawrie as well as Bridget Gardner, Mathew Glasgow, and Jonte Connollly. Judges for the event were Richard Kidd, Sharon Smithers and Tom Buckley with the winner being announced by Youth of the Year Chairperson, Fohdla Fitzgerald.
The youth of The Year Winner 2018 Enoe Gapusan
Enoe was presented with his award by Sandstone Point Lions Club President, Len Dawber.