Daniel talks him­self up a level

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - @SCHOOL -

Six Year Twelve stu­dents from Moss­man High com­peted in the club level of Lion’s Youth of the Year pro­gram.

Lion’s Youth of the Year is a gru­elling process, and is de­signed to en­cour­age, fos­ter and de­velop lead­er­ship in our youth.

The process is split into two parts, with the stu­dents pre­par­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion form and par­tic­i­pat­ing in an in­ter­view with a panel which occurs dur­ing the day.

The panel looks for qual­i­ties of lead­er­ship, sports­man­ship, aca­demic and cul­tural achieve­ment and good ci­ti­zen­ship.

Dur­ing the evening, the stu­dents are as­sessed on their pub­lic speak­ing, de­liv­er­ing a pre­pared speech as well as two im­promptu speeches. Stu­dents are given their top­ics in front of a room­ful of peo­ple, in­clud­ing fam­ily, friends, par­ents and lions mem­bers, and are ex­pected to talk for two min­utes on each topic.

The con­tes­tants – Bri­anna Berzin­ski, Wil­liam Brown, Michael Ives, Ge­or­gia Kelly, Liam Mills, and Daniel Plumbe – showed ex­cel­lent in­sights into the world around them with their choice of pre­pared speeches.

Top­ics ranged from the loss of pri­vacy as­so­ci­ated with the gov­ern­ment’s con­trol of meta­data to the im­por­tance of per­spec­tive, and even the sig­nif­i­cance of how cut­ting your ham can re­flect your outlook on life.

All con­tes­tants were out­stand­ing, and ev­ery­one should be con­grat­u­lated for their ef­forts. There are two awards given on the night, best pub­lic speaker and the over­all win­ner.

Both were awarded to Daniel Plumbe and it is with pride that we see him progress to the next level of the com­pe­ti­tion, which is held in Ed­mon­ton this Sun­day (March 12).

A big thank you must be ex­tended to the Moss­man Lion’s Club for the friendly en­vi­ron­ment they fos­ter for our stu­dents each year.

Bill Bellero, the host for the evening, as well as all mem­bers, made sure the con­tes­tants felt as com­fort­able as they can for such a tax­ing event.

Moss­man High Year 12 stu­dents with Lions mem­bers

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