Daniel talks himself up a level
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