Lions hand out Zone Level awards
Jessica McCarthy won first place in the Lions Zone Level Speak Off, held Monday, March 23 at the Bay Roberts Lions Club on Bareneed Road.
The 17-year-old Level 3 student, who attends Carbonear Collegiate, chose to speak on The Women of Darfur.
Runners up were: Jessica Dawe, second place, representing Ascension Collegiate; Kyle Riggs, Baccalieu Collegiate and Andrew Rose, Carbonear Collegiate, who tied for third place.
McCarthy is the daughter of Susan Oke and Tony McCarthy, granddaughter of Mollie and the late William Oke and Mary and Michael McCarthy.
Jessica plans to attend Memorial University, where she will enrol in Social Studies.
Hot roast beef
Zone Chair Lion David Foote from Baccalieu Lions Club welcomed the students, parents and invited guests, who were served a hot roast beef meal prior to the competition and awards presentations.
Cst. Vickie Chalker, Judy Morrow and Lion Phyllis Russell were judges. Lion Walter Snow was timekeeper, while Brian Dawe, Eastlink and Lion Roland Dawe were questioners.
Jessica will go on to compete at the Regional Speak Off in Gander, April 23.
ZONE LEVEL - Winners at the zone level were, from left: Jessica Dawe, Ascension Collegiate, Bay Roberts, second place; Kyle Riggs, Baccalieu Collegiate, Old Perlican; Jessica McCarthy, Carbonear Collegiate, first place; and Andrew Rose, Carbonear Collegiate. Kyle and Andrew tied for third place.
WINNING SPEAKER - Jessica McCarthy took first place in the Lions Zone Level Speak Off March 23. Lion Walter Snow, left and Zone Chair David Foote presented McCarthy with the winning plaque.