Lions Club Youth of the Year – Public Speaking Competition

Anjana Kumar spoke this week in assembly about the Launceston Grammar students that participated in the Lions Club, Youth of the Year Public Speaking competition that has been taking place across various Lions clubs in Tasmania. Launceston Grammar School has had a very strong presence over the years and a successful 2022.

At both the Riverside and Hadspen/South Esk Club finals, our Launceston Grammar students won the Public Speaking Awards, Anjana at Riverside and Jade at Hadspen/South Esk. In the Regional Final, Lily Redburn also Speaker and acquitted herself very well. The Regional final included the three Overall winner’s from the Club finals at Kings Meadows Lions, Hadspen Lions and Riverside Lions.

Jade Freeman was an impressive entrant in the Lions Hadspen/South Esk Youth of the Year final, taking out the Public Speaking section which consisted of 2 Impromptu Questions and Jade’s own choice of a 5 minute prepared speech titled Villainising Femininity. Jade was Judged by 3 prominent people in our community, all Judges on the night were highly experienced and had Judged at State and National levels before.

Impromptu Questions were:

1.       In 1965 Songwriter Burt Bacharach thought what the world needed was love.

In 2022 I think what the world needs now is………………..

2.       Has technology made us lazier.

Extra information for these competitions have been sent through from Jenny Tripptree, Club Chairman Youth of the Year, Lions Club of Hadspen South Esk and Phil Crowden.- YOTY Northern Coordinator who expressed his hopes that Launceston Grammar Grade 10 and 11 students continue to take part in years to come.