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Neve’s Youth of the Year double

Monday, 4th December, 2017

BH High School student Neve Robins with her awards. PICTURE: Emily Roberts BH High School student Neve Robins with her awards. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

Broken Hill High School student Neve Robins has won both Lions Youth of the Year and the Public Speaking Award.

Neve will now represent Broken Hill at the Zone Final in the city in March at Thyme on Argent.

“I was really happy to be a part of the competition,” said Neve who also entered last year’s competition.

“I got to have a chat with the judges and they told me I had learnt a lot since last year so it was real benefit to be able to do it two years in a row.”

The topic for Neve’s speech was “generation apathy”.

“It was something we got to pick ourselves and I picked it because millennials have been labelled as narcissistic and apathetic.

“It is my personal view that the generation may be apathetic but it’s not all our fault. I think there are new pressures that are shaping our identities.

“There are new challenges that we have to deal with in my generation but I think we need people to push through it and address it.”

Neve said she will use that speech in the Zone Final but might “tweak it a little bit”. 

Neve thanked the Broken Hill Lions Club for putting the event together.

“It is a great opportunity and helps develop skills needed for later in life.

“It will be really exciting to meet the other regional winners as well as seeing what they have to offer.”

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