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Youth of Year Quest

Saturday, 3rd March, 2018

Lions BH’s Steve Turner and regional finalist for Youth of the Year Neve Robins getting ready at Thyme on Argent for the final next week. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Lions BH’s Steve Turner and regional finalist for Youth of the Year Neve Robins getting ready at Thyme on Argent for the final next week. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

Local Neve Robins will be busy preparing for the Lions Youth of the Year as well as juggling Year 12 and her other commitments.

The Lions International Youth of the Year regional final will be held in the city next weekend.

The day will get underway from 10am on Saturday, March 10 at Thyme on Argent which will have Neve representing Broken Hill.

The regional final is part of the Lions Youth of the Year Quest; which is in its 52nd year.

Neve will go up against Kendall McLean from Irymple Secondary College and Nicholas Fasso-Opie from St Joseph’s College in Mildura.

If Neve is successful, she will go onto the district final in Urrbrae in SA on Saturday March 24.

Neve said the process never gets easier but she is getting used to public speaking.

“I’m more used to it than when I first started.

“It comes a lot more naturally, experience counts for something.”

She said she was looking forward to meeting the other winners from the region.

“It will be interesting to see other people in the region do their public speaking and the meet the youth of our fellow communities.

“It will be good to see what level Broken Hill is in relation to other towns in the region.”

Neve said she is very busy starting her HSC and will keep her prepared speech.

“It’s a lot about being busy with Year 12 and doing other things in the community.

“It is a time factor, but I am quite happy with my topic and I might be able to work on the structure of the speech.

“When you have a speech memorised, you don’t have to look at your notes as often and you can improve your expression and eye contact.”

She said it was great to be able to host the regional final in the city.

“I would like to thank the BH Lions Club for getting everything organised.”

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