If ‘millennials’ such as those who competed in the local Lions Club’s Young Ambassadors Competition are anything to go by, our future is in good hands.
Eight outstanding youth leaders from schools in the area competed in the Zone final, hosted by BHB-Lynfield Lions. The judges found it challenging to select a winner among contestants of such high calibre, but eventually Linda Zou of Auckland International College (BHB) was chosen - also a popular choice with the 50+ guests.
Judging was in three parts: 40% CV (eg. community service, school record, extracurricular activities), 30% 10 minute interview with three judges on community leadership, and the final decider was a five minute talk on a subject of their choice.
With a substantial monetary prize for further education, Linda now goes forward to the Lions Clubs’ District Finals. Runners up were Jaggar Bootten of ACG Sunderland and Ariana Brunet of Western Springs College who also received monetary awards towards education purposes. The five other entrants were awarded $50 book vouchers.
Left to right: Linda Zou, Ariana Brunet, Jaggar Bootten