Our young stars

Alexandra Wilson, of Balaklava, collected the prestigious public speaking award.

ARDROSSAN’S Karlia Brown was crowned the regional winner of the Lion’s Youth of the Year event held at Balaklava on Sunday.
About 65 people attended the event, where Balaklava’s Alexandra Wilson (above) collected the prestigious public speaking award.
Her patriotic piece on mateship in Australia won her an iTunes voucher.
Other finalists included Josh Fountain from Snowtown, Charlotte Germaine of Minlaton and Stansbury’s Brody Hendry.
The candidates were judged on interviews held with judges before the main event, followed by the public speaking section. Judges were Stephanie Radowicz, Julie Olds and Wayne Viney.
Karlia will represent the region in the district final to be held at Highbury on Saturday, March 12.
If successful, Karlia will progress to the state final, on Sunday, March 20 at Glenelg.

THE five regional finalists for the Lions Youth of the Year were (from left) Charlotte Germaine, Karlia Brown (winner), Alexandra Wilson, Brody Hendry and Josh Fountain.