Sam?s our man
BUSY 17-year-old Grafton High student Sam Brown is officially the region's Youth of the Year.
He recently won the regional Youth of the Year award in Woolgoolga, which is organised by the Lions Club, and on Saturday night hopes to take out the zone final.
"It would be awesome to win on the weekend, I have done public speaking for a long time and really enjoy it," Sam said.
It is a wonder he has time for schoolwork with his packed schedule that includes rugby, Oztag, being a part of the Salvation Army youth Group, acting, and DJ'ing a radio show on Life FM.
In the future he plans to study journalism at university, but in 2007 hopes to go overseas.
"I really want to travel when I leave school, and am thinking about doing the Rotary exchange in South Africa or Canada," Sam said.
Judges take into account community involvement, a five minute speech and two impromptu questions.
Youth of the Year will be held at Victoria's Restaurant, Fitzroy Street at 6pm. Chairman of the committee Bernie Barron extends a warm invitation to the community.
"It will be a fantastic night, tickets are $20 a head," he said. For more information please call 6642 1517.