Happy Harriet is Youth of the Year
WHILE the thought of an intense 45-minute interview with three adults had butterflies a flutter in Harriet Tatham’s stomach, she pulled through and won the local level of the Lions Youth of the Year Quest.
Harriet, a 17-year-old Year 12 student at South Grafton High School, found the experience to be a little nerve-racking but very worthwhile.
“We had to do two, two-minute impromptu speeches and one five-minute prepared piece as well as the interview,” she said.
“While it was a little stressful, I think more people should be involved as it gives you great interview experience for jobs and university admission.
“It also gives young people recognition for their achievements.”
Next year, Harriet hopes to be involved in the Rotary Youth Exchange program and complete a year of schooling in Belgium. She then hopes to return home and study journalism at university in 2011.
She will travel to Bonville on March 13 for the regional finals.