Chatham High School’s Marylyn Sendah was named the 2018 Manning River Lions Club Youth of the Year.
Marylyn joined fellow Chatham High School student Ashley Selibio and St Clare’s student Zubulen Everingham in the competition.
The students were interviewed by a panel of judges in relation to their academic and sporting interests, cultural and community interests and involvement.
They then had to perform two impromptu speeches and one prepared speech at the club’s regular dinner meeting.
Marylyn will now represent the Manning River Lions Club at the regional final.
Finalists will compete in the regional final in Taree on Saturday, March 10.
The winner of this final will then go on to represent their school and sponsor club at Zone, State or even National level.