Cooma Lions Club hosted the regional level judging of the 2014 Youth of the Year Quest with four contestants - Sarah Foley (Pambula), Ian Gould (Bega), Julia Weber (Jindabyne) and Lachlan Sturgeon (Cooma).
The judging process climaxed with the public speaking session. Each contestant responded to two questions - What should we do to solve problems of binge drinking and drug taking? And what makes a hero?
After the speeches the audience listened to a message from Mollie Campbell of Bombala who was the national winner of the 2013 Youth of the Year Quest.
Winners of the regional judging were Sarah Foley for public speaking, with the overall winner Julia Weber of Jindabyne.
She will now go on to District judging to be held in Wollongong.
Zone chairman Brian Farmer thanked the contestants, the judges (Anna Rudd, Rhonda Breneger and Peter Rooney) and club organisers Chris Reeks and Richard Moser.