Kilraughts YFC have again been successful in public speaking and group debating competitions at both county level and Northern Ireland finals.
Five members were successful in gaining a place to the final of the public speaking competition held in Magherafelt High School.
Members managed to bring home several awards in their highly competitive age groups with James Currie, Thomas McNeill and Diane Ramsay gaining 1st place in their categories and Karen McVicker winning second place in the impromtu section of the competition.
Colin Henry closely missed out on winning an award but was highly praised by all judges which was reflected in his score.
A great effort was shown by all of the public speakers this year with increased numbers of entries from the club.
Kilraughts YFC also took part in the group debating competition with all three teams gaining first place in their age groups at county level and therefore through to the finals, again held in Magherafelt High School.
High standards were shown throughout the finals and Kilraughts YFC managed to gain a first place in the 12-14 age group with Lauren McNeill, Robbie McNeill and Jill Huey taking part.
Karen McVicker, Harry Kirkpatrick and Claire McVicker also gained second place in the 16-18 section of the competition.
The 18-21 year old team of Hannah Kirkpatrick, Hannah McCollum and Amy Kirkpatrick narrowly missed out on an award this year.
Thanks must go to Lisa Richmond and Helen McQuestin who mentored both the public speakers and group debaters yet again this year.
Without the continued help, support and guidance of Helen and Lisa, Kilraughts YFC would not be able to compete at such a high standard year after year.
This is the best results won by Kilraughts YFC and they hope to continue this success into next year’s competitions.