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Winner of Lions Youth of the Year 2015 Best Speech Award, Jack Lane spoke on a subject close to his heart titled, ‘How music has played a role in my life.’ Sam Witnitz and Sarah Allen were also nominated with Sam being chosen to represent Millicent Lioness. Jack was nominated by Joan Lucas. The interviews were held on Sunday 15th February at the Millicent High School. Judges were Phil Golding, Nathan McDuff and Julie Puddy.
Judge Phil Golding said today, “the award enables the youth to show the older generation how vibrant and thoughtful they are; show clarity of thoughts and ability to structure ideas and present an argument on a subject.”
Jack told 5THE FM/wattlerangenow today, being involved with the Lions Youth of the Year has been a whole new experience for him.
” I have learned so much about Lions because of this experience. Lions are so much more than just selling donuts,” he said.
Jack’s interest in music began very early in life. His family are all music lovers with his father and brother actively involved in playing and performing. At the age of 5 he received his first guitar and the rest is history, he said.
As a primary school student he was involved in the Newbery Park School band and production of several CD’s in the 5THE FM studios.
Jack is involved in several bands now, including sharing the microphone with father Ken in the band Oath. Jack also leads the band Human Garbage, performing many originals written by himself. Jacks is just as comfortable performing Heavy Metal as he is the classical guitar, showing an enviable versatility.
His focus in life is to complete his schooling, attend university to study music or production, have his own studio and teach others so that they can also enjoy music to the fullest.
“I would not be who I am today if it wasn’t for music,” he said today.
Jacks father and muso Ken Lane said today, both he and Jacks mother Michelle are very proud of Jack’s achievements, especially the Lions Award. It is an excellent opportunity for him, he said today.
Jack’s win means he is now selected to represent Millicent in the Regional Challenge.
The Regional Challenge will take place in 4 weeks and will be followed by the State Awards in Adelaide and National Awards later on. The winner of the National Awards will represent International Lions Youth.