Busselton student Hannah Bowden was named the WA Lions Youth of the Year winning both the public speaking competition and overall state competition.
Ms Bowden, who is the head girl at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School, was sponsored through the competition by the Busselton Lions Club.
After winning both a local and regional competition Ms Bowden was selected to compete in Perth at a district final, where she was named the overall winner.
At the state finals, Ms Bowden was up against five other students from Perth and was crowned the winner for public speaking and overall competition.
Next month, Ms Bowden will compete at a national competition which will be held in Geelong from May 4 to 6.