District 7360 Four-Way Test Speech Contest 2012-2013
Peter Wright representing the Rotary Club of Coudersport, PA was the winner of the Four-Way Test Speech Contest on April 27, 2013. Peter received $1000 and a trophy for winning. Samantha Hand representing Altoona, PA was the runner-up, receiving $500 and a trophy. Nicole Marjarum representing Waynesboro, PA and Jasmine Olvany representing Elysburg were the other two finalists, receiving trophies and $300 each.
The final contest was held at the District Conference and was the prelude to the New Generations lunch program. Eighteen clubs in the District held contests for high school students in Grades 9 through 12. The winners of the club contests went on to compete at four Regional contests and the winners of those contests competed at the District Conference.
The four finalists were all excellent, making it difficult for the three judges, Elliott Abrams, State College, Debbie Fudrow, State College and PDG Bill Wylie, Romney. Dave Snowe, State College Sunrise was the timekeeper. A special thanks is given to these four Rotarians for their help as well as Dan Murphy, Hancock, PDG Joe White, Clearfield and Charlie Wilson, State College who helped with Regional contests. Thanks also to all the other judges and clubs that participated this year.
The Purpose and Goals of the Contest
The purpose of the 4-Way Test Speech Contest is to foster the principles of ethics in every day life as well as in business. The Contest is designed to introduce high school students to Rotary by creating interest through a competitive speech contest, sponsored by their local Rotary club.
The specific goals of the Contest are to:
• Acquaint a large number of youth with Rotary, and specifically, the tenets of the 4-Way Test.
• Demonstrate and enhance Rotarians’ commitment to youth.
• Heighten awareness of Rotary among parents, school officials, and the community at large.
• Recognize, encourage and reward hard work and accomplishment in our youth.
• Provide an opportunity for Rotarians to participate in a Community/Vocational Service program which focuses on the 4-Way Test as our standard of behavior.
Manual & Forms
Details of this year's contest can be found in the 2012-13 Manual
Although the various forms can be found in the Manual, individual forms can be downloaded by clicking on titles below:
A summary page for the 2012-13 contest can been downloaded HERE