XENIA — Brooke Anderson, a junior at Cedarville High School, represented Xenia Rotary in the District Four-Way Speech Contest recently placing fourth runner up.
The district competition was held at Wright State University on March 30 and showcased the best 36 Students and speeches from around the district.
Contestants memorized four- to six-minutes speeches relating the Rotary Four-Way Test to circumstances in their lives. Students presented their speeches to a panel of Judges from Wright State University and Rotarians who evaluated the speeches on their application of the Four-Way Test, as well as originality, organization and delivery.
Rotary International adopted the Four-Way Test as a measure for Rotarian interactions at work and in their personal lives. While thinking through “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?” – The Four-Way Test – anyone can use to make sure whatever he or she is about to do or add to a conversation is appropriate and helpful.
After two rounds of judging for each contestant, five finalists were chosen. Those five presented their speeches a third time to a new judging panel and awards were chosen accordingly. Brooke Anderson, fourth runner up, was awarded $100 and a crystal trophy.