Purpose of consideration of holding a speech contest:
Many vocations require skills in good communication, the ability to research and deliver information and ideas confidently. Understanding the importance of values enables the presenter to provide a balanced view which has considered ethical standards and the potential impact on self and others. The Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest provides a platform to build those skills aligned with the moral compass of Rotary’s Four-Way Test
The aims of the contest are to:
- Promote the values of Rotary that emphasize ethics and values in life.
- Develop the confidence and self-esteem in students.
- Develop relationships between Rotary and secondary schools.
- Provide an opportunity for students to test their skills before an audience.
- Encourage and foster excellence in the art of public speaking.
The theme for the 2020 District Speech Contest was "Rotary Connects the World".
The 2019 District 6580 4-Way Test Speech Contest took place on Saturday, March 23rd in Bedford. Maya Federle from Columbus took First Place, Shambly Sorrells from Jasper was First Runner-Up and Molly Treadway from Vincennes was Second Runner-Up. Congrats to all the students who participated!