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Rotary Four Way Speeches

KAITLIN KLIES Jon Jee Staff Published: March 22, 2017 9:07 AM

It’s that time of year again where the Zanesville Daybreak Rotary Club and the Cambridge Rotary Club will be holding their annual Rotary Four-Way Test Speech contest. These contest are open to local schools for students in any grade. These speeches are a great way to overcome many fears students hold when speaking in public. Last year’s representative for John Glenn was senior Lexi Baker, whose captivating speech won her the contest.

The speakers for this contest must address the four questions that are part of the Rotary 4-Way Test. The Rotary 4-Way Test states: In the things we think, say or do: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? and Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Cambridge Rotary Club will be holding their speeches on Wednesday, March 22. Representing John Glenn this year in the Cambridge Rotary is senior Maria Johnson. The Rotary will award prizes to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The first place winner will then move onto the District competition, which will be held on Saturday, April 1 at Zane State College in Zanesville. The top three students at the District level will receive additional scholarship money.

John Glenn was also chosen to send a student to represent the school at the Zanesville Rotary Club. This year’s representative will be senior Gabbi Blair. The Zanesville Rotary Club will hold their contest on Thursday, March 30, at 7 AM at the Zanesville Country Club. The contest winner will receive $150 and will move onto the District contest, which will be held at Zane State College on Saturday April 1. There, they will be competing for the $500 prize.

This is a great opportunity for Johnson and Blair to gain valuable public speaking experience and possibly win some money. Hopefully, both ladies will come back victorious.

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