The Four-Way Test of Rotary International was the theme for the annual speech contest hosted by Troy Rotary Club on March 5 at Troy Hayner Cultural Center. Open to students at Troy High School, Troy Christian High School, Miami East High School and homeschooled students, the event requires each contestant to memorize a four-to-six minute speech that addresses the questions of the Four-Way Test: (1) Is it the truth; (2) Is it fair to all concerned; (3) Will it build goodwill and better friendships; and (4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
This year’s top prize was awarded to Nathan Stevens, a senior at Troy Christian High School. His speech focused on situational ethics and the Four-Way Test. Stevens won $250 from Troy Rotary. Second place was awarded to fellow Troy Christian High School senior Kimmy Wideman with her speech on the virtues of hard work and the Four-Way Test. She was awarded $150. Both orators delivered their speeches to Rotarians during their weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 17 at the Troy Country Club. They are shown here with the chair of the contest, John Haller.
Stevens has the opportunity to compete at the District 6670 contest on Sunday, March 22 at Wright State University for $400 in prize money. Members of Troy Rotary wish him all the best as he delivers his inspiring speech. Troy Rotarians and the Troy Rotary Foundation support several community projects annually and distributed more than $11,000 in scholarships and community aid in 2013-14. You can
follow the Club’s activities on their Troy Rotary Club Facebook page.
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