Four-Way Test Speech Contest
It sure is if you are a Rotary Club that has a high school in your town!
The first prize of the Four-Way Test Speech Contest has been named in honor of Cynthia Moran-Laux. Cynthia was known for her excellent community service in her town, Bethel, ME. She served as President of the Bethel Rotary Club and partner of District Governor 2005-2006, Robert Laux. Cynthia was a speech pathologist and had a heart for basic education and literacy. She raised funds to construct a library in Vietnam, delivered book supplies to libraries in Cambodia, and participated on two Rotaplast missions; these are just view examples of the many projects Cynthia was involved. More important, Cynthia truly applied the Four-Way Test as a guidance in her professional and personal life decisions.
The following cash prizes will be awarded:
First Place $750
Second Place $500
Third Place $250
Eligibility: Any high school student, grades 9-12, in a town represented by a Rotary Club in District 7780 (public, private, home-schooled, online). Previous District First Place Winner are not eligible. You can find more information at the following link: Four-Way Test Speech Contest Manual
The attendees of the District Conference will be the judges for the final contest at the District Conference. Each attendee will have a judging sheet and shall assign points for each aspect of the speech. The number of ratings from the attendees, will be aggregated and the cash prizes determined accordingly. If a tie exists or all judge’s votes have been tabulated, the first tie-breaker is total net points. The contestant with the highest total of net points on the judge’s score sheets will be declared the winner, and so on. If a tie still exists, the second and final tie-breaker will be a vote of the judges. The contestant receiving a majority vote of the judges will be declared the winner and the judges’ decision will be final.
The application deadline is on no later than April 15, 2017. The semi-final on district level will be held on Saturday morning, April 29, 2017 at a venue in Portland (TBA). The first three contestants have to agree to present their submission at the final at District Conference on Saturday morning, May 20, 2017 at Samoset Resort, in Rockland, ME.
Good Luck to you and your High School students.