The Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls in conjunction with the Wichita Falls Rotary Club North are excited to announce the 2022 Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest.
 
 
We are inviting all high school students to participate! Our local clubs will award generous cash prize scholarship of $1,000 for 1st place; $500 for 2nd place; and $250 for 3rd place winners. The top three contestants will advance to compete at the regional level. 
 
Please help us identify students who could benefit by participating in this competition. There’s no entry fee. All that’s required is a commitment to put forth an effort to compose and deliver a speech on the topic of Rotary’s “Four-Way Test”, which asks the following: Of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it Fair to All Concerned? 3. Will it build Good Will and Better Friendships? 4. Will it be Beneficial to All Concerned? Rotary is a worldwide civic and philanthropic organization that supports local and international programs that promote peace, fight diseases, provide health education, support literacy, and assist local economies. The goals of the contest are to acquaint the community with the principles of the Rotary Four-Way Test and to provide participants the opportunity to gain experience and confident from speaking publicly.
 
Students will be mentored and coached by local Rotarians who will provide guidance on the development of the speech and its delivery. We’ll be holding an orientation meeting to inform contestants, parents and Rotarians with the goals and expectations of the Contest on January 18th, at 6:00 pm at the Edgemere Church of Christ located at 4728 Neta Lane in Wichita Falls. Weekly mentoring / sign-up session are offered at the same location on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM beginning in January and will continue until the week of the event. There will be more details to come, but we expect the contest to be held either the first or second week of March. It will begin with a meet-and-greet at 6:30 PM and the competition program begins at 7:00 PM. The top three winners of the local competition must commit to compete in one of the regional contests which are tentatively scheduled for the month of April in the Dallas / Ft Worth Area. 

For copies of the rules and to receive participation forms contact Darrell Hobbs (940-232-7078), Southwest Wichita Falls Rotary or Jeff Taylor,  Rotary Club of Southwest Wichita Falls
 
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