Lewisburg Rotary speech contest

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
From left: McKenzie O’Ryan, MCHS; Jacqueline Licea, MCHS, Third Place; Emma Mitchell, Cornersville HS, Second Place; Jennifer Arroyo, MCHS, First Place.
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The Lewisburg Rotary Club sponsored the annual Four Way Test Speech contest on Feb. 21, 2018. The contest is for Marshall County students in grades 9-12. The winner of our local contest receives the opportunity to compete for a scholarship at the Rotary district level. The winner of this year’s contest is Jennifer Arroyo of Marshall County High School.

One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of ethics is The 4 Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4 Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions of the things we think, say and do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?