The Rotary Club of St. Croix has held its sixth annual Four Way Speech Contest. Rotary Clubs worldwide practice what it calls the “Four-Way Test,” asking the questions: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The students, some of who live in REAL ESTATE ST CROIX had to incorporate the “Four-Way Test,” in their speeches. They were judged on content, organization and delivery, and the speech had to be five to seven minutes in length.
Kendrick Campbell, a senior at St. Croix Educational Complex, took first place, followed by Chasen Richards, a junior at Complex, who got second place for his speech on bullying and won $300. Keyvil King, a junior at Manor School came in third winning $150 for her speech, also on bullying.
John Farrell, service chairman for the club and a Toastmaster, says students benefit from the contest by becoming aware of what Rotary is about.“Having the contest gets kids, parents and the community involved,” Farrell said. “And it’s good for the students to start early giving speeches.”