Four-Way-Test Speech Contest

Encourages high school students to prepare and give speeches that apply the Four-Way Test to everyday activities and issues.

Speeches must be no shorter than 5 minutes and no longer than 7 minutes.  Students who are short of the 5 minute mark or go over the 7 minute mark will be penalized.  Judges will deduct for each 15 seconds over the maximum time interval allowed.  Judges will also evaluate students based on professional appearance, content of topic, timing of delivery, eye contact, clarity of speech, voice inflection and other parameters.  Winners of each local Rotary Club will compete at Sub-Regional events and the top candidates will compete at a District Level and beyond.  Beyond awarding educational scholarships the purpose of the Four-Way-Test is to help young leaders gain professional speaking experience. 

 

Four-Way Test Chair, Richard Goodlake