Four-Way Test Speech Contest Semi-Regional Results
The Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club hosted the March 30 semi-regional Four-Way Test Speech Contest for local high school students via Zoom.  The speech contest, created by Chicago Rotarian Herbert Taylor in 1932, is a  public speaking contest which incorporates the components of Rotary's Four-Way Test.
Steve Sayler, the coordinator of the speech contest for Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary
Club, introduced the four speakers in the competition: Sofia Gaxiola (San Diego Rotary Club), Maia Hacker (Coronado Rotary Club), Raina Seth (Carlsbad Evening Rotary Club and Carlo Boyd (Valley Center Rotary Club).
The topics included loneliness of seniors during the pandemic, the importance of sleep for everyone, the sociological effect of COVID on teenagers, and performative activism in Social Media.  Jeb Bakke, club president shared that they were so pleased to host this years contest once again and was exuberant over the quality of the speeches in both content and presentation.  
The first place winner earning $200 was Sofia Gaxiola; second place winner earning $150 went to Maia Hacker.  Third and fourth place winners respectively earned $75 each went to Raina Seth and Carlo Boyd.  
Sofia and Maia will now go on to compete at the regional level as well as the entrant from Rancho Sunrise Rotary Club Zoe Wong.  The winners from those competitions will then compete for a $1000 prize in the Rotary District finals later this month.