The 4-Way Test is a speech contest is a competition offered to high school students where the student must prepare a five to seven minute speech to illustrate the Rotary Four-Way Test.
High school speech contestants are asked to present a 5-7 minute persuasive talk, directed toward their peers, to promote high ethical standards in daily life. The speech should clearly mention the application of Rotary’s Four Way Test to facilitate positive and ethical behavior in youth and teens. There will be certificates and awards for winner and runner up. Winners advance to the Regional and District Contest.We need volunteers to assist with judging, etc..
The student is judged on Content (50%), Organization (30%), and Delivery (20%). The student must follow the Four-Way Test Theme throughout, must relate the speech to his/her own activities, must present a human-interest appeal, and must choose language that is clear, vivid and persuasive. The student must demonstrate organization of thought including an introduction, clear and orderly points and a brief conclusion that drives home the point of application. And finally, the student must be effective in his or her speech delivery including volume, grammar, gestures and attitude toward the audience.
There will be certificates and awards for winner and runner up.
Winners advance to the Regional and District Contest