4-Way Test Speech Contest

Is it the truth; is it fair; will it build goodwill and better friendships; will it be beneficial?  These are the goals of Rotary’s Four-Way Test and the challenge for the Avon, Avon Lake, and Brookside high school speech contestants who competed at the North Coast Rotary club meeting on February 7 in Avon Lake.  Speaking to a room filled with Rotarians and parents, Calli Krebs and Samuel Eddington from Avon, Grace Wennerberg and Marguerite Smith from Avon Lake, and Dale Wilson and Zackory Langin from Brookside spoke on topics as diverse as American foreign policy, social media and gender inequality, all in the context of the Four-Way Test, for the first round of the Rotary District 6600 annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest.  Dr. John Crooks, North Coast Rotary President-elect for 2017/2018, facilitated the event.  The students competed for cash prizes and were judged on the delivery, originality and content of their speeches by Ken Collins, Interim Manager of Security and Physical Plant in Sheffield Village; Janice Lapina, Program Manager of NEO LaunchNet at LCCC; and Dr. Robert Young, Professor of Business at Baldwin Wallace University.  First and second place winners, Samuel Eddington and Calli Krebs respectively, are both seniors at Avon High School.  The third place winner, Grace Wennerberg, is a freshman at Avon Lake High School.  First Place Winner Samuel Eddington will compete in the next round on Saturday, April 8 in Van Wert, Ohio.4 Way Test Speech Contestants with Judges