Congratulations to 7th and 8th Grade 4-Way Test Essay Contest Winners!

This spring, for the seventh year, Avon and Avon Lake 7th and 8th grade students participated in North Coast Rotary’s essay contest.  Each student prepares an essay applying an ethical decision-making tool (the 4-way test) to their life experiences or society.  Both Districts submit their top finalists to North Coast Rotary’s competition.  A committee of Rotarians reviews and evaluates each essay for focus, content development, style, and other factors and selects first, second and third place winners. 

Congratulations to these students for their effort and achievement, and much thanks to their Language Arts teachers for their support in this endeavor.  

Avon Lake’s Caroline Wells, Lucia Durbin and Aubrey Kozar won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively for the overall competition and for their school district. 

Fatma Abdelnaby, Isabella Gentile and Reagan Sudik won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for Avon.  

4th Place finalists included Deana Abedeljaber, Ava Luchesi, Jocelin Ochs, Amira Owens, Baya Rojek and Kaylin Whatley.

Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test asks that of the things we think, say or do: 

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Congratulations to our Essay Contest awardees!

1st place:  Wolfgang Burgess, Avon Middle School  

2nd place:  Thomas Bilczo, Sheffield Middle School  

3rd place:  Aamenah Mohamed, Avon Middle School  

“The kids were super excited to receive their certificates and prize money – It was fun!” exclaimed Rotarian Ben Hodge who personally delivered the awards to the winning students.  

First-place winner, Wolfgang Burgess, has had his essay entered into the Rotary District 6600’s Essay Competition.  

Recognized for making it to the Club Round of the Contest are: Abigail Hill from Learwood Middle School; Brookside Middle School students: Mya Sweeney, Sydney Williams, Amber Aberts, Haileigh Smith, and Mackenna Herrmann and Avon Middle School students:   Hannah Slivochka, Emma Yanasak, Anika Singh and Isabella Keller.  Each Club Round Participant received a certificate and letter in the mail from North Coast Rotary.

North Coast Rotary also wishes to recognize the teachers and administrators who supported this program in all three middle schools.