TROY — Rotary clubs around the world take the Four-Way Test very seriously. Thanks to the Troy area schools, students now understand the meaning of the questions used to guide community outreach and personal behavior: (1) Is it the truth; (2) Is it fair to all concerned; (3) Will it build goodwill and better friendships; and (4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned? On Tuesday, March 28, the top three winners of the 2017 contest presented their speeches during the weekly meeting of the Troy Rotary club.
Prior to the competition on held March 13, Troy High School had 130 students write essays about Rotary’s Four-Way Test. That encouraged eight students to present their speeches to the judges during the competition. The speeches were so good that making a final decision was a very tough job. The third place was awarded to Camryn Spencer, a sophomore at Troy High School. Her speech focused on how the Four-Way Test applied to animal experimentation and what better alternatives might exist. She earned $75 from the club for her work. The second place orator was Kaitlyn Sherrick, also a Troy sophomore. Her subject was on young people who chose cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance. The speech won her $150. The top prize of $250 was given to Sarah Geer, a Troy High School sophomore. The topic of her speech was genealogy and how it could both satisfy curiosity and be used for medical purposes. Sarah’s presentation was enhanced with sign language. Geer qualified to present her speech at the District 6670 contest held at Wright State University on Sunday, April 2.
The Troy Rotary club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership, visit www.troyohiorotary.org.