Seven very enthusiastic SLV students gathered inside the Multi-Use Room at San Lorenzo Valley High School early in the morning on Wednesday, February 14th. One by one they courageously stepped up to the podium to give their speech and to be judged for the Richard D. King Annual Youth Speech Contest hosted by the SLV Rotary Club.
Each student was able to choose any topic of interest, as long as the content of the speech related to the theme, “Rotary Making a Difference” and included a reference to at least one principle of the 4-Way Test. The 4-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is as follows:
1 – Is it the TRUTH?
2 – Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3 – Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
4 – Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
It was a tough decision for the judges as all of the students did an exceptional job delivering their speeches, and at one point, there seemed to be a 3-way tie. After some additional scoring, the results were as follows:
FIRST PLACE was awarded to Paris Shewfelt (11th grade) — also received $200
SECOND PLACE was awarded to Callie Solberg (10th grade) — also received $100
THIRD PLACE was awarded to Tasina Westberg (10th grade) — also received $50
HONORABLE MENTIONS were awarded to the following:
McKenna Cox (9th grade), Isaac Wallace Menge (10th grade), Kayla Penny (10th grade), and Narayan Wilder (10th grade).
Paris Shewfelt – FIRST PLACE WINNER
First, Second, and Third Place Winners!
All seven SLV students that participated in the SLV Rotary Speech Contest.