EATON — On Monday, March 2, the Eaton Rotary Club hosted its annual Four Way Speech Contest.
Eaton High School students Madeline Wright and Tiara Miles and National Trail High School student Garland Weaver prepared speeches that centered around the effectiveness and relevance of Rotary’s Four Way Test — a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships.
The Four Way Test asks:
•Is it the truth?
•Is it fair to all concerned?
•Will it build good will and better friendships?
•Will it be benficial to all concerned?
Weaver placed first and will advance to the District Competition on March 29, at Wright State University. He was awarded $175. His speech illustrated how the Four Way Test was an effective checklist to use in everyday life.
Wright placed second and was awarded $125 for her speech which put the Seed Pattern to the test.
Miles placed third and was awarded $75 with her speech which asked if the energy alternative, wind power, could pass the test.