Our program last week was the annual 4-Way Speech Contest.  As usual, LHS provides speakers to come forth to compete in the 4-Way Speech contest.  Following are the rules for our annual contest: 
  1. Contestants must be students from the 9th through 12th grade (public, private or home school)
  1. The subject of “What the 4-Way Test Means to Me” should be closely followed.  Material must be original in content and be about applying the Rotary Four-Way Test to an important issue in our everyday relationships with other people.  Contestants should write a speech with facts, statistics, stories, examples, and quotations.  Contestants may add some humor and personal touches, but do not mention their names, schools or cities or the locations of their sponsoring Rotary Clubs. 
  2. Written Scripts are not allowed; 3 x 5 cards may be used;
  1. No props of any kind will be allowed.
  1. A Five-minute time limit for each speech is strictly enforced.
  1. Speeches are judged on the following criteria: 
  • Content – Counts as 1/3 of total score
    • The speaker addressed the topic “What the 4-Way Test Means to Me”
  • Delivery – Counts as 1/3 of total score
    • Vocal delivery including rate, volume, pronunciation, and variety; effective eye contact and gestures
  • Organization – Counts as 1/3 of total score
    • Introduction of subject, main points, and conclusions
Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Winners receive cash scholarships from our club and we had another year of great participants.  Lewisville Noon Rotary is proud to announce the following winners: 

Brianna Guerra - 1st Place, ($250)

Johnathan Vasquez - 2nd Place, ($200)

Mia Herrera - 3rd Place, ($100)

and Alexa Vargas - 4th Place ($50)

A special thanks to Rotarian and Assistant Superintendent for LISD Dr. Buddy Bonner and our contest judges Steve Cox, James Kerbow, Russ Kerbow, and timekeeper Alex Buck. 

First place winners are then eligible to participate in a Regional speech contest to compete for additional scholarships.  The regional event is sponsored by Rotary District 5790 and the regionals will be held in Lewisville on Saturday, April 18, 2020 beginning at 11:30 am.  Lewisville Noon is proud to help sponsor this event to be held at the Lewisville Government Center, 400 N. Valley Parway, Lewisville in the Community Room on the first floor.  The public is invited to attend.

Pictured above left to right are Brianna Guerra, Johnathan Vasquez, Mia Herrera, Alexa Vargas and Mr. Buddy Bonner, LISD Asst. Superintendent.