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TESTING, ONE, TWO, THREE….. HOW TO HOLD A FOUR-WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST By Mike Pope, Chair DISTRICT 5790 4-WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST.

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1 TESTING, ONE, TWO, THREE….. HOW TO HOLD A FOUR-WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST By Mike Pope, Chair DISTRICT WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST

2 FOUR WAY TEST The 4-WAY TEST Of the things we think, say or do Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

3 GOALS To acquaint a large number of youth with Rotary and the Four-Way Test Speech Contest To demonstrate and enhance Rotary’s commitment to youth To heighten awareness of Rotary among youth, parents, schools, and community To recognize, encourage, and reward hard work and accomplishment among youth

4 WHO IS ELGIBLE? Any High School student in grades 9-12 Not a previous District 5790 winner Students from both public and private high schools or home schools in your community

5 WHAT YOU WILL NEED WHAT YOU WILL NEED WHAT YOU WILL NEED WHAT YOU WILL NEED Three (3) Judges One (1) Scorekeeper One (1) Timer Master of Ceremonies Stopwatch, judge’s score sheets, summary score sheet Numbers for contestants to draw

6 WHAT YOU WILL NEED Line item in club budget Club Awards for contestants Provide contestants and coaches meals at club Recommend five (5) maximum contestants for club program (remember to start a little early) Time Required – 30 minutes

7 SPEECH CONTEST RULES Subject: “What the 4-Way Test Means To Me” 3” x 5” index cards are allowed No scripts or props of any kind Time line of five (5) minutes maximum Judged on content, delivery, and organization

8 DATES AND TIMING November – Contact schools to verify school participation and forward literature to school representative December – Schedule club contest for February January 1 – Club Coordinator submits Club Participation Form to the District Coordinator January 15 – Verify the club contest date with the school

9 DATES AND TIMING February – Hold your club contest March 1- Submit the Regional Participation Form to the District Coordinator Late March/Early April – Two or More Regional Contests are held May – District Conference/Contest Finals

10 CLUB COORDINATOR CLUB COORDINATOR Fill out and submit all forms before the due date Make sure deadlines are met Ensure that your students can participate!

11 IMPACT IMPACT Promotes Rotary and its values Provides more exposure for contestants and local Rotary Club (through photos and articles in your local newspaper, ask reporter to attend as guest) Demonstrates how Rotary supports community youth and values

12 IMPACT Provides opportunities to showcase contestants and local Rotary Club on YouTube, Facebook, and other social networking media Helps identify potential candidates for RITE, Ambassadorial and cultural scholarships

13 *FORMS CONTEST RULES CLUB PARTICIPATION FORM REGIONAL PARTICIPATION FORM JUDGES SCORE SHEET PHOTOGRAPHY CONSENT FORM *A Word document for each of the above forms may be found on the district website.


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