2020 Toledo Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest Winners

The Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest was conceived as a means for Rotarians to support students to make healthy choices in the ethical issues that they face in everyday life as teens. Students are subjected to pressure from peers to engage in unhealthy, unwise and unethical behaviors and choices, including the use of drugs and alcohol.

High school speech contestants are asked to present a six-minute persuasive talk, directed toward their peers, to promote high ethical standards in daily life. The speech is judged for content and presentation. The speech should centrally highlight application of Rotary’s Four Way Test facilitating
positive and ethical behavior in youth and teens. The content should be focused, clear, and accurate, and should be delivered in a logical, organized, and persuasive manner.  Engaging peers in the message of ethical choices and behavior relating to the Rotary’s Four-Way Test will be important criteria in judging the presentations. Please check out the videos of this years winners!

1st Place Olivia Wetzle – Words & Deeds

2nd Place Jon Burkart – School Choice

3rd Place Emily Ly – Veterans Homelessness