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Kaitlyn Crook takes top honors in local Rotary Club speech contest

Kaitlyn  Crook takes top honors in local Rotary Club speech contest
February 11
15:51 2020

Three Breckenridge High School seniors competed in the annual Rotary Club Four-Way Speech Contest on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Each student was required to give a five-minute speech on how they can apply the Rotary Club Four-Way Test to their lives. All the students who competed are students in the Dual Credit English class taught by Mandi Farmer.

First place went to Kaitlyn Crook; second place, Tristan Garcia; and third place, Vihasi Gandhi. All three winners received monetary prizes.

The annual event, which was  sponsored by the Rotary Club of Breckenridge, is open to all high school students in grades 9-12.

According to the Rotary Club national website, The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

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?

Jonathan Newton, president of the Rotary Club of Breckenridge, poses with participants of the group’s speech contest held on Tuesday. Participants from left to right are Vihasi Gandhi, Tristan Garcia and Kaitlyn Crook. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan.)

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge High School senior Kaitlyn Crook gives her speech during The Four-Way Test speech contest on Tuesday. She won first place. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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