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Rockwall students shine at Breakfast Rotary’s Four Way Speech Competition

ROCKWALL, TX (May 8, 2014) Four Rockwall High School students participated in the Four Way Speech competition at the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club April 15. These young people are under the instruction of Nichelle Wallace, Rockwall High School Speech and Debate Coach and Fine Arts Chair. Nichelle is a former Four Way Speech winner and encourages her students each year to compete.

The students in the Four Way Speech competition are required to formulate their speeches around the Rotary Four Way Test. This is quoted around the world in every Rotary club at every meeting and represents the heart of Rotary.

The Four Way Test of the things we think, say and do:

First – Is it the truth?

Second – Is it fair to all concerned?

Third – Will it build good will and better friendships?

Fourth – Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The students who participated are Paris Mayfield (Junior), Zachary Dougal (Freshman), Aly Barrier (Freshman) and Taryn Woody (Junior). Every speech was very good and the judges had an extremely difficult time because they were only able to award three places.

The first place winner was Taryn Woody, who proceeded to the District wide competition held at Grand Prairie High School, April 26. She competed against 25 students from across the Metroplex and won third place and was awarded a $500 scholarship.

Please join the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club in congratulating Nichelle and these wonderful students for their hard work and achievements.

Submitted by John Adams.

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