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Muhlenberg Rotary's
4-Way Test
Speech Contest
March 12, 2019
Four-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
by Herbert J. Taylor (1932), adopted by Rotary International in 1943
Muhlenberg,Schulkill Valley and VoTech students,
Enter the Rotary Speech Contest
Muhlenberg Rotary is announcing a speech contest based upon the Rotary 4-Way Test. The contest is open to students of Muhlenberg Area High School, Schuylkill Valley High School and Reading Muhlenberg VoTech School.
The 4-Way Test was adopted by Rotary International in 1943 a test for ethical decisions made in their lives and businesses. The 4-Way Test Speech Contest is a competition for 9th -12th graders. It requires each participating student to create and present a 5-7 minute speech on a subject of their choice, applying the Four-Way Test to guide their thinking and their actions. Each school is allowed to enter their best 2 contestants in the Muhlenberg Club Contest.
This contest has three levels of competition. At the first or Muhlenberg Rotary level, all three area schools are invited to bring the 2 contestants they select to our March 12, 2019 meeting at the Blind Hartman’s Tavern at 6:00 pm. The Muhlenberg Rotary Club Contest First Place and Second Place finishers advance to the Regional Contest on April TBA, 2019, at 10:00 am at a site TBA. The winners of the regional contests advance to the Southeast Pennsylvania Final at the 2019 Rotary International District 7430 Conference at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel,     12 N 7th St., Allentown, PA, on Saturday, May 6, 2019. There are cash prizes at each level with the largest prize being $1,000 for the winner of the Southeast Pennsylvania Final.
The following resources are available:
2019 Speech Contest Manual contains contest rules, instructions for running a contest, score sheets, entry forms, etc.
2019 Speech Contest Rules apply to the Club, Regional and Final.
2019 Muhlenberg Speech Contest Brochure useful for introducing the contest to students.
2019 Poster
2019 Student Entry Form - please bring to March 12 contest for each entrant.
• The Muhlenberg Contest is March 12, 2019, at 6:00 PM at Blind Hartman’s Tavern
• The Regional Contest is April 13, 2019, at the Science Center, Albright College, Reading
• The Southeast Pennsylvania Final is May 4, 2019, at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel in Allentown.