The Rotary Club of Freeport is spear-heading its Fifth Annual Essay Competition offered to Junior and Senior High school students. 

The Competition is based on “The Rotary Four Way Test” and is considered the lifeline for Rotarians, as it is a principle by which they strive to live by in their personal and professional environment.

Rotary Club of Freeport New Generations Director, Queen Stubbs, “We would like for students to describe how the four way test can be applied to their everyday lives and demonstrate via the essay, the best use of the saying. 

“We anticipate full support of this initiative spearheaded by our Club, as a means of encouraging our children to positively expand their mindset.

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

• is it the truth?

• is it fair to all concerned?

• will it build good will and better friendships

• will it be beneficial to all concerned.


“In preparing for this competition, it became clear to me how powerful these words are and how important it is for us as Rotarians to apply this principle in our lives, so we can be better role models to those that look up to us. 

“We are extremely proud to put on such a competition, and this year we have taken it to another level, by making a floating trophy available to the school of the winner of the competition,” said Stubbs.

The Essay must consist of a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 700. There must be double space, and you must site your sources of information used. Only five essays from each school will be accepted and it will be up to the school to decide which five will be submitted. 

The deadline is March 15, 2014.

Forms would have been sent out to all the Private and Public High Schools and so all those students who are good at essay writing, you are encouraged to enter the competition, Stubbs invited.

Many of the schools have indicated their intention to take part in the competition, and are working towards meeting the deadline.  

A panel of judges will decide on the first, second and third place winners, who all will receive prizes, including two Lap-tops, and a Kindle.

The winner from last year’s competition was from Lucaya International School. 

“We would like to culminate the event at our weekly meeting of March 27, 2014, where prizes will be issued, and Deputy Director of Education, Sandra Edgecombe will address the audience. Good Luck to all those schools participating.

For further information on how to register, please contact the Rotary Club of Freeport via its email address: