ROTARY 4-WAY TEST ESSAY CONTEST  IS UNDERWAY!!

 

The District 5580 4-Way Essay Contest materials are now available and ready for you to download and print.  The essay contest is open to students in their final 2 years of high school, and the District winner will receive a $1,250 cash award (includes Regional Award of $150).  Six Regional Winners will each receive a cash price of $150. 

Clubs are encouraged to begin contacting their schools and distributing materials as soon as possible.  Your club’s participation is a statement of interest in the ideas of our young people and demonstrates our belief that it is important to reward our youth for expressing their views in a constructive and meaningful way. 

Students in their final 2 years of high school are eligible to participate, preparing an essay of 500 to 1,000 words in length, and using a topic of their choice that incorporates the use of the Rotary 4-Way Test: 

Ø  IS IT THE TRUTH?

Ø  IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?

Ø  WILL IT BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Ø  WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED? 

Topics of recent winning essays can be found in the Student Guidelines.

TO DOWNLOAD the documents you will need, simply click on the documents located on the left side of this page.  Essays are to be in the hands of the District Chair, Becky Roeder, not later than March 1, 2017.  It is suggested that clubs use a deadline of February 5, 2017 for receiving entries so that they can be judged locally and the winning essay sent to the District Chair by March 1, 2017.  Becky's address and contact information are as follows: 

Becky Roeder, Chair
D-5580 4-Way Essay Contest
107 Wayside Lane
International Falls, MN 56649
218.285.7187
Email:  beckyroeder@midconetwork.com.    

ENCOURAGE YOUR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS to promote this opportunity, and ENCOURAGE YOUR AREA YOUTH to participate as well.  We look forward to receiving your club’s winning essay!