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Rotary Club of Tyrone promotes ethics in every day life and business through speech contest

Rotary District 7350 wanted high school students to learn more about ethics and asked all district clubs to participate in a speech contest to promote the ethical principles of Rotary’s 4-Way Test.
On March 12, as part of Tyrone’s Irish Heritage celebrations, the Rotary Club of Tyrone hosted a speech contest to introduce high school students to Rotary and to ethical principles of Rotary’s 4-Way Test. The test, adopted by Rotary International in 1943, has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:
Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Ashton Snyder, 10th grade, was awarded $75 for second place on her speech that addressed the right to include religion in school curriculum and Niko Lambert took home $100 for his speech that tackled the all-too familiar issue of bullying. Lambert will move on to the regional speech contest to be hosted at Hollidaysburg Junior High School on April 14 at 9 a.m. Hopefully he will represent Tyrone at the district contest to be held in Pittsburgh on May 12 where contestants will compete to win $1,000.
The Rotary Club of Tyrone would like to thank judges Joan Smith, Nancy Smith and Charles Hoyer for representing the community service clubs of Tyrone and the participants for their fine speeches!