MURRIETA ROTARY SEEKS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR MUSIC, SPEECH CONTESTS
Local high school students are invited to join in the Rotary Club of Murrieta’s music and Four-Way Test speech competitions which offer $1,100 in cash prizes and opportunities to move to regional and district competitions.
The local music competition will be held starting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Salvation Army Center, 40270 Los Alamos Road, Murrieta. Students can compete in Piano, Vocal or Instrumental categories. All contestants must be high school-level students, living within Rotary District 5330 (Riverside and San Bernardino counties). Cash prizes of $400 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third will be awarded. The winners of the Murrieta music competition will be entered in a regional competition (separate for each category), and the winners of that will compete in a district competition in May.
Entries for the music competition must be submitted by February 10, 2015. For information and an application, see "Downloads" on the left of this web page or contact Music Contest Chair Jody Lawlor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Murrieta Rotary’s Four-Way Test Speech competition will be held starting at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, at the Murrieta Valley Unified School District headquarters, 41870 McAlby Court, Murrieta. For further information on the speech contest rules and an application, go to murrietarotary.org. Applications for the speech contest must be postmarked by Thursday, February 19, 2015. For more information click on "Speech Contest Manual for 2015" under downloads which you will find on the left hand of this web page.
The Four-Way Test, which was created in the early 1930s, has been used by businesses, industry, government groups, civic organizations, schools and colleges. It states:
Of the things that we think, say or do:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Speech contestants are to address topics of current interest and importance and are to include and use concepts from the Four-Way Test as methods of discussion or analysis in the body of the speech. Students must currently attend a public or private high school, charter school or home school. No student can compete in more than one Rotary Club contest in any one year.
Prizes of $200, $100 and $50, respectively, will be awarded for first, second and third places in the local contest. The first place winner will advance to a District Elimination Round, scheduled for Saturday, April 25, in Riverside.
The Four-Way Test Speech Contest, along with other educational and community activities, is made possible by Murrieta Rotary’s annual fund-raising event, which this last year was the Patriot’s Ball, held at the conclusion of the Field of Honor in November.
The Rotary Club of Murrieta was chartered on April 28, 1992. The club is involved in many community and international activities and programs, in cooperation with Rotary International, which has as its theme "Service Above Self." Club meetings are held Mondays (excepting holidays) at noon at Richie's Diner, 40651 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, in Murrieta. For information regarding the club or membership visit www.murrietarotary.org or call President Craig Carper, 951-541-3814.