Sarah Jones, (RC of Albuquerque Del Norte) District Chair of the Four-Way Test Essay Contest, is pleased to announce that, "It’s that time of year again to get the contest information out into your community middle-schools.
"After reviewing past essay contest policies, implementing more student-friendly guidelines will not only enrich the student’s experience, but also improve the quality of the essays. The time limit to complete the essay excludes some students that grasp the concept, but may not communicate their ideas effectively under this restriction. Therefore, there is no time limit. I am hopeful teachers and students will deep-dive into the Four-Way Test and, therefore, encourage research.
"Included in this year’s essay information packets are district goals to encourage a more vibrant, rooted Four-Way Test Essay Contest experience for our middle-school communities. Please pass this information on to your Club's Four-Way Test committee chair and feel free to contact me if you are interested in helping during the long-term goal planning process."
[The winning essays from all participating District Clubs must be received by the District Four-Way Test Committee Chair by March 16, 2018. Email essays to Sarah Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org]
ROTARY 4-WAY TEST ESSAY CONTEST
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, Rozanne Casey, not later than December 31, 2017. It is suggested that clubs use a deadline of December 4, 2017 for receiving entries so that they can be judged locally and the winning essay sent to the District Chair by December 31, 2017. Rozanne's address and contact information are as follows:
District 5580 Youth Services
1502 1st Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
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!