A CHS senior is moving on to the district competition for the Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest. Ava Wilson won first place in the local contest for her speech on arts in education. She will now compete in the District Competition in North Canton on April 10.
Four other CHS students also participated in the local contest and finished in the Top Four: Ethan Clark, a junior, won second place, Chloe Young, a junior, won third place, and Siera Macklin, a senior and Madison Croake, a junior tied for fourth place. Each student competitor will receive a cash scholarship.
According to Rotary, "The 4 Way Competition focuses on students delivering a speech on a topic he or she is passionate about and is relevant. Students have to prove the relationship between the 4 Way Parameters and the topic."
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Student speeches are judged on topic, clarity, poise, enunciation, and other criteria. Speeches also have to fit a certain length of time, three to five minutes.