Rotary News: Kutztown Rotary announces winners of 4-Way Test Speech Competition

Photo by Reno Unger Kutztown Rotary announces the winners of 4-Way Test Speech Competition. Left to right are Rotarian Heather Piperato, second place winner Shania Rupp, third place winner Eric Hauck and first place winner Chase MacDonough.

Kutztown Rotary Club named Chase MacDonough winner of its 2014 4-Way Test Speech Competition at the Kutztown Tavern March 26. Second place honors went to Shania Rupp, with third place going to Eric Hauck.

All are students at Brandywine Heights High School. Kutztown Area High School did not enter any contestants for the competition this year.

In the speech competition, students are challenged to amplify the ideas carried in one of ROTARY’s founding principles, the Four-Way Test. The test poses the questions: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? and Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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MacDonough’s speech examined the dichotomy of arts versus core subjects in schools brought about by testing and funding changes.

Prizes awarded to the winners were $75 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third. MacDonough will move on to the regional competition, to be held at Emmaus High School Auditorium on April 12.