Registration Deadline: January 31, 2021
The Four-Way Test
2020-2021 Mid-Level Contests
Mid-level 1: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. 
 
Mid-level 2: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. 
 
Mid-level 3: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
 
Mid-level 4: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Four Way Test SPEECH Contest
One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of ethics is The 4 Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4 Way Test 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 and 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?
 
 
 
How the Rotary District 7390 Four-Way Test Speech Contest Works
Contestants must currently be in attendance (in either grade 10, 11 or 12) at a public or private high school, charter school or home schooled within Rotary District 7390 (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York County). No student may be a contestant in more than one club contest in any one year. More than one club may recruit contestants from a high school shared with another club. Nothing in our rules prohibits clubs from developing their own procedures, requirements, and/or guidelines for their contest. Contestant Entry Forms must be turned in to District 7390 before participation.
 
Subject
Given the pandemic and affects at home, at school, in your community, and in the world, we ask students to address the Four Way Test in the framework of “Life in the Pandemic.” This can include, but is not limited to actual experiences in their life; their observations of reactions & responses during the pandemic; school during the pandemic; physical distancing and safety measures; and expectations about the “new normal.” The speech may not be profane, obscene, unpatriotic, or racist. If a contestant or coach has any doubts at all, they should clear their speech with the Contest Chair for the next level where they will speak. The decision of the Chair is final. The topic must be specifically subjected to The Four Way Test, and must be affected throughout the body of the speech and is not to be reserved for opening or concluding statements.
Four Way Test SPEECH Contest Videos
2019 Speech Contest
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Speech Contest
 
 
 
2017 Speech Contest