Olivia Blore Places 1st in Rotary Speech Contest

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Olivia Blore Places 1st in Rotary Speech Contest

Students Impress Rotarians at Annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest

Of the things we think, say, and do: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? These are the pillars of the Rotary Four-Way Test that form the foundation of the speeches presented at the annual Rotary speech competition for high school students. 

The competition was tough. The audience was impressed with the students' speaking skills and powerful stories.  Who would win and go on to the next level of the contest? 

In the Hotel Del’s meeting room filled with Coronado Rotarians, four Coronado High School students presented their speeches. At a preliminary competition, these students had been selected by judges from 12 contenders for their ability to deliver persuasive speeches applying the Rotary Four-Way Test.    

Coronado High School senior and CoSA musical theatre student Olivia Blore won First Place and $200. Olivia spoke passionately about the scourge of ivory poaching and how the hunting of elephants for the ivory trade needs to end. Olivia  will be representing the Coronado Rotary at the Rotary District 5340 quarter-finals.

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Coronado Rotary Four-Way Test Contest winners are: Jasmin Buschmann, Finalist; Olivia Blore, First Place; Cole Mullins, Second Place and Jay Morris, Finalist with Coronado Rotary Club President Kevin Rugee.  Photo by Dan Hutchison