Rotary Club of Westlake/Bay Village holds annual speech contest

The winners of the Rotary's speech contest, from left: Emma Mangels, Thomas Hanson, Bradley Katcher and Valentina Wolf. Photo by Donna D'Amico

Open to all high school students who live in the cities of Westlake and Bay Village, the Rotary annual speech contest is a rewarding opportunity to improve public speaking skills and ultimately compete in the District competition, where generous scholarship funds are awarded.

The Rotary Club of Westlake/Bay Village held their event on March 22 in Westlake. The theme of the speech had to incorporate the Rotary 4-Way Test: Is it the truth is it fair to all concerned, will it build good will and better friendships, and is it beneficial to all concerned.

Four very talented students from Westlake High School participated. They presented their speeches to an audience of their families, school officials and Rotarians. Speeches were judged on various categories, including understanding and use of the 4-Way test and clarity. The judges were Rotary member Jim Strunk, Rotary Assistant District Governor Kathy Berkshire, and Sean O'Reilly.

The winners, in order beginning with first place were: Thomas Hanson, Emma Mangels, Bradley Katcher, and Valentina Wolf. We are very proud to have these fine students participate in this annual Rotary program.

Donna Damico

Donna D'Amico, Sales & Marketing Director of the new Rose Senior Living, opening in the fall.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 10:11 AM, 04.05.2016