Heritage Student Wins Frisco Sunrise Rotary Speech Contest

Apr 08, 2015

Sunrise Rotary 4-Way Test ParticipantsOn March 31, the Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club hosted their fifth annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest.

Keirth Sivarajah of Heritage High School was selected to represent Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club at the next level of competition and received a $500 scholarship award. His speech used the 4-Way Test ethics to illustrate to the judges and the audience how he applied these ideals to his family life and young adult years.

The Four-Way Test Speech Contest teaches the principles of the Four-Way Test, demonstrating the highest ideals and goals of Rotary, and assists youth in furthering their education and future with recognition and monetary awards.

The speech contest invites students to speak on a topic related to ethics and The Four-Way Test. Well-publicized contests help promote the test in the community and educate the students through research and writing. The Rotarians 4-way Test is made up of four statements: 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?

Other Frisco ISD students participating and receiving scholarship awards were: Anjika Bhalla of Independence High School, 2nd place, $350; Ellie Chen of Liberty High School, 3rd place, $150; and Anjali Sridharan of Independence High School and Krish Sivarajah of Heritage High School each received $50 for participation.

Jenny Dowdy, president of Frisco Sunrise Rotary for 2014-2015, said, “This is one of our more popular programs and we are so glad to offer the students rewards for their hard work and participation.”

The District 4-Way Contest will be held on April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Collin College, Southwest Corner of the Spring Creek Campus in the I Wing, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.