Meet the Future of Carlsbad

The Carlsbad Rotary Club recently held its Four-Way-Test Speech Contest, designed to encourage high school students to prepare and give speeches that apply the Four-Way Test to everyday activities and issues.

In speeches between 5-7 minutes, four Carlsbad High Schoolers (one each; senior, junior, sophomore, freshman) were evaluate based on professional appearance, content of topic, timing of delivery, eye contact, clarity of speech, and voice inflection. Each one did a job more amazing than the next.

Most critical was their ability to incorporate the four-way test to their subjects, including:

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is a test used by Rotarians worldwide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. 

A room filled to overflowing of Carlsbad professionals was delighted to be both educated and entertained, and numerous comments were heard afterwards of the comfort to be taken knowing our community is in the hands of such insightful youth.

From left to right:

Swathy Natarajan, Anina Molinar, Rotarian Ray Pearson, Rishab Bora, Connor Lynaugh, teacher/coach Minnia Curtis

Winners are heading for the district level presentations, and a follow-up four-way test will be presented at the Carlsbad Rotary Club in the near future. Please plan to join us for this, as well as some of the other exciting programs we have scheduled.