The Rotary Club of Concord conducted its annual “Four-Way Test” Speech contest on March 27 at Pleasant View Retirement Auditorium where 16 high school students presented speeches on a topic of their choice that addresses the club’s test for ethical behavior. The top three speeches as judged by a panel of Rotarians were awarded to: First place, Peter Bittman, Bishop Brady High School, second place (left), Jeong-In Lim, Trinity Christian High School, and Third place (right), Lillian Hodapp, Bishop Brady High School.
Shown with the winners is Warren Emley, Chair of the Contest Committee.


The winner, Peter Bittman, will compete at the District Semifinal Speech Contest at the Henniker Community Center in Henniker on Sunday, April 7 at 1 PM. The top four finishers at Henniker will go on to compete at the Northeast Rotary District Four-Way Test speech contest in Danvers, MA on May 4th.

About the Four-Way Test

Students must answer the four questions set forth by Rotary: 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 Rotary Club of Concord has been offering the contest every year to high school students in the community since 2003.