Each spring, local Rotary Clubs hold a Four - Way Speech Contest where High School Juniors or Seniors have the opportunity to compete for scholarship money.  The participating students must prepare a 5 – 7 minute speech that illustrates the Four - Way Test of Rotary International and how it applies to their life, activities, interests, or goals, or any combination thereof.
          1. Is it the truth?
          2. Is it fair to all concerned?
          3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
          4. Will if be beneficial to all concerned?
This year’s local contest held on March 25, 2019 consisted of one contestant, Alyssa Hinojosa, who delivered an excellent speech where she applied the components of the Four - Way Test to her life, including real life scenarios.  On April 13, 2019 Alyssa will travel to Rockport and represent the Rotary Club of Aransas Pass at the 5930 Area Contest.  The contestant who places first at the Area Contest will travel to Rancho Viejo in May to compete for the 2019 Four Way Speech District Championship.
Since Alyssa is a Junior at APHS, she will be presented upon graduation with Rotary Scholarships for each level of contest she wins.  And, since Alyssa is a Junior, she is eligible to compete again in 2020.
As you see Alyssa about campus and town, be sure and congratulate her. 
Picture and Article submitted by Karen Gayle
Picture Left to Right:
         Alyssa Hinojosa, Winner Local Four Way Speech Contest
            James Hollan, 2019 – 2020 President Elect Rotary Club of Aransas Pass