Nine contestants and their coach, Andrea Folsom, were special guests of the Rotary Club of Austintown when they competed in the annual Four Way Speech Contest.
The purpose of the competition is for students to focus on the speech and to apply it to topics of current interest. The questions students were asked to answer in their speech include: is it the truth?; is it fair for all concerned?; will it bring goodwill and better friendships?; and will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The nine competitors were competing to represent the Austintown club at the district contest April 5.
Photo special to the Town Crier
Attending the recent Austintown Rotary meeting to take the Four Way Test were, in front, Fitch Speech and Debate Coach Andrea Folsom, Jessica Harker, and Christian Roberts. In second row were Jennifer Franken and Jackie Knutti. In back row were Lauren Good, Carmen Bush, Jordan Crum, Abi Biroschak, and Tom Franklin.
Winners of the local competition were Christian Roberts, first place; Carmen Bush, second place; and Jessica Harker, third place. Christian will represent Austintown April 5 at the Fairway Country Club in North Canton where he will compete among 20 to 25 contestants.