Cash Prizes In Rotary's "4-Way Test" Speech Contest

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The Murfreesboro Rotary Club is again sponsoring the Annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest. It will be at 10:30AM on Saturday morning, April 6, 2019, at the Boys and Girls Club, 820 Jones Boulevard.

Club President Melissa Cassidy said, "The purpose of Rotary's 4-Way Test Speech Contest is to foster the principle of ethics in everyday life as well as in business. It is open to any ninth through twelfth grade public, private or home-school student in Rutherford County."

She continued, "Students may talk on any topic that they feel is timely, important and interesting. It can not be profane, obscene, unpatriotic, or racist. If you have a doubt, clear the topic with the Murfreesboro Rotary Club.


Cassidy explained that each speech must be at least four-minutes long, but if it exceeds six-minutes, the student looses points. She stressed that every talk must be based on ROTARY'S 4-WAY TEST:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

NO Entry Fee...CASH Prizes


There is no fee to enter, however cash prizes go to the top three contestants: First prize is $200 cash, second is $150 and third place receives $100. The winner then goes on to compete for another round of cash prizes in the district semi-finals on May 4, 2019 in Franklin. The finals will be for a $1,000 scholarship on May 18, 2019 at the Cool Springs Marriott.

President Cassidy stressed, "The speech given by each contestant must be the work of that student alone. No more than 75 words may be quoted. Plus, no props are to be used. However, note cards can be used as an aid, but not as a script."

Contact Information

If you have questions, phone 615-796-6681 or e-mail:

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