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MHS Students Advance in Rotary Speech Competition

A record number of MHS students participated in the Hershey Rotary Club’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest. Eighteen Senior Division students stepped out of their comfort zones and up to the podium for passionate speeches addressing current topics such as negative impacts of stereotypes and labeling, the wage gap, and international relations.

Junior Lydia Lausch, sophomore Justice Vaux, and junior McKayla Rosario took first, second and third place, respectively, advancing to the mid-level round which will be held later this fall.

Junior Khamira Blake and senior Jose Mendez-Montero were also recognized for their achievement to round out the top five with all MHS students.

The Hershey Rotary Club’s annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest is based on a set of four questions that Rotarians use to assist in the conduct of their personal and professional lives:

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Will it benefit all concerned?

This is the school’s sixth year participating in the Four-Way Test. Last year, Desmond Primus ’19 won the mid-level competition and went on to represent MHS in the Rotary International District Championship.

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