Senior Advances to Rotary International Speech Contest District Championship
On Saturday, Nov. 11, three Milton Hershey School seniors competed in the mid-level round of the Rotary District 4-Way Test Speech Contest. MHS senior Susanna Compare won the competition and advances to the Rotary International District Championship in May. She will compete against four other mid-level winners from across the Central PA Rotary District which involves more than 70 schools. The top prize is a $1,500 scholarship.
MHS seniors Autumn “Nickie” Hamman and Samantha Morrison-Wynn placed second and third respectively. All three seniors participate in the school’s Law, Public Safety & Security Career and Technical Education pathway.
Susanna’s winning speech centered around empowering girls at a young age, and the importance of a healthy support system in allowing children to build the confidence they need to be successful. The content of the speech must also align with Rotary International’s 4-Way Test guidelines.
Susanna becomes the second MHS student to win the mid-level competition and compete in the district championship. This is the school’s fourth year being involved with the speech contest.