Rotary essay contest winners selected

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The Aberdeen Rotary Club has selected the winners of their “How Can I Apply the Four-Way Test to My Life?” sixth-grade essay contest. The top two essay winners from each school will be awarded a cash prizes of $50 for 1st place and $25 for 2nd place.

Zachary Reecy of Roncalli Elementary was the overall winner and his essay was eligible to compete in the District 5610 contest.

Ryann Moeller and Grace Steger of Aberdeen Christian were first and second place winners, respectively; Zachary Reecy and Olivia Brown-King of Roncalli Elementary were first and second place winners, respectively; and Hannah Anderson of Simmons Middle School was the first place winner. Congratulations to each of these students.

In 1932, Herbert J. Taylor, a Chicago Rotarian and President of Rotary International conceived the Four-Way Test.  In January 1943, Rotary decided to make the Four-Way test part of its Vocational Service Ideal.  Taylor penned the test of the things we think, say or do:

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