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Patton’s Kaylee Keikkala wins Rotary 4-Way Test competition

Patton’s Kaylee Keikkala wins Rotary 4-Way Test competition
Posted on 03/21/2018

Six middle school students competed in the final round of the annual 4-Way Test speech contest hosted by the Rotary Club of McMinnville, with Kaylee Keikkala from Patton taking the top prize.

Pattie Waltz of the McMinnville School District, who facilitates the competition for the Rotary club, awarded the prize. Pictured (from left) Waltz and students Laney Hyder, Patton; Emily Jensen, Duniway; Daphne Riddle, Duniway; Molly Shannon, Duniway; Sierra Savage, Patton; and Kaylee Keikkala, Patton first competed at the school level before being chosen to present their speech at the March Rotary luncheon.

The Rotarians rated the speeches based on ideas and content, organization, language and delivery. Students were also awarded points for keeping the speech between 3:30 and 4:30 minutes.

The winning speech by losing a friend over bullying.

The contest is based on the guiding principles of the Rotary 4-Way Test: “Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

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