Freshman Tejal Kuna Wins Rotary Speech Contest

From the earliest days, Rotary has been concerned with promoting high ethical standards.   One of the world’s most widely quoted statements is Rotary’s 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor. Every year Rotary districts around the world sponsor high school 4-Way Test contests. 
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? 
The purpose of the speech is to persuade others while applying the principles of the Rotary 4-Way Test. The goal is for students to make the world a better place, to practice the virtues of critical thinking and ethical decision making, to develop public speaking and leadership skills to positively influence and inspire others regarding an issue that they find passionate. 
Throughout her speech, Tejal referenced scholarly research and evidence from medical journals.  She explained that ADHD in girls is often more internalized than that of boys and the symptoms can manifest themselves in different ways.  Tejal adroitly clarified the importance of identifying ADHD in girls and explained strategies that will help these young women be not only successful in school, but productive, contributing members of society. 
The Bonds Meadow Rotary Club is officially sponsoring Tejal in the district competition and paying the $200 entrance fee for her. 
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