The 2021 Four Way Test Speech Contest was
hosted by Lewisville Morning Rotary Club
Covid pandemic style with 4 fantastic speeches.
 
Contestants (left to right) Hunter Waine, McKinley Jasmine Harbor, Devon Cartwright, Milen Paulose. 
 
As in past years the contest was held during our regular 7 AM meeting on Thursday, March 4th. The major difference of course is that our meeting was virtual and that our 4 contestants gave their speeches from an isolated class room so they could take off their mask and perform as they would in a normal contest except with a digital audience. All the speeches were fantastic. The final selection of the winner by our judges was not an enviable challenge.
 
After much consideration, our judges, Dr. Jeff Siebert, Dr. Kelly Reed, Dr. Traci Petteway and Marilyn Pokorny selected Milen Paulose as our 1st place winner. McKinley Jasmine Harbor placed 2nd while Hunter Waine and Devon Cartwright tied for 3rd.
 
Congratulations Milen!
 
Milen will be participating in the District 5790 Regional Speech Contests either March 27th or April 10th. Again, this contest will be a virtual event. The 1st and 2nd place winners of the regionals will be scheduled to participate and the District 5790 finals in June.