Angela Ahern & Owen Schafer Advance to Finals in Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Competition

Posted by: Erin Rowan 3 years, 10 months ago

Angela Ahern & Owen Schafer Advance to Finals in Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Competition

Two Coronado High school seniors will represent Coronado Rotary in the District 5340 Finals of the highly competitive Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest.

Angela Ahern and Owen Schafer became finalists after finishing first or second in a series of club, sub-regional, and regional competitions.  They are two of six inspirational and talented students who will compete in the contest finals.

Angela and Owen were chosen by judges at each level to continue to the next level of competition.  They demonstrated strong oratory skills, poise and passion in a competition that has attracted over 150 high school students from across San Diego and Imperial counties.  Owen's speech is about his development of a Sailing/STEM curriculum for Coronado Middle Schoolers.  Angela's topic is the practice of child marriage, particularly in the Third World.

The annual Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest provides cash prizes of up to $1500 to high school students.  The speeches are based on the "Four-Way Test" principles followed by Rotary International.

The culmination of the speech competition, the District 5340 Finals, will be held at Liberty Station's Conference Center, hosted by the San Diego Rotary Club 33, at 12:00 noon on April 20.

The Coronado Rotary Club would like to thank Coronado High School and CoSA for helping to publicize the speech contest, and supporting the students who prepared for and attended preliminary competitions and contest regionals and finals.  Congratulations to Angela and Owen for their outstanding performances, and good luck to them on April 20.

For more information please contact:

Sharon Raffer

Rotary Club of Coronado