2022 Four-Way Speech Contest Winners


Murrieta Valley High School Junior Grace Sutherland, 17, took the top prize in the Rotary Club of Murrieta’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest February 28. With the first place, the Murrieta Valley High School junior won $350 and the opportunity to compete in the Rotary District 5330 competition on April 30. The competition was held at the Murrieta Valley Unified School District headquarters.

In second place in the competition was Joanna Lunn, a Vista Murrieta High School senior, and Rotary’s third place went to Samantha Hill, a junior at Murrieta Valley High School. The second and third place winners took home $250 and $150, respectively.

Four-Way Test Speech contestants are to address topics of current interest and importance and are to include and use concepts from the Four-Way Test as methods of discussion or analysis in the body of the speech. Grace Sutherland spoke on “Gifted Programs in Education” and applied the Four-Way Test to her arguments. Joanna Lunn addressed “Incorporating Effective Civics Focused Education” and Samantha Hill talked on “Having A Disability Doesn’t Make Someone Disabled.”

Winners of the Rotary Club of Murrieta’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest include, from left, Samantha Hill, Grace Sutherland and Joanna Lunn.
The 2022 Murrieta Four-Way Test Speech Contest was directed by Rotarians Kelly Orchard and Linda Lunn.

The Rotary Club of Murrieta was chartered on April 28, 1992. The club is involved in many community and international activities and programs, in cooperation with Rotary International, which has as its theme “Service Above Self.” Club meetings are held Mondays (excepting holidays) at noon at Richie’s Diner, 40651 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, in Murrieta, and now Monday evenings at 6 pm at 8 Bit.