Vista Murrieta High School Senior Represents Murrieta In District Speech Contest

Tae’Lyn Lewis, a 12th grade student at Vista Murrieta High School, will represent the Rotary Club of Murrieta when Rotary District 5330 holds the Four-Way Speech Competition on March 2 in Beaumont. Clubs from throughout the two-county district will be competing for cash prizes in that contest.

Murrieta Rotary’s Marsha Hall Brown Four-Way Speech Contest was held Wednesday, January 31, at Murrieta Valley Unified School District Headquarters. Tae’Lyn spoke on “Anxiety: The Greatest Plague of the Mind,” reflecting on his own life experiences.

Directing the Speech Contest, Rotarian Tom Grimes had five distinguished judges: Murrieta Councilman Ron Holliday, Murrieta Police Department Chief Anthony Conrad, Murrieta Fire Chief Bernard Molloy, Middle School Teacher Dana Conrad and Businessman Terrance Tucker.

Following Tae’Lyn’s speech, each of the judges provided him with helpful comments for his upcoming competition. Tae’Lyn is also expected to speak before Murrieta Rotary.
Murrieta Rotary’s speech contest is named in honor of the late Author/Educator Rotarian Marsha Hall Brown who directed the club’s contest for 10 years, taking it to new levels in terms of direction and involvement.

The Marsha Hall Brown Four-Way Speech Contest is one of many community activities that Murrieta Rotary Foundation conducts with funding from Murrieta Field of Honor sponsorships.

Murrieta speech contest winner, Tae’Lyn Lewis with judges (from left) Terrance Tucker, Bernard Malloy, Dana Conrad, Anthony Conrad and Ron Holliday.