Contact: Mary Cook
Bear's Den @ Ursinus College
601 E Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19468
United States of America

Based on Rotary's Four Way Test : First, is it the truth?, Second, is it fair to all concerned?, Third, will it build good will and better friends?, Fourth is it beneficial to all concerned?, we offer a local speech contest to three local high schools: Valley Forge Baptist Academy, Perkiomen Valley and Methacton. 

This endeavor is an excellent supplement to many programs you have within your school
such as the gifted, college preparatory, speech/debate and theater. Communication
and presentation skills are important, now more than ever, and this program gives
students the opportunity to enhance their skills, add to their academic resume and win
cash prizes.

Contest Rationale

Promote critical thinking and ethical decision making among high school students
Provide a forum for high school students to showcase issues that they care about
Allow high school students to practice their public speaking skills
Encourage scholarship and academic research
Gain exposure to Rotary and the local club among the youth and school personnel