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Ironton Rotary Club honors 4-Way Test winner

The winner of the 2009 Ironton Rotary Club 4-Way Test Speech Contest was Trevan Hannahs of Chesapeake High School.

Hannahs received a $50 gift card and the opportunity to move on to the Rotary District 6690 contest in Lancaster in April to compete for a $250 prize and the opportunity to go on to the Rotary Zone 28 contest.

The zone contest will include speech winners from Rotary districts around Ohio and neighboring states.

The mission of Rotary clubs is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

For individual Rotary members, the 4-Way Test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions that each member is to consider in their relationships at home, work and play: “Of the things we think, say or do, is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

The speech contest requires each participant to describe how the tenets of the 4-Way Test have related to their lives, either in decisions they have made, and/or in the relationships they have they have developed with family and friends.