4-Way Test Contest

At our Rotary Club’s, end of May assembly meeting, we heard from a student who had recently participated in the Club’d essay contest asking a student to writing about a particular problem or conflict faced by teenagers, perhaps a dilemma they’ve faced personally, or an issue facing our nation or world and relate it to Rotary’s Four-Way TestTeacher Brittney Camp, Doug Towle,Bill Rahe,Vice Principle Nancy McDole, and Carson Towle   5-27-2013 8-01-26 PM 896x1107

The First placed winner of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary 4-Way Test Essay Contest from the Sanibel School’s eighth-grade, Carson Towle.  Attending the meeting were his father, Doug Towle and Sanibel School Assistant Principle, Nancy McDole.  Language Arts Teacher, Brittney Camp took to the podium to read his essay.Attending the meeting were his father, Doug Towle and Sanibel School Assistant Principle, Nancy McDole.  Language Arts Teacher, Brittney Camp took to the podium to read his essay.

The Four-Way Test is read at every Rotary meeting across the globe to reinforce the strength of such a powerful ethical guide for all of us: Rotary’s Four-Way Test…

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3.    Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?

In writing his essay, Carson made the decision after some thought that, “What better answers all 4 of the questions of the 4-Way Test than where I am today, a country that has been built on these ideas and principles”. Although we will not publish Carson’s entire essay here, this is an excerpt from the essay, “The US is fair to all its citizens and gives them rights that are believed everyone should possess. Also, the US builds good will by helping people in need and builds better friendships by supporting other countries around the world. Finally, the US is beneficial to all concerned because it helps out other countries and its citizens”.