Sponsored by the Richmond Rotary
Essays must be received by April 12, 2021
“Where can we find light in this never-ending shade?” National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman asks in her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb.”
Rotarians use the Four-Way Test to shed light on “what we think, say or do.” The Four-Way Test is meant “to encourage the ethical instincts in every person and constitutes a simple and practical guide for people of all cultures.”
Show us, in a well-organized essay of 1,000 words or less, how you would apply the Four-Way Test. Your essay should clearly identify a popular thought, speech, or activity, and evaluate it using the Four-Way Test.
All students enrolled in Richmond-area high schools (De Anza, Kennedy, Richmond, Salesian, Leadership, Making Waves, Middle College) are eligible.
JUDGING CRITERIA & DEADLINE
Student essays will be judged on how well they apply the Four-Way Test. Creativity, organization, language and writing style will also be considered.
PRIZES & RECOGNITION
First-place essay: $500, Second-place essay: $300, Third-place essay: $200.
The top three students will be invited to read their essay to the Richmond Rotary Club zoom meeting on April 30, 2021.
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers who share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Richmond, California, please visit this page.