Speech Contest Winner Places Second in District

 
Rocky River High School senior Connor Hooper placed second in the Rotary District 6630 Four-Way Speech Contest on March 31 at Aurora High School.
 
There were 30 participants at the district contest from throughout Northeast Ohio.

Hooper was the winner of the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River’s Four-Way Speech Contest on March 19, which entitled him to compete at the district competition. His speech was on “Pacifism as U.S. Foreign Policy.”

Speeches for the contest must be of original content and be based on “The Four Way Test of Rotary” which asks, “Is it the truth, Is it fair to all concerned, Will it build goodwill and better friendships, and Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”.

Hooper has been a member of the Rocky River High School forensics team for the last two years. He was a state quarterfinalist in U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking, for which the student must, in 30 minutes, prepare a seven-minute persuasive speech pertaining to a current event or issue in the United States.