Grandview Heights High School students Tatianna Stryjewski (senior) and Dylan Dobbs-Euans (sophomore) each participated in the Tri-Village Rotary Club Speech Contest held at The Ohio State University Golf Club on early April 3, 2019, claiming first and second place, respectively.
Their task was to deliver a speech applying the Rotary Club's Four Way Test to a topic of their choosing. In making ethical decisions, the Rotary Club considers the following four questions: 1) Is it the truth? 2) Is it fair? 3) Will it build goodwill and better friendships? and 4) Is it beneficial to all concerned?
Stryiewski spoke about her participation in the Grandview Heights High School Best Buddies Program, discussing how the club builds goodwill and friendships by ensuring that all students feel included and valued. Dobbs-Euans applied the Four Way Test to the saying, "Boys will be boys," discussing how applying this sentiment has been societally destructive, particularly in cases of violence and sexual assault where some have been quick to dismiss egregious actions by harboring a belief that aggression is typical male behavior.
Both students did a great job with their speeches and represented GHHS well!
Photographed with Rotarians are (starting second from left): Tatianna Stryjewski, Dylan Dobbs-Euans, and GHHS Language Arts Teacher Kelly Anders.