Naomi Parker, 18, a senior at Rock Bridge Academy in Crownsville, placed fourth in the Rotary District 7620 4-Way Speech Contest held May 9 at the district conference at Hood College in Frederick.
The daughter of David and Lisa Parker of Davidsonville, Ms. Parker won the Annapolis Rotary Club’s local contest and then won the semi-regional contest held in Glen Burnie in April before advancing to the district level. She received a scholarship and a certificate.
Her speech had to incorporate the Rotary 4-Way Test, a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use in their personal and professional relationships. It has been translated into more than 100 languages and Rotarians recite it at club meetings. Of all the things Rotarians think, say or do, Is it the truth? Is it fair? Will it build good will and better friendships? and, Will it be beneficial to all concerned?