Washington Catholic High School senior Sam Baker won the Rotary District 6580 speech contest that was held in Bloomington on March 1. After winning the local Washington Rotary Club speech contest on Feb. 26, Sam went on to compete against students from Vincennes, Terre Haute, Martinsville, Bloomington, Madison, Clarksville, Salem, and Franklin and won the top prize of $1,000.
Contestants are required to base their speeches on the Rotary Four-Way Test of the things we think, say, or do: “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?” In his speech, Sam applied the Four-Way Test to his involvement as a team captain fighting for a cure for cancer with the Daviess County Relay For Life. Sam has been invited to give his winning speech at the Rotary District Conference luncheon on April 26 in Terre Haute.