Posted by Caroline Earle on Feb 21, 2018
LIA RUBEL WINS BARRE ROTARY CLUB YOUTH SPEECH CONTEST FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
For the second year in a row, Spaulding High School Junior Lia Rubel won the Barre Rotary Club Youth Speech Contest on February 21st.   Lia tied this year’s Rotary Theme (Making a Difference By Applying Rotary’s Four-Way Test) into her participation in a newly created Spaulding High School group called Student Voice.
According to Lia, Student Voice is about empowering students to take an active role in their education and their school.  Lia showed how applying Rotary’s Four Way Test (Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?  Will it build goodwill and better friendship?  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?) strongly supports and echoes the goals of Student Voice.  Lia won the $100 Club prize for her winning speech. 
 
“We have had a unique opportunity to watch Lia grow as a speaker and as a leader over the past two years, as a result of her participation in the Annual Speech Contest,” noted Club President Caroline Earle.  “This young woman clearly has a bright future ahead.”   For now, Lia will go on to Round Two of the contest, in which she will compete against the winning speakers from other local Rotary clubs. The Rotary Youth Speech Contest is sponsored each year by Rotary District 7850, and culminates in a final $500 winning prize round to be held at the Rotary Summit at the Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire on May 5th.  
Spaulding High School Principle and Barre Rotarian Brenda Waterhouse presents a certificate to the 2018 speech contest winner, Lia Rubel.