Cypress Trails Elementary Students Wins Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach Essay Contest

Cypress Trails Elementary participated in an essay contest as part of the Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach Youth Literacy Campaign. Fifth graders in Mrs. Hendrix’s class were asked to choose one passage from Rotary’s Four Way Test and write about how it relates to his/her life experiences and/or society, and how does it influence what they say, think, and do. “The Four Way Test asks that four components be considered when one makes a decision,” said Dr. Bruce Elkind DDS, chair of the essay contest. “Is it the truth; is it fair to all concerned; will it build good will and better friendships; and will it be beneficial to all concerned.” Murleve Roberts was first place and wrote about what ‘building good will and better friendships’ meant to her. Second place went to Anthony Ruiz who wrote about ‘is it the truth’, and third place was Temyra Stewart who wrote about ‘building good will and better friendships’.

Pictured: (l to r) Selena Smith, Royal Palm Beach Rotary President; Dr. Bruce Elkin DDS, Chair of the Essay Contest;

Temyra Stewart, Murleve Roberts, Mrs. Hendrix, 5th grade teacher at Cypress Trails Elementary. Not pictured Anthony Ruiz.

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