A Forgotten-Patriot and the Four Way Test By Lucy Rebecca Wickstrom

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Lucy Rebecca Wickstrom, First Place Grade 10,  Coastal Christian Teacher: Alison Limon A trip to Washington, D.C. would be a great excitement for many people across the United States, and when I received the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital as an eighth grader, I was absolutely ecstatic. […]

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Permanent Repercussions by Leanna Newby

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Leanna Newby, Second Place Grade 11,  Coastal Christian Teacher: Alison Limon Excited, the girl glances at her phone. Unable to see the screen because of the gleaming sun, she moves to the shade of a prodigious oak tree. Two seconds later, she picks up the device again. She […]

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The Four Way Test by Ryan Brennan

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Ryan Brennan, Third Place Grade 10,  Coastal Christian Teacher: Alison Limon It would be safe to say that the two things most people hold as the most important items in their life, are phones and cars. The worth of both are undoubtedly important, and benefit the lives of […]

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4-Way Test by Destinee Meza

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Destinee Meza, Second Place Grade 7,  Judkins Middle Teacher: Barbara Babka In AVID, a class that is dedicated to educating kids about college, a common question we are asked is who is your hero? Who inspires you to persevere though your life? My answer would be my grandma, […]

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The Moral Dilemma by Kimi White

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Kimi White, First Place Grade 8,  Paulding Middle Teacher: Mrs. Fahey The Rotary’s 4 way test is a tool I have used many times to help me figure out the best road to take in challenging situations. It asks four basic questions, first is it truthful, second is […]

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4-Way-Test by Mikayla Quam

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Mikayla Quam, First Place Grade 6,  Ocean View Elementary School Teacher: Jeanie Gordon Every two years, the world comes together for the Olympics, a very popular tradition. During this time, we tend to put aside other problems and conflicts that may be going on for a little friendly competition. […]

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Gymnastics Aces “The 4-Way Test and Me” by John Pollard

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites John Pollard, Third Place Grade 6,  Ocean View Elementary School Teacher: Eric Ray Shawn Johnson said, “Gymnastics taught me everything – life lessons, responsibility and discipline and respect.” I am a gymnast and I can tell you that gymnastics is more than a sport. I am 12 years old […]

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The Four Way Test by Mikayla Provence

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Mikayla Provence, First Place Grade 3,  Branch Elementary School Teacher: Kathy Metcalf “That’s not fair!”“Bad call!” “You don’t know how to play this game!” These are some words that can break friendships. And unfortunately, they are also words spoken often during a game of four-square at my school. […]

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How I didn’t use the 4 way test by Talia Conn

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Talia Conn, Second Place Grade 3,  Ocean View Elementary School Principle: Sarah Butler This is a story of how I didn’t use the 4 way test. If you know me I play Condors club soccer and my dad is the coach. In my first game I had a […]

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“The 4-Way Test and Me” Essay Contest – 2014

Dear Teachers, The Rotary Clubs of Pismo Beach-Five Cities and Grover Beach invite you and your students to participate in “The 4-Way Test and Me” Essay Contest, 2014. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your students. In the twelve years of sponsoring this event, we have been amazed at the creative and inspirational […]

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