LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Local high school students are inspired by one of the oldest service organizations in the world to put "service above self."
Each of Laredo's five Rotary Clubs hosted a Four-Way Test speech contest.
"We had the high schools provide one student from each school, and then they competed for the club," said Francisco Ramirez, of the Laredo Rotary Club's youth programs. "Then once those winners won, then they move on to area (competitions). And from area, they move up to district (competitions)."
High school students approached the podium and delivered their best speeches inspired by Rotary's "Four-Way Test," which serves as the mission of the organization.
"We do this because we provide scholarships to the students that win, and it also gives the students an opportunity to practice dealing with adults and having their presentation skills polished," said Ramirez.
The International Rotary Club has been around since 1905, and everything they do involves giving back to the community.