Cypress Trails Students Win Rotary Contest

Cypress Trails Elementary School students recently participated in an essay contest as part of the Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach Youth Literacy Campaign.

Fifth graders in Mrs. Danielle Hendrix’s class were asked to choose one passage from the Rotary’s Four Way Test and write about how it relates to his or her life and how it influences 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 won 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.”

ABOVE: RPB Rotary President Selena Smith, Dr. Bruce Elkind, Temyra Stewart, Murleve Roberts and Mrs. Danielle Hendrix.