Rotary Honors Contest Winners
Winners of Rotary’s annual Speech, Music, and Visual Arts Contest were honored at an awards ceremony in March at the Beck Center for the Arts. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River, the competition showcases the incredible talents of students attending one of five high schools – Lakewood, Lutheran West, Magnificat, Rocky River, and St. Edward.
Speech contest first place winner is Kerrigan Hall from Lutheran West, who will compete at the Rotary District 6630 Speech Contest on April 2 in Aurora. Also honored were Elizabeth Pearlman, second place, Lakewood; Steven Webber, third place, Lutheran West; and Breanna Redden, fourth place, Magnificat.
Speech contest semi-finals and finals were held in March. Speeches were of original content and based on “The Four-Way Test of Rotary,” which asks, “Is it the truth, Is it fair to all concerned, Will it build goodwill and better friendships, and Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”
This is the 71st year for the club’s speech competition.
Music contest first place winner is Abraham Roos, bass/baritone, Lakewood, performing “Come Ye Blessed” by Scott. Evan Levis, Lakewood, baritone horn, placed second, performing “Arise, Ye Subterranean Winds” by Purcell. Alex Figueroa, Lakewood, placed third, playing “Concerto for Violin in D” by Stamitz.
Visual arts winners were Samantha Moran, “Blue Portrait Study,” mixed media, Rocky River, first place; Max Peralta, “Looking through the Shadows,” watercolor, St. Edward, second place; Emily Farr, “Perform,” pencil, Rocky River, third place. Honorable mentions went to Jared Boosinger, St. Edward; Isane-lee Caraballo, Lakewood; and Owen Smith, Lakewood.
Selected entries from the visual arts contest are on display in the Rotary Student Art Show in the Jean Bulicek Galleria at the Beck Center through April 17. This free exhibit is open to the public during regular gallery hours.