Cassandra Storms Wins 4-Way Test Essay Contest

Essay contest winner Cassandra Storms shares her 4-Way Essay at the March 1 Rotary meeting at the golf course. Courtesy photo

Essay contest finalists Cassandra Storms, Tanna Hollander and Gloria Ramos wait with LAMS teacher Suzanne Montoya to read their essays. Courtesy photo


Cassandra Storms’ winning essay earned her $200 in the Rotary Club of Los Alamos 4-way Test Essay Contest March 1 at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Tanna Hollander won $100 for her second place essay and Gloria Ramos won $50 for her third place essay.

The subject of the essay was how using Rotary Club’s Four-Way Test might make someone a better family member. The Four-Way Test is recited at every Rotary Club meeting and is part of the founding ideals of Rotary.

The test asks the following questions: Of the things we think, say or do …

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Participants in the contest had one hour to complete their 300-500 word essay. LAMS teacher Suzanne Montoya helped to coordinate the contest at the middle school.

Rotarians will submit Storms’ essay for consideration in the District Essay Contest.