The Rotary Club Competition


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Seniors Sydney Wible and Meg Boone pose for a picture with Dr. Jane DeBord at the rotary club.

Victoria Boyd, staff writer

On Friday, February 14,  two students, seniors Meg Boone and Sydney Wible represented MCA in the McKinney Rotary 4-Way Speaking contest. Dr. Jane DeBord MCA Speech and English teacher accompanied them as communication coach and mentor. The Rotary Club is an organization that promotes goodwill and service in the community. Four students competed, two students from MCA, and the two others from McKinney High School. They were judged on whether their speech was truthful, fair, if it builds goodwill and betters relationships, and if it is beneficial to everyone concerned. Boone made her speech about how it is wrong to stereotype people for their race and hair color, and said that she tried to make it as interesting as possible. She placed 1st winning a $500 scholarship, and Wible placed second, with her speech over trying juveniles as adults in court, winning a $300 scholarship. Meg states that “going and speaking at the rotary club was such an amazing opportunity for Sydney and I. Not only to have great speaking experience and earn scholarships for college, but also to be able to represent MCA.”