Sadly the outbreak of the Coronavirus has put a huge stop to our otherwise very busy schedule of Youth Activities. Everything we do with our youth has been cancelled or postponed. We are praying each day, that the bans of working together will be lifted soon and we can resume our work with our youth.
Each year, the Rotary Clubs of Rotary International District 6890 sponsor a Rotary district wide speech contest. The contest provides a valuable opportunity for young men and women in our communities to demonstrate and enhance their skills at developing a theme and presenting it to others in a convincing manner. The contest is open to any and all high school students in the area. Each contestant is asked to speak for 5 to 7 minutes on the same theme. A panel of judges evaluate each contestant on delivery, originality, and content.
There are three rounds of competition. The first is at the individual Club Level, followed by Group Level competition among 4 or 5 Club Level winners. The winner at the Group Level is entered into the District final round. School administrators should be aware that it may be necessary for the contestants to miss portions of two days of school, based on Rotary Club meeting times. These rounds are usually held at a weekly Rotary meeting. The District Finals are held at a central location every year. Increasing cash prizes are awarded at each level of competition.
Pictured David Swartzlander, our 2nd place district winner 2019 with District Governor, 2018-2019, Nick Hall
Our 2019-2020 Annual Speech Contest, Club level, will be held on January 20, 2020 ay Shrimp Boat Grill.
Attached for downloading is a letter to our students, the speech contest application and a copy of the rules. Instructions on where to send your application is included.
Our Club Level Contest is January 20, 2020 and Group Level is March 10, 2020.
Our Rotary Foundation places thousands of dollars back into our community by awarding scholarships to high school students. The money is earned at our Annual Crawfish Festival and Boat Parade.
Once a month during the school year, our club members attend Riverview Elementary and read books to the Head Start program. Each child is given a book to take home.
Dictionaries are presented to each child in the 4th grade at our local shools. FishHawk-Riverview purchases cases of dictionaries to be able to give one to each student.
Students in high school may apply for an opportunity to spend up to a year in a foreign country through our club funded Youth Exchange program. Foreigh students also come to our country and spend a year with local families.
Youth Leadership is taught while spending a week at S4TL camp every summer. Our club sponsors at least two students to attend this "Seminar 4 Tomorrow's Leaders"
Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.
Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.
Riverview High School meets every other Wednesday at the school room #303 at 9:00 am.