Rotary Club essay winners announced

Photo by Mike Lamb Rotary essay contest winner Carter Gehrke, left, holds up his check of $100, while Carrington Doll, center, holds her second-place check of $75 and Carrington Doll holds the third-place check of $30.

MARSHALL — Marshall Noon Rotary member Dallas Dammen stood in front of several classes of sixth-graders sitting in the front rows inside the Marshall Middle School theater Monday afternoon.

“Is it the truth?” he asked the students.

“Is it fair to all concerned?”

“Will it build goodwill and better friendships?”

“Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

Dammen asked these questions because they are the four-way test Rotarians use as a moral code for personal and business relationships. They are also the subjects of an essay contest sponsored by the Sunset and Noon Rotary clubs involving the Marshall sixth-graders. The Rotarians judged the essays and picked the three award winners

Carter Gehrke was announced the first-place winner and received a check for $100. Carrington Doll was second and received a $75 check. And Justine Kirst was third and received a $30 check.