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Sanibel student earns second writing award

By Staff | Jun 3, 2015

Sharing in the San-Cap Rotary award were Sanibel School language arts teacher Brittany Camp (left), Carson, his father Doug Towle, Rotary Club president Bill Rahe and Sanibel School vice principal Nancy McDole. CRAIG GARRETT

Carson Towle is on a roll. The Sanibel student last month was given a prize for an essay he wrote about his work as a volunteer with FISH of Sanibel-Captiva. He received a check by the sponsoring Sanibel Captiva Trust Co.

Towle picked up a second writing award May 29 for an essay he penned for the 2015 Rotary Club essay contest. His task was to write about the Rotary’s Four-Way Test, a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings. Of the things they think, say, and do, Rotarians ask four questions, called the Four-Way Test:

* Is it the TRUTH?

* Is it FAIR to all concerned?

* Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

* Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

In his Rotary essay, Carson wrote: “Overall, the US is a country that is truthful and strives to find the truth in problemsthe US is also fair to all its citizens and gives them rights that are believed everyone should possess.”

Adding in conclusion: “What else can answer those 4 questions with such greatness, I don’t know.”

San-Cap Rotarians also awarded Dahlia Dry with a second place award for her essay. Last year’s overall winner was Maxine Miville.