2021 Essay Contest

The Optimist Essay Contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills. Our Club winners receive $150, $125 and $100 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Club winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. The District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations.


These are our winners for the Twin Falls 2021 Optimist Essay Contest.  Kenydi Young’s essay was submitted to the Pacific Northwest District Optimist to compete on a District Level.

Our 2021 essay winners are:

  • Kenydi Young – 1st Place $150 
  • Hunter Barlow – 2nd Place $125
  • Liz Ambriz – 3rd Place $100

The official topic for the 2020-21 school year was: “Reaching your Dreams by Choosing Optimism.”

Congrats to these outstanding individuals!