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. The winning essay will go on to compete in the District Contest for a $2,500 scholarship awarded by Optimist International each year. The topic for the 2020 year was :

“Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you Imagine?” 

President Dawn Soto presented checks at our March 3rd meeting to our 2020 Essay Winners:

  • Charles Milam Crane – 1st Place $150
  • Lara Maccabee – 2nd Place $125 (not pictured)
  • Julianna Bisbal – 3rd Place $100
  • Anna Scholes – contest coordinator