Essay Contest

Essay Contest Winners Read Their Essays

The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective and helps in developing their skills in written expression. This year’s theme for the 2020-21 contest was “Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism.”

Essay Contest Winners

Seventy clubs participate in the Optimist International Essay Contest in Ohio. One winner from each club will compete at the state level and the winner at the state level will receive a $3500 scholarship ($2500 from Optimist International and $1000 from The Great Ohio District of OI). The top 3 essays were read today. The scoring was very close. out of 300 possible points, only 6 points separated Emily Whitehead in 3rd to Benjamin Thomas in 2nd. Also, only 8 points separated Benjamin and the winner, Madelyn Thomas.

Noon Meeting News – March 28, 2017 – Essay Contest – 2015-16 Club Awards

Phather Phil’s Prayer Heavenly Father, it’s great to be called an Optimist, but it is not enough to just go to meetings or in knowing the Optimist Creed. To begin each day the best thing we can wear is a smile. When we are alone, to be careful of our thoughts, when with others to be …

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