2017 ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS
We conduct an essay contest for high school students under the age of eighteen. The contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills.
Participants are asked to write an essay (700-500 words) on a pre-selected topic. Their work is independently judged. Gift cards of $300, $200 & $100 and medallions are presented to the three (3) top essays.
We honor the winners and their families at one of our regular breakfast meetings and give them the opportunity to share their writing our club members.
The winning essay is eligible to participate in an Optimist Pacific Southwest District competition. The District winner receives a $2500 college scholarship.