In February, we announced the Zone 9 winners of the Optimist Essay Contest for 2014. We congratulate the following students, all from Prairie Point Middle School:
The topic for the 2015-16 Optimist Essay Contest is:
To enter the contest, please complete and submit the following application to the District Essay Contest Chair who will assign you to a Club Contest near your community.
Optimist International Essay Contest
The Mona Shores Optimist Club is accepting essays and hosting speeches as part of the Optimists International Essay and Oratorical Contests. The contests are open to middle and high school students.
The Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Lead by Example: Realty or Fiction” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2016.The contest is open to students under age 18 as of October 1, 2015 who have not yet graduated from High School or the equivalent. Contestants are eligible for only one Club's contest during any given year. No student who has previously won and Optimist Essay contest scholarship will be eligible to compete at any level of the competition again. The Meridian Optimist Club awards the first three places with cash awards. The Optimist International Essay Contest is divided into two levels of competition: Club and District. Contestants must compose an original essay with limited guidance from others. Webster's dictionary defines and essay as an analytic or interpretative literary composition. Works of fiction or poetry will not be accepted.Winners of the Mukwonago Optimist Club essay contest read their winning essays at the March 18, 2015 Optimist meeting. Pictured (from left) are Mukwonago High School student Kelly Gorman - first place, Park View Middle School student Nick Flippy - second place, and Mukwonago High School student Collin Johnson - third place. Photo By File photo