Optimist International Essay Contest

We happy to announce the winner of the Optimist International Essay Contest: Rahniya Siddiqui from Cooper Middle School. Her essay has been submitted to the District Contest.

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. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship!

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.

How/When to enter

All Club-level contests are held by early February. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed. Please contact your District Chair for more information.

The topic for this year is "Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?".

Who can enter: Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2022 (and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution) in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. There is no minimum age.

How To Enter: Interested students must contact their local Optimist Club. Students need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic. The local contact at Great Falls VA is Sheela Rao

This years' Essay Contest Rules and Application can be seen here

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