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Optimist International Essay Contest The 2014-2015 Optimist International Essay Scholarship Contests are now closed. --> Topic for the 2023-2024 school year is: "Optimism: How It Connects Us” Who: The contest is open to contestants under the age of 19 as of October 1st of the current Optimist International contest year (October 1 – September 30) and who have not yet completed secondary school or its equivalent, including CEGEP students in Québec, Canada. There is no minimum age. Students must enter in the District in which they reside. U.S. students attending school on military installations outside the U.S. are eligible to enter in their last home of record. How To Enter: Interested students must contact their local Optimist Club. They need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic. To find out a contact, please e-mail the Programs Department at [email protected] . The Essay Contest planning pages are intended for use by Optimist Clubs in organizing and conducting a contest in their Club. They contain no information on entering the contest and are of no use to students wishing to enter the contest. Students must contact their local Optimist Club. When:

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Essay Contest

The contest is divided into two levels of competition:

1. The preliminary Club contest, where the winner from each local contest advances to the District level, and

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Topic for the 2023-24 school year is: “Optimism: How it Connects Us”

Eligibility: Open to all students under the age of 19 as of Oct 1, 2023 (and not enrolled as a degree-seeking student of a post-secondary institution)

Residence: Student must reside in the State of Michigan – Lower Peninsula

Language: The essay must be written in English

How to Enter: Students write and submit an essay on their interpretation of this year’s official topic, “Optimism: How it Connects Us”.

This scholarship contest is comprised of 2 levels: A preliminary round, which is conducted by local Optimist clubs across the state (entry deadline is generally Jan 31, 2024). The winner from each local club advances to the District level, where scholarships are awarded annually in May. The overall winner receives a $2,500 scholarship, Second Place earns $1,500 and Third Place earns $1,000.

A list of participating clubs will be posted in early December. Students: submit your essay packet to the one in your community. If there is not an Optimist Club where you live, submit your essay packet to the one nearest to you. Duplicate entries will not be accepted and are grounds for disqualification.

Most Clubs only accept submissions during the months of December and January. It is your responsibility to verify the deadline with the respective chairperson. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed.

Optimist Clubs or parents wanting more information can use the form below or please e-mail the Michigan District Essay Chair at [email protected] .

Club-Level Winner’s Submission Deadline: The deadline for Clubs to submit their winning essay to the District Chair is February 28, 2024. Please refer to your Club Packet or contact the District Chair for more information.

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2022-23 Essay Contest Winner

1st place, and a $2,500 scholarship:Brooke Lewis, age 16 from Zealand High SchoolHolland Optimist Club   "Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?" Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "Good leaders inspire people to have confidence in their leader....

Michigan District Optimists proudly announces the results of the 2021-22 Essay Scholarship Contest!

Michigan District Optimists proudly announces the results of the 2021-22 Essay Scholarship Contest!

Michigan District Optimists proudly announce the results of the 2021-22 Essay Scholarship Contest!1st Place and winner of the $2,500 scholarship: Grace Brege, age 18,Alpena High SchoolOptimist Club of Alpine 2nd Place: Claire Johnson, age 16,Ogemaw Heights High...

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Michigan District Optimists proudly announces the results of the 2020-21 Essay Scholarship Contest!

Michigan District Optimists proudly announces the results of the 2020-21 Essay Scholarship Contest!1st Place and winner of the $2,500 scholarship: Bowei Li, age 16,Okemos High SchoolRoyal Oak Optimist Club 2nd Place: Lucy Cheatham, age 16,Portage Central High...

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2022-2023 Essay Contest - Club Planning Guide

Optimist International Essay Contest

Topic for the 2022-2023 school year is:   "Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?” Who: Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1 of the current Optimist International contest year (October 1 – September 30) and who have not yet completed secondary school or its equivalent, including CEGEP students in Québec, Canada.  There is no minimum age.

How To Enter:  Interested students must contact their local Optimist Club. They need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic. To find out a contact, please e-mail the Programs Department at  [email protected] .

The Essay Contest planning pages are intended for use by Optimist Clubs in organizing and conducting a contest in their Club. They contain no information on entering the contest and are of no use to students wishing to enter the contest. Students must contact their local Optimist Club.

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  • The deadline for Clubs to submit their winning essay to the District Chair is February 28, 2023. The deadline for Districts to submit their winner’s information to Optimist International is April 15, 2023. 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.

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.

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Recent contest winners and scholarship recipients, 2022 optimist scholarship recipients.

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Congratulations to Platteville High School Seniors Ava Graney and Chase Carroll, who were each selected to receive a $1000 scholarship from the Platteville Optimist Club. 

Ava plans to attend Southwest Tech with an undecided major.

Ava is daughter of Vince and Kelly Graney.

Chase  plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville majoring in Business.

Chase is son of Matthew Carroll and Amber Schwartz.

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2022 TriStar Basketball Competition Winners

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The 2022 TriStar Basketball Competition was held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Bo Ryan Court in the UW-Platteville Fieldhouse. Coach Jeff Gard and members of the Pioneer Basketball team spoke with the participants.

The winners by age group with girls listed first, followed by boys, were:

Age 6: Baynlee Spurley and Jack Wetter 

Age 7: Josephine Bakken and Beckem Fitzsimons

Age 8: Sutherin Allen and Byron Skemp

Age 9: Sydney Meyer and Landon Ludlum

Age 10: Bella Peters and in Gavin VaNetta

Age 11: Quinn Temperly and Hudson Weittenhiller

Age 12: Soraeya Stone and Tyler Schultz

Age 13: Erika Droessler and Alex Friederick

Thank you to the Youth Committee for coordinating this event and all of the volunteers who helped with the competition.     

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2022 Essay Contest Winners

optimist essay contest 2022 winners

Pictured above:  Platteville Optimist President Howard Crofoot presents an award and check to our 1st place winner, Nuzaira Rabanni .

Pictured on the right:  Platteville Optimist President Howard Crofoot presents an award and check to our 2nd place winner,  Caleb Timmerman. ​

Congratulations Nuzaira and Caleb!

Thirty-five students from area school's participated in this year's Platteville Optimist Club Essay Contest.  The top two winners received their awards at a recent Friday morning Optimist Club meeting.

Congratulations to our winners!

Nuzaira Rabbani, our 1st place winner from Platteville Middle School received $150.  Caleb Timmerman from Saint Rose in Cuba City placed 2nd and received $100.  Placing 3rd and receiving $50, was Ben Thill also from Saint Rose in Cuba City.

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2022 Oratorical Contest Winners

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The 2022 first place winner is Nuzaira Rabbani from the Platteville Middle School,($150). Receiving second place is Caleb Timmerman from Saint Rose School in Cuba City,($100).  Treyton Furrer, also from Saint Rose School, earned third place ($50).  The first and second place contestants will be going on to district level to compete on May 14th at DeForest as there isn’t a zone contest this year. The winners will be asked to present their speeches at an upcoming Optimist Club meeting.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with this event. 

L-R:  Treyton Furrer, Caleb Timmerman, Nuzaira Rabbani and Platteville Optimist President Howard Crofoot.

2022 Oratorical Contest Participants

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2022 participants pictured with Platteville Optimist President, Howard Crofoot:

L-R:  Caleb Timmerman, Nuzaira Rabbani, Evelynn Cummins, Treyton Furrer, Elizabeth Franzen and Platteville Optimist President Howard Crofoot.

2021 Optimist Scholarship Recipients

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Congratulations to Platteville High School Seniors Matthew Detrie and Noah Rhoden, who were each selected to receive a $1000 scholarship from the Platteville Optimist Club. 

Matthew plans to attend UW-Platteville to major in Industrial Technology Management.

Matthew in son of Chris and Heather Detrie.

Noah plans to attend Coconino Community College and then transfer to Northern Arizona University majoring in Business Management and Stock Analysis.

Noah is son of Jay and the late Vicci Rhoden.

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2021 Oratorical Contest Winners

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This year's first place winner was Maria Schmitt from Saint Rose School in Cuba City,($150). Receiving second place was Benedict Drefcinski,($100).  Emily Wiegman earned third place ($50).  Winners will now compete at the Zone level and could possibly move on to the District, winning up to a $2,500 scholarship.

L-R:  Christine Storlie, Event Chair, Emily Wiegman, Benedict Drefcinski, Maria Schmitt and Platteville Optimist President Tom Nall

2021 Oratorical Contest Participants

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Front Row L-R: Benedict Drefcinski, Emily Wiegman, Bethany Daugherty, Maria Schmitt, Faith Justman, Elloit Cummins, and Talan VanNatta

Back Row L-R: Noah Wood, Ella Vosberg, Kylie Heller, Dea Crist, Ben Richards, and Christine Storlie of the Platteville Optimist Club

2021 Essay Contest Winners

Optimist Club Awards 2021 Essay Contest

“Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism”

was the theme of this year’s Platteville Optimist Club Essay Contest.    A total of 34 students from Platteville Middle School, Iowa Grant Middle School and St. Rose Catholic School (Cuba City) participated in the event.

This year’s 1st place winner was Zachary Ludlum ($200 scholarship) from Platteville Middle School. He will advance to the Zone contest for a chance to advance to the District contest ($500 scholarship). Natalie Jentz, also from Platteville Middle School, received 2nd place ($50 scholarship), and Hope Connolly from Iowa Grant earned 3rd place ($50 scholarship).

Pictured are Christine Storlie, Event Chair, Platteville Middle School students: Zachary Ludlum (1st Place), Natalie Jentz (2nd Place), Katherine Leahy (6th Place), Rowan Chmielewski (9th Place), Nuzaira Rabbani (5th Place) and Tom Nall Platteville Optimist Club President.

2020 Optimist Scholarship Recipients

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Congratulations to Platteville High School Seniors Nicholas Cullen and Ashlyn Moon, who were each selected to receive a $1000 scholarship from the Platteville Optimist Club.  Nicholas plans to attend UW-Stevens Point with an undecided major.  Ashlyn plans to attend Coastal Carolina Community College majoring in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

Nicholas in son of Jerry and Stephanie Cullen.

Ashlyn is daughter of Gerald and

Emily Moon.

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Essay Contest Winner - 2020

1st place: aksel schuldes.

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Awards were presented to Platteville Middle School students placing in the recent Essay Contest sponsored Platteville Optimist and UWP Student Optimist Club. Pictured are Wayne Wodarz, Optimist member/Youth Activities Chair, Honorable Mention recipients pictured are Lilly Otto, Penny Black, Eva Hollingsworth, and Nicholas Rohou. Taking first place was Aksel Schuldes. Dr. Christine Storlie has served as Essay Chair for several years and is also a member of the Platteville Optimist Club. The essay topic was “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine”. Congratulations to all participants. Aksel's essay will compete at the SWIS District level for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship.

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Oratorical Contest Winners - 2020

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Winners of the Optimist sponsored Oratorical contest were Treyton Furrer, student at St. Rose and Nicholas Connolly, Jr. at  Iowa-Grant. Pictured also is Christine Storlie of Platteville Optimists. Treyton and Nicholas will now compete at the Zone level and could possibly move on to the District, winning up to a $2,500 scholarship.

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Oratorical Contestants - 2020

Front row: benedict drefcinski (runner-up),  treyton furrer (winner), leah mergen (runner-up), eydie cummins, allison joos, back row: joseph vyetreil, breyden johll, nicholas (winner) christine storlie.

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2021-2022 Optimist International Essay Contest

Topic: “how does an optimistic mindset change my tomorrow ”, district essay chair:     dot sayer                                                   email: [email protected]                                                   cell: 770-823-2923, for a copy of the 2022 essay contest handout: click here.

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!

This contest is open to students under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2021  and who have not yet completed secondary school or its equivalent. There is no minimum age. Essays must be typewritten and double-spaced and contain not less than 700 and no more than 800 words. Works of fiction or poetry are not eligible.

Zone winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. The District level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundation.

For more information, visit  www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm

Contest deadlines:  .

Club to Zone: must be received by Lt. Governor by Jan. 31, 2022

Zone to District: must be received by Dot Sayer by Mar. 15, 2022

District to OI: must be received at OI by April 15, 2022

Items in Your Club Entry Packet:

  • Optimist International Essay Contest Application for 2021-2022 – Must be signed by contestant and parent or guardian
  • District Essay Contest Entry Form – Must be signed by contestant, Club Essay Chair and Club President.
  • Legible Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Typed Copy of Essay
  • A Check for $35 Made Payable to Gateway District Optimist International

Optimist International Resources:

To download rules and application form,  click here, for the essay contest program package,  click here  , to download the club planning guide,  click here, essay contest general information and forms can be found at  essay contest page at optimist.org, club certificate of participation can be found at:  http://www.optimist.org/forms/essay_certificate_club_color.pdf  .

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Scholarship contests, scholarship contests for high school students .

The Optimist Club of Calgary holds three scholarship contests each year for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: 

The Essay Contest

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The 2022 Optimist International Oratorical World Championships were held July 21-22, 2022 at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

The Optimist International World Oratorical Championship was a massive success in St. Louis, Missouri, awarding over $78,000 in College Scholarships Awards.

The World Champions won a $15000 scholarship for first place, a $10000 scholarship for second place and a $5000 scholarship for third place. These are in addition to having won a $5000 scholarship for winning their Regional Oratorical Contest and $2500 scholarship for winning their District Oratorical Contest.

The World winner was Samiksha Gaherwar from the Southeast Gateway District. She gave us the perfect example of “Never QUIT!” She had entered the Oratorical Contest 8 times…and until this year, had not won 1st place at the District Level.

The second place awardee was Rin Choi from the “World Division” in Seoul, South Korea;

The third place awardee was Maeva Giroux from Quebec, Canada.

Our Great Lakes Region winner was Maryam Al-Sabawi from High River. She won a $5000 scholarship, in addition to her $2500 scholarship that she won by winning our District Oratorical Contest in May.

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Another successful Essay Contest is in the books. We had 5 students compete in the Essay Contest this year, up from 3 last year, so we are excited about that.

The results for Essay Contest are as follows:

1st Place: Jack Froelich (pictured right)

2nd Place: Ewa Klos (pictured left)

3rd Place: Anirudh Warrior (not pictured)

Honorable mentions go to Nathan Mystrow (not pictured) and Anika Lechner (pictured center) . As our 1st Place winner Jack Froelich will be moving on the District Essay Contest the winner of which will be announced at the 3rd Quarter Conference on May 5-6 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. We are inviting all our Essay winners to attend our Club meeting on April 5 to receive their Medallions, certificates and for our 1st through 3rd Place winners their Prize money. They will also share their Essays.

The Essay topic for the 2022-23 school year was  “Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings out the Optimism in You?”

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

Essays will be judged by a local panel and a winner will be announced early February 2023. Winning essay will then be submitted to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. The District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations.

Who:  Contest is open to any student attending school in Menomonee Falls and under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2022 who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent. (no minimum age applies).

How To Enter:  Prepare an essay 700-800 words (Title, footnotes and bibliography are not included in the final word count.) Hyphenated words count as 1 word.

When:  Submit essay along with contest application no later than February 1st, 2023  by email to Mike Russell .

The Essay topic for the 2021-22 school  year was  “HOW DOES AN OPTIMISTIC MINDSET CHANGE MY TOMORROW?” First, I would like to thank our Judges Dr . Carolyn Anderson ,  Kristen Kubisiak  and  Cathy Jakicic  for volunteering to judge the essays – without you this contest would not have been possible. Finally, the results of the contest are as follows:

1st Place: Anirudh Warrier

2nd Place: Gabriel Xiong

3rd Place: Kaleb Trice .

Congratulations to all of our contestants for their insightful essays.  A special congratulations to our 1st Place winner Anirudh Warrier! His essay will be forwarded on to our District Essay Contest for a chance at a $2,500 Scholarship. Best of luck to Anirudh!

Essay Contest Chairs: Mike Russell and Annie Jurczyk

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Essay Contest

This year's topic: "optimism: how it connects us".

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How To Enter:

The contest is open to contestants under the age of 19 as of October 1st of the current Optimist International contest year (October 1 – September 30) and who have not yet completed secondary school or its equivalent, including CEGEP students in Québec, Canada. There is no minimum age. Students must enter in the District in which they reside. U.S. students attending school on military installations outside the U.S. are eligible to enter in their last home of record.

Rules, deadlines and regulations

Topic for the 2022-2023 school year is: "Optimism: How it Connects Us" Who: Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2024 (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 ( find a club here ). They need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic. To find out a contact, please e-mail the Programs Department at  [email protected] . The Essay Contest planning pages are intended for use by Optimist Clubs in organizing and conducting a contest in their Club. They contain no information on entering the contest and are of no use to students wishing to enter the contest. Students must contact their local Optimist Club. When:

Students 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.

Clubs and Districts The deadline for Clubs to submit their winning essay to the District Chair is February 28, 2023. The deadline for Districts to submit their winner’s information to Optimist International is April 15, 2023. 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.

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.

Optimist Club announces winners of essay contest

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The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club conducted its annual Essay Contest based on the organization’s theme for 2022-2023, “Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?”.

A panel of three judges evaluated the local students’ essays using strict Optimist International rules to determine the winners. First, second, and third place winners will receive cash prizes, medallions, and certificates for their accomplishments.

Rami Kabakibi

First place went to Rami Kabakibi, a student at Torrey Pines High School. Rami will be awarded a check for $250, gold medallion, and certificate. Rami’s essay advanced to the District contest for a chance at even greater prizes, including a college scholarship.

Tess Pollack

Second place went to Tess Pollack, a student at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School. Tess will be awarded a check for $150, silver medallion, and certificate.

Sienna McMorran

Third place went to Sienna McMorran, a student at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School. Sienna will be awarded a check for $100, bronze medallion, and certificate.

“These students all did a wonderful job of articulating this year’s theme among some tough competition. They expressed themselves well through the essay and deserve the honors they received,” Essay Contest Chairperson Janis LaVigne said in a news release. These Essay Contest winners have been invited to read their essays at the club’s evening Zoom meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday March 21. The meeting is open to the public and can be joined using the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3859025629 .

The Optimist Club of Del Mar – Solana Beach, CA has been participating in the Optimist Essay Contest for many years and has been active in the community since 1981. Other programs and service projects that the club is involved with include the Optimist Oratorical Contest, Miracle League of San Diego, Junior Optimist Clubs, Scouts, Children’s Challenge Awards, Casa de Amistad, Ronald McDonald House, Rady Children’s Hospital, Community Resource Center, and High School Scholarship programs. For more information about the Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club and the community programs it supports contact Club President Joe Kellejian at [email protected] or Club Secretary Jim Parrotte at [email protected].

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 60,000 adult and youth members in 2,000 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and throughout the world. Carrying the mission statement “By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about the Optimist International organization, call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.

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Optimist Club of Van Wert

Optimist Essay Contest Announced

The Optimist Club of Van Wert is encouraging area students to participate in the Optimist International essay contest for the 2021-2022 school year.  The contest is open to all Van Wert County students who are under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2021 and are not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution. There is no minimum age.

The topic for this year’s competition is “How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow?” The essay contest entry deadline is Monday, February 14. The Van Wert Optimist Club will judge local students’ essays and determine the top winners. 

Local winners will receive medallions, along with cash awards of $300 (first place), $200 (second place) and $100 (third place). The Club winner’s essay advances to the district contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. 

Students wanting to participate in the essay contest can receive application information and additional details by contacting their English teacher or guidance counselor or by contacting Diana Cearns, club essay chair, at 419-238-1463. Completed applications with essays will be picked up from local schools on February 14 and home school/individual entry students should mail or drop off completed essays (address on application) to be received by 4:00 pm on February 14.

The Optimist Club of Van Wert sponsors many local youth programs and conducts positive service projects. The goal of Optimist is to encourage students to bring out the best in themselves and others. To learn more about the club for membership interest contact Ray Able, secretary-treasurer, at 419-238-5086. 

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OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST

2023-2024 ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST TOPIC

“Optimism: How it Connects Us”

District Chair

498 Idlewild Drive

Greenville, MS 38701

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[email protected]

At end of the contest send the

winner's essay to Mary Hardy as

1 . Four printed copies of the

winner's essay

2. A copy of the winner's

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3. A check for $30 made out to

AL-MS District

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available below.

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What is the latitude and longitude code of Vanavara? The latitude of Vanavara, Russia is 60.34679000, and the longitude is 102.28434000. Vanavara is located at Russia country in the states place category with the gps coordinates of 60° 20' 48.444'' N and 102° 17' 3.624 E. Geographic coordinates are a way of specifying the location of a place on Earth, using a pair of numbers to represent a latitude and longitude. These coordinates are used to indicate the position of a point on the surface of the Earth, with the latitude representing the distance north or south of the equator and the longitude representing the distance east or west of the prime meridian. By using these coordinates, it is possible to pinpoint the exact location of a place on the globe.

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🗺️   UTM coordinate of Vanavara, Russia

Vanavara, Russia, is precisely mapped in the UTM coordinate system, located in zone 48V. Its UTM Northing coordinate is 6690067.2638858, and the UTM Easting coordinate is 515693.51357421, providing a detailed and specific location within the global grid. Additionally, Vanavara's location is encoded as y68xr9c1tc5b in the GeoHash system, a compact representation that is useful for various geospatial applications. These coordinates offer an accurate and efficient way to pinpoint Vanavara's exact position for mapping and navigation purposes.

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Where is Vanavara, Russia, location on the map of Russia ? Vanavara is located in Russia country, in Europe continent (or region). Exact geographical coordinates, latitude and longitude 60.34679000, 102.28434000. Mapped location of Vanavara, Russia (N 60° 20' 48.444", E 102° 17' 3.624"). Vanavara is located in the time zone GMT+07.

Krasnoyarsk Krai has 109 cities. Currency in use in Vanavara is Russian Ruble (RUB) and to make an international call to this city, you must first dial the country code +7. Current local time in Vanavara, Russia .

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    Hello, Nebraska Optimists! We'd like to announce the winners of the 2021-2022 Nebraska District Optimist International Essay Contest! All of the essay writers did an outstanding job and are to be congratulated for the exceptional way that they expressed their ideas. The winners are: First Place: Rae Lynn Sugden, Lincoln Evening Optimist Club

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