Optimist Club Essay Contest Winners

Optimist Club Essay Contest Winners

Club News, Essay, Scholarship Opportunities
The Optimist Club of Van Wert awarded three Van Wert High School students as the winners of its annual essay contest. The students addressed the topic, “How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow?” Sydney Rauch earned first place, Kasee Stoller was second, and Mackenzie Jones was third. All three were awarded medallions and prize money of $300 for first place, $200 for second, and $100 for third. Rauch's essay moves on to the district contest. The winning essays were judged the best out of 21 entries from Crestview, Lincolnview, and Van Wert schools. Bitsi Clark, Kylee Moody, and Paul Cearns served as judges. The Optimist Club of Van Wert is active in the community with programs and service projects that include oratorical and essay contests, after-prom events, scholarships, bicycle safety rodeo, and Avenue of Flags.…
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Optimist Essay Contest Announced

Optimist Essay Contest Announced

Club News, Essay
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…
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Essay and Oratorical Contests Announced for Area Students

Essay and Oratorical Contests Announced for Area Students

Club News, Essay, Oratorical, Scholarship Opportunities
The Optimist Club of Van Wert invites area students to enter its annual Essay and Oratorical contests, for the opportunity to win prize money and the possibility of earning thousands of dollars in scholarships. ESSAY CONTEST The Optimist Club Essay Contest encourages area students to write about the topic, When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?  Optimist Club members will judge students’ essays and determine the winners of medallions and cash awards of $300 for first-place, $150 for second-place, and $50 for third-place. Winners of the local contest advance to the district contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. Essay contest applications are available now at Crestview, Lincolnview, and Van Wert middle and high schools, or may be obtained by contacting Diana Cearns at 419-238-1463.…
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Optimist Club to Sponsor Essay Contest for Students

Optimist Club to Sponsor Essay Contest for Students

Club News, Essay, Scholarship Opportunities
The Optimist Club of Van Wert is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase "Can Society Function Without Respect" as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for the 2017-2018 school year. The contest is open to all Van Wert County students who were under age 18 as of October 1, 2017. The Essay Contest entry deadline is February 15, 2018. The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays, and determine the top winners. Local winners will receive medallions along with cash awards of 1st place ($300) and 2nd place ($150). In addition to developing skills for written expression and winning local cash awards, participants also have the opportunity to win a scholarship! The winning essay will advance to the district contest to compete for a $2,500 scholarship and…
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