April 28, 2009

Optimist Clubs award scholarships for essay writing

One of the greatest things adults can do is listen to children and through the Optimist Essay Contest, Optimists do just that. Optimist Clubs around the world hold essay contests and invite children through 18 years of age to participate for scholarships. The club winner is forwarded to the District where it is again judged and the winning essays move to the national competition where the top finalist receives a $6,500 scholarship. That's a pretty nice prize for 500 words or less.

This year the topic was "The Power of Youth." Take a look at some of the club entries here:

Optimist Club of Salem, Oregon
Optimist Club of Albany, Oregon
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