April 13, 2012

Pictures of optimism

Leah Gibson - Paso Robles Optimist Club
Around the world, Optimist Clubs are finishing up the Annual Optimist International Oratorical Contest. This year's topic is "How my optimism helps me overcome obstacles." Youths under 18-years of age prepare and deliver a speech 4 to 5 minutes in length.

Aubrey Deeble, Brendan Earle, Alexa Barnett
and Sam Exline
 - Eagle , Idaho Optimist Club





Every student must begin at the club level to participate. They progress through zone and regional competitions moving to the district level where the winners receive a scholarship of $2,500.
Students at the Optimist Club
of Anguilla



Students at St. John Antigua
Optimist Club 








The scholarships are funded through the Optimist International Foundation. Each year, the Foundation awards more than $150,000 in scholarships.

I enjoy receiving pictures of contestants and thought I'd share a few here today. Enjoy!

Students at the Optimist Club of Vancouver, Washington

Have a picture to share?  Please send it here.  Thank you. 

Photos courtesy of the Optimist Clubs.



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