Essay Contest

Essay Contest - UPDATED 03/21/2021
Topic for the 2020-2021 school year is: "Reaching your Dreams by Choosing Optimism" 
Essay contest is open to students from grades 6-12, who attend Clarkston Schools or Everest Academy. All rules for the written essay are clearly stated on the Essay Application.
Here is a link to the Essay Application:
Local Club prizes are as follows: 1st Place- $250, 2nd Place- $150, 3rd Place- $100
Deadline to return the essay is January 31st, 2021.
Local Club winners will be announced by February 15th, 2021
From the Optimist International website:
"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."