St. Charles Optimist Club to Sponsor Essay Contest for Students
St. Charles, MO, East Missouri District – The Optimist Club of St. Charles is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value” as part of the Optimist International Essay Scholarship Contest for 2012-13.
The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays, based on the theme of “How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value” and determine the top winners. Winners will receive prizes which include Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals along with grants for $250, $125, and $75 for first, second, and third place winners, and recognition certificates for all participants. The winning essay will be sent to the district level. $2,500 college scholarships are available for the first place winners at the district level.
As Optimists, it is our goal to encourage them and do what we can to bring out the best in each of them. This gives them a wonderful opportunity to tap into their creativity and pursue possible scholarships at the same time. The St. Charles Optimist Club has been active in the community since 1971. Other programs and service programs that the Club is involved in include our Oratorical Contest, Spelling Bee, High School Scholarships, Respect for Law Week, Youth in Government, and Youth Appreciation Week.
Students wishing to participate in this year’s essay contest can find out more about the contest by going to our local website link http://scoptimists.weebly.com/happenings.html for flyer, application with rules, and details. You can also call Lourdes (Lou) S. Kroll at 636-209-5045 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Submissions are due by February 1st and can be dropped off at Fred’s Complete Car Care: 1130 1st Capitol Drive by due date.
Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 100,000 adult and youth members in 3,400 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Kids,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.