Optimists to Hold Essay Contest
For the City-Times
The Stevens Point Noon Optimist Club is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “How Dreams Lead to Success” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2014.
The Optimist Club will judge the local student’s essays, based on the theme of “How Dreams Lead to Success” and determine the top winners. Winners will receive an award and the winning essays will be sent to the district level where college scholarships are available for top winners.
“Young students today have so many fresh ideas about the world and their future,” Club President Paula Kluck said. “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 Stevens Point Noon Optimist Club has been participating in the Optimist Essay Contest for two years and has been active in the community since May 17, 1961. Other programs and service projects that the Club is involved in include Art in the Park, scholarship opportunities, Iola Car Show, Dictionary Project, Freshmen Formal for our local students and various other community events.
Students wishing to participate in the essay contest can find out more about the contest by contacting the club at 715.570.6470.
Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 93,000 adult and youth members in 2,900 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Kids,” Optimists contact 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.