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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Optimist International Essay Contest deadline is February 28

Is your Optimist Club sponsoring the Optimist International Essay Contest this year? We sure hope so. The scholarship contests are a simple way to be a friend of youth for they provide a platform for students to share their thoughts and goals. This year, Essay Contest participants will write about the topic "How dreams lead to success."

District Chair Karon Yaden wrote in today to provide the following support and instruction at this time.


Hi Optimist Club Members, 
I love the Essay Scholarship program. As a retired high school teacher, I knew this was the club project I wanted to work with. I love to read the students essays. It is fun to work with the younger students; however there is such satisfaction seeing growth in the student's education as shown in their abilities to write an essay.
As District Essay Chairman, I am anxiously waiting for you to send to me your 1st place winning essay. Just as a reminder the deadline date is February 28th. The entry fee is now $50.00. Remember there are expenses in this District contest. Isn't it exciting to know your 1st place student essay could be the winner of the $2,500.00 scholarship? Please contact me at b.yaden@comcast.net if you have questions. 
Your club may not have had a contest this year. PLAN NOW FOR NEXT YEAR.

Karon Yaden, PNW District Essay Chairman
You may reach Karon by email or phone 503.650.9506.