The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays, based on the theme of “Can Society Function Without Respect?” and determine the top winners. Local winners will receive cash awards and the club winning essays will be sent to the district level where $2,500.00 college scholarships are available for top winners.
“Young students today have so many fresh ideas about the world and their future,” Club President Christy Buss 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 Tucker Optimist Club has been participating in the Optimist Essay Contest for over 30 years and has been active in the community since 1970.
Students wishing to participate in the essay contest can find out more about the contest by contacting Christy Buss at 470-299-4916. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2018. Students must complete the application form and present proof of age. To download the rules and application, click here.
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 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.