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Essay Contest 2013

Local Optimist Club to Sponsor Essay Contest for Students



Dearborn, MI – The Optimist Club of Dearborn is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2013.



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 scholarship awards up to $500 and the winning essay will be sent to the district level with a $2500 college scholarship available for the top winner. 


Young students today have so many fresh ideas about the world and their future,” Club


President Barry Hawthorne 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 Optimist Club of Dearborn has been participating in the Optimist Essay Contest for 54 years and has been active in the community since 1940.  Other programs and service projects that the Club is involved in include oratorical and art contests, and respect for law awards.



Students wishing to participate in the essay contest can find out more about the contest by contacting the club at 313-204-6623, or visit our website:



Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 93,000 adult and youth members in 3,200 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



Deadline for essay submission is January 9, 2013. I will collect them from school office by 3pm. Home school students may contact me directly
Much thanks,

~Lori Divis

You will Find the Official Rules Available for download at the bottom of this page:

Dearborn Optimist,
Oct 29, 2012, 5:35 AM
Dearborn Optimist,
Oct 29, 2012, 5:35 AM