2014 Dearborn Optimist Essay Contest Results

posted Feb 13, 2014, 5:41 AM by Randy Gignac   [ updated Feb 13, 2014, 7:07 AM ]
Our first program of the year was out annual essay contest, the subject for this years contest was "How do Dreams Lead to Success".

We had many submissions from the community but ultimately chose three top contestants to join us in a luncheon with their parents and teachers to celebrate their accomplishment and to present their essays to the rest of the club. 

From Thomas Edison's trials in perfecting the electric light bulb, an English band's rise to super stardom to the simple discovery of one's passion in life being the engine to drive aspiration to greater accomplishments, all of the essays displayed positive messages on how great things often come from simple ideas and dedication.  

Winner Daniel Judd's essay will go on to compete in the regional contest and we wish him well. Posted below are a few pictures an more importantly, the videos of the contestants Essays.

Left 1st Place: Daniel Judd
Right 2nd Place: Abigail Adamczyk
Center 3rd Place: Brianna D'Alessandro

1st Place Essay Conest

2nd Place Essay Contest

3rd Place Essay Contest

For those of you who missed yesterdays meeting you missed out on some great stuff.  Here are the highlights:

New members inducted:  
Jackie Lovejoy - President Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce
Teresa Sharkey - Associate Principal Advanced Technology Academy
Robert Wittmann - CFO Advanced Technology Academy
Ken Muscat - Agent Wayne County Prosecutor

Stacey Wilson - Foster home recruitment specialist Vista Maria
Charles Mahabir, General Manager Double Tree by Hilton

Essay Contest:
Committee attending : Lori Divis, Chairperson - Kelle Sisung and Jackie Lovejoy,  Judges
Students attending: Daniel Judd, Advanced Technology Academy — Gold Metal
                                    Abigail Adamczyk, Edsel Ford High School — Silver Metal
                                    Brianna D'Alessandro, Divine Child High School - Bronze Metal 

Special thanks -  Thank you to the Double Tree catering staff for providing the venue for the meeting.  The food, setting and service were excellent. 

The next meeting of the club will be a social event on Wednesday February 26 from 4 to 6 pm at the Double Tree Hotel Ford and Southfield.  Looking forward to seeing you on the 26th!