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2016 - Essay Contest Announcement

posted Oct 29, 2015, 5:50 AM by Dearborn Optimist   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 1:00 PM ]
Dearborn Optimist Essay Contest 2016

This contest is sponsored by Dearborn Optimist Club to give young people room to develop their own views around a central idea. In addition to the opportunity for written expression, participants have the chance to win a college scholarship!



We have been conducting this contest since the 1950's.  This year we are encouraging Dearborn students to contemplate the phrase "Lead by Example: Reality or Fiction?


The Dearborn Optimist awards cash scholarships:  $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd, $125 for 3rd.  First place essay will then be entered into District Level Contest for a scholarship of $2500.00


Click on the Documents tab to download an application and contest rules.



Deadline for essay submission: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 — Submit your essay via PDF or MS word document email attachment to Mtsareini@msn.com


2016 Contest Chairperson: Dalal Sareini  313-220-6545  Mtsareini@msn.com



The Dearborn Optimist held the annual Essay Contest on Wednesday February 10.  The video posted above captures the winning entries.  This years winners are 1st Amy Scott, Advanced Technology Academy, 2nd Cassie O'Brien, Edsel Ford High School and 3rd Destiny Johnson, Advanced Technology Academy.  

Here are photos from the Essay Contest Program of February 2016

Essay Contest 2016


YouTube Video





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