Optimist Club to hold essay contest

Published 4:48 pm Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Optimist Club of Isle of Wight County is soliciting entries for its 2022 student essay contest.

Students are asked to answer the prompt, “How does an optimistic mindset change my tomorrow?”

Students who submit the top three essays will receive cash awards. The winning essay will be sent to the district level, where a college scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded to the top winner.

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The deadline to submit is Feb. 7. Wishing to participate can obtain additional information by contacting Brenda Gillihan, contest coordinator, at bgillihan@charter.net or by calling 757-334-4096.

The club is a chapter of Optimist International, one of the world’s largest service club organizations, with over 80,000 adult and youth members worldwide. More information on Optimist International is available at the organization’s website, www.optimist.org.