Optimist essay winners selected

Published 9:36 am Thursday, April 7, 2022

The Isle of Wight Optimist Club has announced the winners of its 2022 Essay Contest.

The first-place winner is Faith Wells. Second place was Lia Corning. Isabel Johnson and Rachel Sawyer tied for third place.

All are Smithfield High School students.

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Wells’ essay advances to the district competition, whose winner will receive a $2,500 college scholarship.