The Oswegoland Optimist Club is excited to announce our annual Essay Contest. The entry form
provides all the details of the essay and who to submit it to, which is due February 1, 2018
Monetary awards will be given for first place ($150), second place ($125), and third place ($100), along with a medallion for each winner. Winning essays from our district will be entered to compete for subsequent awards/recognition with Optimist International.
This contest is open to all area students! Home-schooled students are encouraged to participate, as well! You do not have to live in Oswego.
Winners receive a cash prize, and the opportunity to advance to the district level, where he/she will compete for a $2500 scholarship.
The essay contest is sponsored by the Optimist Club to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective.
All entries must be sent no later than February 1, 2018, to:
Oswego High School
4250 ROUTE 71
Oswego, IL 60543
The Oswegoland Optimist Club will soon be announcing the winners of the annual Optimist Club Essay Contest! The essay contest is sponsored by the Oswegoland Optimist Club to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The students were encouraged to contemplate the phrase “Chasing Optimism In The Face Of Challenges”. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. The first place winner will advance to the district level contest, where she will compete for a $2500 scholarship.
The Oswegoland Optimist Club is one of the most active civic organizations in Oswego and the surrounding communities. The club strives to make a difference in the lives of youth, through events, programs, and scholarship opportunities. Oftentimes, there is a collaboration with other local non-profit organizations to support their efforts, as well.
To experience what the Optimist Club is all about, attend a dinner meeting, held the second and fourth Monday’s of each month at The Tap House Grill in downtown Oswego. Social hour is 6 pm and dinner meeting is at 7 pm. For more information about the club, our facebook page “Oswegoland Optimist Club”.