Essay Contest

2015 Essay Contest Winners

Event details

  • Thursday | February 1, 2018 to Wednesday | February 28, 2018
  • All Day

Rohitha Punathil submitted the highest scoring essay on the topic “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges.” She will receive a $100 cash award from the Club. Rohitha will be presenting her winning essay and oratorical speech to the Club at our Wednesday, May 3rd meeting and will receive her cash award at that time. Sure to be great presentations and another reason to be so proud of bringing out the best in kids.

For more information or to receive contest materials, please contact Dawn Mariscal.

2017 Optimist International Essay Contest application form


The awards for the Menomonee Falls Optimist Clubs 2015 Annual Essay Contest were presented on April 29, 2015. The theme for this year was “ Optimism Should Be A Priority”. Pictured (L-R) are Jerry Mislang, Optimist Club President, Maryellen Pawley, third place, Ritika Punathil, first place, McKenzie Wolfe, second place, and Dawn Mariscal, event chairperson. Photo by Don Gorzek.

Essay Contest Chair: Dawn Mariscal

Essay Contest Co-chairs: Chris O’Reilly and Marcia Hebbring