- Wednesday | February 2, 2022
- All Day
The Essay topic for the 2021-22 school year was “HOW DOES AN OPTIMISTIC MINDSET CHANGE MY TOMORROW?” First, I would like to thank our Judges Dr. Carolyn Anderson, Kristen Kubisiak and Cathy Jakicic for volunteering to judge the essays – without you this contest would not have been possible. Finally, the results of the contest are as follows:
1st Place: Anirudh Warrier
2nd Place: Gabriel Xiong
3rd Place: Kaleb Trice.
Congratulations to all of our contestants for their insightful essays. A special congratulations to our 1st Place winner Anirudh Warrier! His essay will be forwarded on to our District Essay Contest for a chance at a $2,500 Scholarship. Best of luck to Anirudh!
The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International 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. In addition to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship!
Essays will be judged by a local panel and a winner will be announced early February 2022. Winning essay will then be submitted to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. The District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations.
Who: Contest is open to any student attending school in Menomonee Falls and under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2021 who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent. (no minimum age applies).
How To Enter: Prepare an essay 700-800 words (Title, footnotes and bibliography are not included in the final word count.) Hyphenated words count as 1 word.
Congratulations to Madeline Row, our Essay Contest winner for 2020! Madeline scored the highest in our club’s annual essay contest and awarded a $100 cash award from the club for her achievement. Madeline’s essay on “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?” has been sent to the district level to be judged along with winners from other Optimist Clubs and compete for a $2,500 college scholarship.
Essay Contest Chair: Mike Russell