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January 21, 2014 > Essay contest competition for students

Essay contest competition for students

Submitted By Denise Fullerton

The Newark Optimist Club, in partnership with Optimist International, invites Tri-City youth to participate in their 2014 Essay Contest. This yearÕs topic for the 700 to 800 word essay is: ÒHow Dreams Lead to Success.Ó All students under the age of 19 who have not graduated from high school are eligible and encouraged to enter the contest.

At the club level, official medallions and cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners ($200, $125, and $75 respectively). Club winners will be announced by February 22. The first place club essay will be sent to the Pacific Central District competition where the winner of that contest will be awarded a $2,500 college scholarship (Yes, if you are 12 years old and win, the scholarship will be waiting for you).

Completed essays may be emailed to or sent to:
Essay Contest, P.O. Box 402, Newark, CA 94560.

For more information or an application form that includes the rules of the contest, students may go to (click on Visitors, Programs, Scholarships, and Essay Contest). You may also call or email Essay Contest Chairman, Denise Fullerton at (510) 793-6074 or for applications and information. Deadline for submissions is February 18.

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