Spread the news! St. Paul Optimists are awarding CASH! to contest winners!

The St. Paul Optimist Club has two scholarship opportunities for an Essay Contest and an Oratorical Contest. Each of the contest contain a local club contest with CASH. The two contests are this February and March, and open to students under 18! The February 19th Essay Contest deadline  with a chance to win $150 is coming up fast!
This year's essay topic is "Lead by Example: Reality or Fiction" - Email a 700-800 word essay, registration form and proof of age to : Lrcookie@yahoo.com by 2/19, 2016. The winner will get our club prize and advance the essay to compete for a $2500 scholarship in the Optimist District contest.
In March, the St. Paul Optimist Club will distribute $300 of cash prizes for winning speeches in the annual Oratorical Scholarship Contest. The contest winner will then qualify to complete for a District Oratorical Contest worth $2500 and the chance to compete for regional and world scholarships which could total up to $22,000!
This year's speed contest topic is "How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others". Speeches should be between 4-5 minutes, and the registration deadline in March 10th. Students should send their speech, registration form, and proof of age by 3/10 to kpomjo@aol.com. The contest is scheduled for March 15th 2016.