Essay Contest - 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Contest Information

Topic: "Can Society Function Without Respect?"

Who: Youth under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017 who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent and are located in the United States, Canada, or Caribbean.

An Optimist International program for students to have the opportunity to earn scholarships to pursue opportunities in higher education. Club winners advance to District, where District winners receive a $2,500 scholarship.  

Entry due to the Club by February 15 , 2018

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