Essay Contest

Essay Contest - Topic for the 2019-20 school year is: "Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?"
Essay contest is open to students from grades 6-12, who attend Clarkston Schools or Everest Academy. All rules for the written essay are clearly stated on the Essay Application.
Here is a link to the Essay Application:
Deadline to return the essay is January 21, 2020.
Essays can be turned into the school counseling offices or to Tracy Bedford at the Clarkston Independence District Library.
From the Optimist International website:
"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 additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship! Club winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. The District-Level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations."
Any questions can be directed to Tracy Beford, who can reached at or 248-625-2212.