Senoia Optimist Club hosts Essay Contest winners


From Senoia Optimist Club Press Release

Each year, Optimist International announces a new topic for its Essay Contest.  Youth under the age of 19 in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, are eligible.  The 2019 topic was “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?”

The Essay Contest gives 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.

Club winners can advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. The District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations.

The Senoia Optimist Club again participated in the Essay Contest this year.  Students entered from East Coweta High School, Coweta Charter School, Lee Middle School, and Trinity Christian School.

Local judges reviewed the entries submitted, and the top 3 winners, along with their family members, were invited to the Senoia Optimist Club meeting on last month to read their essays and receive Certificates of Participation and medallions.

The third place winner at the club level was Carter Peace, a senior at ECHS.  Second place was Dylan Rogers, a senior at Trinity.  First place was awarded to Donia Chiciu, a sophomore at ECHS.  Donia’s essay went on to also take first place at the next level of competition after which it was forwarded to the District level.


Photo caption: the Optimist Club of Senoia hosted the 3 winners of its Essay Contest.  Pictured are (L-R): Linda Loomis, Senoia Optimist Club President; Donia Chiciu, 1st place Essay winner from East Coweta High School; Dylan Rogers, 2nd place Essay winner from Trinity; Carter Peace, 3rd place Essay winner from ECHS; and Jean Cotton, Senoia Optimist Essay Chair.

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