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Scholarship Opportunities Offered by Oswegoland Optimist Club!

Scholarship Opportunities are offered by the Oswegoland Optimist Club!
Essay Contest
The Optimist Club is once again holding an essay contest, as well as an oratorical contest, for area students.  The essay contest requires students under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2016,  who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent to compose a 700- to 800-word essay around a central idea.   The topic this year is "Chasing Optimism In The Face Of Challenges".   The contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills.  All essays need to be turned in to Ms. Tracey Contino at Oswego High School, no later than February 1, 2017.  For complete rules, please visit   Cash prizes are awarded for the top three placing individuals at the club level.  The first place winner advances to the district level, where there is an opportunity for a $2500.00 scholarship.
Oratorical Contest
The Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2016,  who have not yet graduated from high school or its equivalent. Students are required to prepare a 4- to 5-minute speech on a pre-assigned topic.  The Topic this year is "What The World Gains From Optimism".  This contest is designed to assist youth in gaining public speaking experience and provide them with an opportunity to compete for a scholarship. For more information and complete rules, please visit  
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