As reported in the Vacaville ReporterÂ on September 30, 2013Â and the Fairfield Daily Republic on October 3, 2013
The Vacaville Optimist Club serving all of Solano County is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “How Dreams Lead to Success” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2014.
The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays, based on the theme of “How Dreams Lead to Success” and determine the top winners. Winners will receive $100 and a club medallion and the winning essays will be sent to the district level where college scholarships are available for top winners.
“Young students today have fresh ideas about the world and their future,” Club President Christina Baird said in a press release. “As Optimists, it is our goal to encourage them and do what we can to bring out the best in each of them. This gives a wonderful opportunity to tap into their creativity and pursue possible scholarships at the same time.”
Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 93,000 adult and youth members in 2,900 clubs in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Bringing out the Best in Kids,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about Optimist International, please call 738-9962 or visit the organizations Facebook Page.