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March 13, 2012 > Newark Optimists honor essay contest winners

Newark Optimists honor essay contest winners

Submitted By Denise Fullerton, Photo by Marla Blowers

Student winners of the Newark Optimist Club Essay Contest were honored at a meeting held on Wednesday, February 22 at the Newark IHOP Restaurant. The Newark contest is part of an Optimist International Essay Contest. This year's topic was "How My Positive Outlook Benefits My Community."

Winners of this year's contest are:
1st Place: Ella Gunady, Glenmoor Elementary School, Fremont
2nd Place: Riciel Grace Crudo, Newark Memorial High School
3rd Place: Rishab Ramapriyan, Challenger school, Ardenwood

Students were awarded official medallions and cash prizes. Ella Gunady's essay has been sent to the Pacific Central District, Optimist International contest where the winning essayist will be presented with a $2,500 scholarship.

For more information contact Denise Fullerton, Newark Optimist Club Essay Contest Chairman, at

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