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January 15, 2013 > Newark Optimist Club Essay Contest

Newark Optimist Club Essay Contest

Submitted By Denise Fullerton

The Newark Optimist Club invites Tri-city students to enter their 2012-2013 Essay Contest. Students under 19 years of age who have not graduated from high school are eligible and encouraged to enter. The topic this year is "How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value?"

All essays must be received by the Newark Optimist Club by Saturday, February 16. Winners will be announced by February 22. For an application form and rules, students may go to, (click on visitors, scholarships and Essay Contest). For more information, call Denise Fullerton, at (510) 793-6074 or e-mail her at

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners ($200, $125, and $75 respectively, in addition to an official medallion). The first place club essay will be sent on to the District competition where the winner of that contest will receive a $2,500 college scholarship.

Completed essays may be emailed to or mailed to:
Newark Optimist Club
PO Box 402
Newark, CA 94560

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