Optimist International Harper Creek Club

Christmas Parade

Our club presents an annual  Christmas Parade for  the local Battle Creek community  during the last week of November.

Cross Country Invitational

During the High School fall cross-country season our club sponsors an invitational  event with 8 to 10 boys and girls teams participating. 

Essay Contest

An Optimist International writing contest is offered for local students under the age of 18 with prize money presented to the winners. 

Golf Events

Our club annually sponsors the Optimist International Jr. World of Golf event and the local Girls All-City Golf Tournament.

Oratorical Contest

 An Optimist International speech contest is offered for local students under the age of 18 with prize money presented to the winners.  

Robotics

Our club budgets funds for Harper Creek  Middle School and High School robotics  teams assisting with their extensive expenditures. 

Rocket Days

Funds are provided for Harper Creek 5th grade students to build and fire off miniature rocks during the last month of the school year.  

Student of the Month

Harper Creek High School Senior students are selected monthly by the faculty for their achievements and honored by our club.

Tennis Tournament

During late summer our club sponsors the only local open tennis tournament with youth playing singles and adults playing doubles.

Wish List

$2,000 is divided among Harper Creek school Principals to use for special projects or programs not in their budget.

Youth Appreciation

This is a  program where selected Harper Creek students job shadow a school administrator or business person in the community. 

Teacher of the Month

A Harper Creek teacher is selected monthly form each of the school district's five schools and awarded "Teacher of the Month".