Optimist International Harper Creek Club

Optimist International Harper Creek Club

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Essay Contest 2020

  

Paige Pattison, a senior at Sturgis High School was the winner of this year’s annual Harper Creek Optimist Club Essay Contest and was awarded with a $300 check for her accomplishments. Second place finisher and accepting a check for $200 was Harper Creek High School senior Gabriele Bishop. All local High Schools were contacted relative to the event, but only two students stepped up for the challenge?! Fortunately both essays were worthy of recognition. This year’s topic was “Is Optimism the key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?” And yes, that is the way imagine was noted on the official entry form. Due to scheduling conflicts the two winners presented to our club with family members on two different Thursdays to read their essay and collect their winnings. Dr. Craig Miller again chaired the program and Al Miller and John Peruzze assisted with the judging. Paige’s essay has been turned over to the Optimist District Contest where she will have a chance to win a $2,500 college scholarship. Click on the links below to read the student’s essays. 


Essay Contest 2019

Shelby Grable, a senior at Harper Creek High School was the winner of this year’s annual Harper Creek Optimist Club Essay Contest and was awarded with a $300 check for her accomplishments. On Thursday evening, March 7th, the second place finisher Lauren Willerick, a freshman at Harper Creek High School ($200 award) and third place finisher Samuel Bussler, a senior at Harper Creek High School ($100 award) read their essays to the club. Shelby was unable to attend the ceremony due to a school conflict; her essay was presented to the club by the Essay Chairperson, Dr. Craig A. Miller. The students were accompanied to the meeting by their family and meals were provided by our club. This year’s topic was “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?” All local High Schools were invited to enter contestants into the contest. Six essays were turned in by the deadline and the difficult job of judging the essays was completed by club members Dr. Craig Miller, Al Miller and John Peruzze. Shelby’s essay has been turned over to the Optimist District Contest where she will have a chance to win a $2,500 college scholarship. Click on the links below to read the student’s essays and the pictures for captions.

Shelby Grable Essay 2019 (pdf)

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Lauren Willerick Essay 2019 (pdf)

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Samuel Bussler Essay 2019 (pdf)

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Essay Contest 2018

Sophia Weller was the winner of this year’s annual Harper Creek Optimist Club Essay Contest and was awarded with a $300 check for her accomplishments. On Thursday evening, February 22nd, she along with the second place finisher Devin Whitlock ($200 award) and third place finisher Andrew Irons ($100 award) read their essays to the club. The students were accompanied to the meeting by their family and meals were provided by our club. This year’s topic was “Can Society Function without Respect?” Nineteen essays were turned in by the deadline and the difficult job of judging all the essays was completed by club members Dr. Craig Miller, Al Miller and John Peruzze. Sophia’s essay has been turned over to the Optimist District Contest where she will have a chance to win a $2,500 college scholarship. To read these top three essays, click on the downloads below. 

2018 Optimist Essay - Weller (pdf)

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2018 Optimist Essay - Whitlock (pdf)

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2018 Optimist Essay - Irons (pdf)

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