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Essay Contest

Essay Contest winners

Our Newmarket Optimist Essay Contest Winners for 2021/2022 - Subject "How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change my Tomorrow"  


From right to left looking at picture - Cindy Crone (Optimist member), Navami Kamat (1st place - $250), Rachel Smirnov, (2nd place - $150), and Lauren Wagg (3rd place - $100).   All three winners are students of Sir William Mulock Secondary School.  


Our first placer Winner has advanced to the “ District Level” Contest with a chance to win a scholarship prize of $2,500. 

Newmarket Optimists offer our local youth a number of opportunities to participate in Optimist International Scholarship Programs

Optimist International offers a number of opportunities for youth to participate in Scholarship programs at the local, provincial and international level.

Scholarship Programs: Our Programs

Optimist International scholarships are made possible by Canadian Optimist Club’s donations to  the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation. 

Scholarship Programs: Text


Optimist International sponsors three scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), the Essay Contest and the Oratorical Contest. The contests are conducted at the Club level, then Zone and Regional (if necessary) and at the District level. District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations and awarded by Optimist International.

2023 2024 OI Essay and Oratorical contest details
Scholarship Programs: Services
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