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The students of the month are from the Sun Prairie High School Student Council. The students are Justice Hadley and Hannah Hopwood. They were joined by their Advisor Tim Keal on October 19th, 2016.


SWIS District Youth Programs > Essay Contest

Topic for the 2017-18 School Year is: 

"Can Sociey Function Without Respect".

 Date:        Saturday, May 4-5, 2018

                     (SWIS Contest Award Received)

 Awards:   1st Place Winner Receives $2,500 Scholarship

Eligibility Update:  Contestants under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017 and have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent.  Interested students submit their essay on the topic to their local optimist clubs. 
 The district winner is sponsored by a club. The Essay Contest scholarship is sponsored by Optimist International Foundation to give youth the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. 

 Requirements:  Essays need to be between 700 - 800 words.  ( Applications with contest rules must be submitted to your local club)


Schedule:         All Club-level contests are held by early February. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed.  Club winners must be submitted to SWIS District Chair by:  February 28, 2018..


Contact Info:  Co-Chairs

Josh Zaidel            joshzaidel@me.com                   
                           1902 N Commerce Street, #502
                           Milwaukee, WI   53212

                           Work  phone:            

                        Cindy McKeown     cindymckeown66@gmail.com    
                         2426 11th Street    
                         Monroe, WI    53566

                         Phone:    608-325-2810

Parents and Students:    Essay Application

Application Information:          Optimist International Essay Scholarship

SWIS District Deadline:  Submit winner to Optimist International by April 15, 2018..


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