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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Essay, Oratorical and CCDHH contests, oh my!

It's that time of year! With Essay, Oratorical and Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Contests in full-swing, Optimist Club members have the opportunity to hear from students about current affairs. They never fail to impress.

There is one question that is often asked of our leaders: Can we award cash prizes at the club level?

The answer is yes, but not every club is comfortable with that, so some opt for savings bonds instead. The Beaverton Optimist Club came up with yet a different solution. The first, second and third place students in the Beaverton Optimist Club Essay Contest are asked to choose an organization at their school for the prize money to be donated to. What an excellent way to teach civic responsibility in a pay-it-forward manner.

Shown here are the winners of the Beaverton Optimist Club Essay Contest. Please share your pictures with us and we'll compile a photo album of our club scholarship contests and share them here.

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