"The pen is mightier than the sword"

CENON District level essay contest

Each year, there is an Essay Contest which begins at the individual Club Level, with their own contests. From there, each club is elegible to submit their winning essay to be judged at the District Level. Winners of the Central Ontario Distict Essay Competition receive scholarships, and the winner attends the Third Quarter Board meeting to read their winning essay to the members.

Jim Dallimore and Katie Holmes are the Essay Chairs for the Central Ontario District. Thank you Michelle for managing a great competition for youth. The 2017-18 Essay Competition topic is "Can Society Function Without Respect?"

The 2017 winners of the Central Ontario District Essay Competition are:

District Winner - Lexi - Optimist Club of Etobicoke
2nd Place - Sara - Optimist Club of Oakville
3rd Place - Charlotte - Optimist of Club Garden City - St. Catharines

The photo at left is Optimist Sandra Stokes and our District Winner, Lexi receiving her plaque. Congratulations to all of you for winning at your local Optimist Club and winning the District Competition.