Optimism makes dreams come true

The Daniel Boone Optimist Club is once again offering a scholarship contest to students in the local area.

This year, anyone under the age of 19 who have not yet graduated are asked to write a 700 - 800 word essay on How Dreams Lead to Success.

The essay contest been going on for over 10 years, and encourages students to use their writing and critical thinking skills.

As Optimists, their focus is to serve the kids.


Our goal is to offer things to students academically, Lisa Buck, essay chairperson, said.

The contest is not only for students of Daniel Boone, but open to all high school aged students in the area.

Those who produce the top three essays are rewarded with $100, $75 and $50.

If rewarded with the Optimist clubs grand prize, the winner moves to compete for the $2500 college scholarship regionally.

Each contestant will need to complete the Essay Contest application and submit it with their essay. Essays need to be received by Lisa Buck by midnight Feb. 1. Please contact Lisa at 610-507-1641 or lisa.buck827@gmail.com for further information.

Look for the Optimist Clubs spring events including the Spring Craft show at Daniel Boone Middle School and the Easter egg hunt.

Visit www.danielbooneoptimist.com for more information on Daniel Boone Optimist events.

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Emily Thiel

Emily Thiel is the editor of The Southern Berks News and is the Community Engagement Editor for Berks-Mont Newspapers. Emily joined Berks-Mont in March 2013. She graduated from Kutztown University in 2011 with a degree in English with a concentration in Cultural and Media Studies. Emily is a native of Allentown, Pa. Reach the author at ethiel@berksmontnews.com or follow Emily on Twitter: @sthrnberksnews.