Optimist International Essay Contest

Bosmeniel Wins Local Optimist Essay Contest-Competes at District Level

Thomas Bosmeniel, SHS Junior, won the local Seward Optimist Essay Contest and presented the essay at the recent Seward Optimist meeting on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Seward Country Club at Nate’s on the Nine. He presented the essay titled “Chasing Optimism in the Face Challenges.” He is the son of Anna Downing of Ulysses. Thomas was presented two signed certificates, a medal and he and his mother were guests of the Optimist Club at the dinner.

Thomas Bosmeniel

The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live.  In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship!  The Seward Optimist Club has participated for many years.

  • Open to any interested students under the age of 18 as of October 1 of the competition year and have not yet graduated from High School.
  • Interested students should contact the Seward Optimist Club for details on how to submit their essay as the deadline is usually early February.
  • The Seward Optimist club has sponsored one Nebraska district winner.
  • The Nebraska District Club Essay winner receives a $2500 scholarship.


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