Essay Contest

 Topic: How Does an Optimist Mindset Change My Tomorrow?

The Optimist Annual Essay Contest is for young people under 19 years of age who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent and attend school in Rock Hill School District Three. The contest has three levels, they are:

Level Participating Areas Date Location
Local Club Rock Hill School District Three and York School District One February 4, 2022 St. Martin dePorres Center of St. Marys Catolic Church, Rock  Hill, SC
District State of South Carolina February 24, 2022 Columbia, SC





Each applicant is required to compose  an essay of 700 to 800 words on the topic “How Dreams Lead to Success.”Winners progress to the next level.

  • Local Club prize: Medallion and Gift
  • Zone prize: Plaque
  • District prize: Plaque and two $2,500 scholarship

For an application and complete contest rules, please click here.

Complete the application and mail it to

Optimist Essay Contest

Central City Optimist Club

P.O. Box 446

Rock Hill, SC 29731

All applications must be submitted by January 1, 2014

If you would like additional information click here to Send Us a Message or contact us by telephone.

Karen Owns.Essay Chair Secretary-Treasurer, Roy Blake


tel.803- 328-1591