Triple C students top Optimist essay contest

Triple C students led the pack at
the Optimist Club of George Town’s essay contest.

The Optimist 2009/2010 Essay topic
was, “The Internet: Today’s Evolution or Tomorrow’s Menace?” and at the awards
presentation held on 4 March, Triple C student Nicole Crance was presented with
the first place award of  a US$500 cash
scholarship prize.

Fellow Triple C students Lucille
Williams-Fernandez won second place and a cash scholarship prize of US$3500,
and Cathleen Thompson won third place along with a cash scholarship prize of
US$150.

The entries were judged by a panel
of independent judges. 

Nicole’s winning essay was
submitted to the district level competition to be judged along with other
winning entries from Optimist Clubs in the Caribbean district. 

The winning essay at the Caribbean
district level will be submitted to the international level and college
scholarship prizes are available for top winners at both the district and international
levels.

Club President Elaine Harris congratulated
the participants, saying: “The students did a wonderful job of researching and
articulating this year’s topic.  Nicole
expressed herself well through the essay and deserved the honour of first place.”

Optimist International is one of
the world’s largest service club organisations with 110,000 adult and youth
members in 3,600 clubs in the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and
throughout the world.  Optimists conduct
positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each
year. 

The Optimist Club of George Town
will continue to “Bring out the Best in the Youth” at their Oratorical Contest
on Saturday 20 March at 10am at the Harquail Theatre.  Admission is free and the public is invited.

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The winners with YUDP President Richard Chris-tian and Club president Elaine Harris.
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