Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimists sponsor essay contest


The Optimist Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Optimism Should Be a Priority” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2015.

The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays. Winners will receive $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. The first-place essay will be sent to the district level, where college scholarships are available for top winners.

“Young students today have so many fresh ideas about the world and their future,” Club President Jon Vance said. “As Optimists, it is our goal to encourage them and do what we can to bring out the best in each of them. This gives them a wonderful opportunity to tap into their creativity and pursue possible scholarships at the same time.”

To participate in the contest,contact the club at 760-518-0322 or