Optimist International sponsors several scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: The Oratorical Contest is open to students under 18, educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. Students are required to prepare a 4- to 5-minute speech on a pre-assigned topic. This contest is designed to assist youth in gaining public speaking experience and provide them with an opportunity to compete for scholarships.
Optimist International sponsors several scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: This contest requires students under 18, educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean to compose a 700- to 800-word essay around a central idea. The contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills.
Horace Mann Bike Giveaway
Horace Mann and the Central Minnesota Noon Optimist Club sponsor a bike giveaway every year. The local school district sets the criteria to determine how prize winners will be chosen. For more information please contact the Central Minnesota Noon Optimist Club.
Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Every year the MS Walk creates teams of friends, loved ones, and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. With every step they take, every dollar raised…a cure is that much closer. Contact the Central Minnesota Noon Optimist Club for more information.
Winners of the 2022 Central MN Noon Optimist Club Essay Contest
Honor Athlete Program
More information coming soon. We will Honor Student Athletes in the Spring of 2023
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