The Hill Country Optimist club is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2017. The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays, based on the theme of “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges” and determine the top winners. Winners will receive awards and the winning essays will be sent to the district level where college scholarships are available for top winners.
The Life Grant was established to assist at-risk youth taking their first steps in building a career, regardless of what that may be. The Hill Country Optimist Club Life Grant are non-renewable grants created to recognize graduates who have demonstrated the initiative and dedication to continue their education or seek career training. The scholarships are awarded up to the amount of $500.