Boys & Girls Clubs and Optimist Club Join Together for Essay Contest

treatment arial, cheap sans-serif;”>The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley recently joined with the Conejo Valley Optimist Club to host an Essay Contest for youth in grades, 5-9.

Participating youth wrote an essay on the topic, “How do my hopes for the future guide by education?”. As a result, the judges selected Lexi Tan of the Anderson Boys & Girls Club as the first place winner, Gus Gress, Anderson Boys & Girls Club placed second, and Andy Shi from the Sequoia Boys & Girls Club came in third place. Helen Mc Sweeney from the Anderson Club was the fourth place winner.

Tan won $200 on the runner-ups each received $100. Dan Reider, President of Optimist Club presented the awards.

Optimist International sponsors the essay contests each year. Contestants submit their essays to the local Optimist Club and a local winner is chosen after a panel of judges review the work.

Bgcc Optimist Club

Helen Mc Sweeney (fourth place winner from the Anderson Club); Andy Shi (third place winner from the Sequoia Boys & Girls Club); Gus Gress (2nd place winner from the Anderson Club); and Lexi Tan, first place winner from the Anderson Boys & Girls Club. Dan Reider, President of the Optimist Club is shown in the back

boys.and.girls.clubAbout the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley are open before and after school, during lunch, on weekends, throughout the summer for the camp program and all day during school vacations with tours of the Clubs available upon request. For more information about supervised youth programs, to donate, volunteer, or register online, please log onto www.bgcconejo.org or call 818-706-0905.

 

optimistAbout the Conejo Valley Optimist Club
The Optimist Club of Conejo Valley was established by a group of business professionals who were interested in giving back to their community. The mission is to provide funding for youth-related projects in the local Conejo Valley area.

 

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