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Optimists announce essay contest winner

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TELL CITY – Kayla Lasher, daughter of Rodney and Rose Lasher of Tell City, has been announced as the 2010-11 Optimist Club essay contest winner. In addition to winning first place in the local contest, her essay will be sent to the district level to be judged along with winners from other Optimist Clubs in the district.
College scholarships are available for top winners at the district level. The winner of the district competition will be sent to the international-level contest.
“There were 15 participants in this year’s contest that did a wonderful job of articulating this year’s theme. Kayla expressed herself well through her essay and deserved the honor of first place,” members said. Katie Elder, daughter of Brian and Debra Elder, received second-place honors, with Vivian Clarke, daughter of Carl and Joyce Clarke being recognized with third-place honors. The optimists members also thanked to all contestants and Brandy Aubrey, teacher at Tell City High School, for “their outstanding contributions.”
The top three winners, along with their parents, will be invited to the Tuesday meeting of the Tell City Optimists Club to present their essays.
The Tell City Optimist Club is part of Optimist International, the world’s largest service club organization. To learn more about the club, visit www.optimist.org or contact Glen Griepenstroh.