" The 2017 winners of the Central Ontario District Essay Competition are: District Winner - Lexi - Optimist Club of Etobicoke2nd Place - Sara - Optimist Club of Oakville3rd Place - Charlotte - Optimist of Club Garden City - St.
Catharines The photo at left is Optimist Sandra Stokes and our District Winner, Lexi receiving her plaque.
The Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is designed to help students with a hearing loss to develop the skills and confidence to present in sign or orally to an audience.
The contest is open to students through grade 12 who are certified to have a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more.
In addition to developing skills for critical thinking and written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a scholarship.
The contest is open to students who have not yet graduated from high school.A fourth opportunity is available to students with a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more.The first place winner will advance to the Pacific Northwest District contest with the opportunity to win the ,500 college scholarship.Each year, there is an Essay Contest which begins at the individual Club Level, with their own contests.From there, each club is elegible to submit their winning essay to be judged at the District Level.Ethan also continued on to win the Central Ontario District Essay competition and a ,500 scholarship. Copies of the Application Form and Contest Rules are now available in Oakville high schools and here on the website.Here are the downloadable Essay Contest Rules and the Essay Application Form for 2018-19.Now is the time to begin preparations for your Club’s Essay Contest.If your Club does not currently have an Essay Contest you should start participating.The topic is the same as the Oratorical Contest, “Is There a Fine Line between Optimism and Reality?” The Vancouver-North Shore Optimist Club coordinates this contest on behalf of the Optimist Clubs of British Columbia in partnership with the Provincial School for the Deaf. Winners advance to the Pacific Northwest District contest, where they vie for 00 scholarships.