(Left to right: Ina, Alexa Tymkiw, Celine Edwards, Emily McDougall.)
On March 16th, the North Okanagan Optimists Club presented awards to the top 3 in the annual local essay contest. The winners were 1st Alexa Tymkiw $500, 2nd Celine Edwards $300, and 3rd Emily McDougall $200. The essay topic “Optimism Should Be A Priority” was thoughtfully discussed in each essay and we are pleased to be able the share all three essays on this website. Alexa’s winning entry has been submitted to the District Optimists International Essay Contest where the winner will be awarded a $2500 scholarship. We wish Alexa all the best at this next level of the contest.
To Read their Essays click the links below: