Optimist International is conducting its annual student writing contest, open to young people in elementary, middle and high school under the age of 18. The contest is designed to give students room to develop their own views around a central idea. In addition to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship. This year’s topic is “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges”. Entries are due by February 3, 2017. CLICK HERE for more details.