Optimist International sponsors an annual essay contest for students under the age of 18.
This year the topic was "Can Society Function Without Respect." Essays follow print guidelines including staying between 700 and 800 words. Kerr-Vance Academy submitted fifteen essays this year.
We were so proud to hear our own Kaitlyn Jones won the local club award. She will receive a medallion and her essay moves on to the District competition where we hope she wins a plaque and a $2500 college scholarship.