The local Optimist International Club is seeking essay submissions for it’s annual essay contest now through Feb. 12. As part of the competition, students will be required to write a 700 to 800 word essay about the about this year’s essay topic: “Can Society Function Without Respect?” The contest is open to students under the age of 18, as of Oct. 1.

For a complete list of contest rules, view the application form below.

2017-18 Optimist International Essay Contest Application

Completed applications can be sent to:

Warren Noland

2900 Nieve Lane

Las Cruces, NM 88005

(575) 527-1367


-LCPS Communications Coordinator Paul Dahlgren, (575) 527-5808