Optimist International Oratorical Contest 2022-2023
Topic for the 2022-2023 school year is: “Discovering Optimism within Me”
Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2022 (and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution) in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean.There is no minimum age.
How To Enter:
Interested students submit a speech on the preassigned topic to the Frederick, Maryland Optimist Club.
Dates and Information to remember for the Contestants:
The deadline to enter is March 26, 2023;
The winners receive scholarships for higher level learning;
1st place scholarship of $2,500;
2nd place scholarship of $1,500;
3rd place scholarship of $1,000.
Please note the the following links below:
Optimist International Essay Contest 2022-2023
Topic for this school year is:
"Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?”
The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship!
Eligibility: Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1 of the current Optimist International contest year (October 1 – September 30) and who have not yet completed secondary school or its equivalent. There is no minimum age.
When: All Club-level contests are completed by mid-February. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed.
Clubs and Districts
The deadline for Clubs to submit their winning essay to the District Chair is February 28, 2023. The deadline for Districts to submit their winner’s information to Optimist International is April 15, 2023. Club winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. The District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations.
Club winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship. The District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations.
Please follow the contest rules that can be found by clicking on the following links listed below:
9th Annual Guns and Hoses Softball Game Highlights
The ninth annual Guns and Hoses Softball game highlighted the “friendly rivalry” between local law enforcement and fire crews. And it also showed the camaraderie between the first responders. The two agencies sold about 290 tickets for the game, Michael McGrew, K-9 officer for Frederick Police Department said. They raised $2,785 for the Frederick Optimist Club.
The 9th Annual Guns and Hoses Softball Game Highlights and pictures can be found by clicking on the following link listed below:
The Optimist Club of Frederick
FREDERICK, MD – The Optimist Club of Frederick recently donated new ‘Find It’ games to the Frederick Health Pediatric Unit. These popular hidden object search games will help keep young patients entertained during their hospital stay.
The Fredrick Optimist Club Club donation to the new 'Find It' games; with picture can be found by clicking on the following link listed below:
Oratorical Contest Winner 2022
The 2022 Maryland/South Delaware District Oratorical winner is Jordan Su representing the Optimist Club of Frederick.
Jordan Su received a $2500 Scholarship.
Right to Left:
April Frederick (District Oratorical Chair), Jack Culver (District Governor), Jordan Su (Oratorical Contest Winner), Julie Zebroski (Frederick Optimist Club President, Lieutenant Governor), Amy Jen Su (Jordan's mother), and Gregory Su (Jordan's father).