Trevor Brown, a senior at Logan County High School, recently won the Optimist Club of Russellville-Logan County’s essay contest based on a theme of “How Dreams Lead to Success.”
Trevor was awarded a medallion by the local Optimist Club. In addition, the essay will be sent to the district level to be judged along with winners from other Optimist Clubs in the Kentucky-West Virginia District. College scholarships are available for top winners at the district level.
“Trevor did a wonderful job of articulating this year’s theme. He expressed himself well through the essay and deserved the honor of first place,” Club President Clarence Gamble said.
Since the reorganization of the local Optimist Club in 2011, this is the first year to sponsor the essay contest. We were pleased to have seven entries, representing both high schools. Since 2011, the Russellville-Logan County Optimist Club has been involved in Tri-Star Basketball, Community Ed Teddy Bear Tea, Respect for Law, Fitness/Wellness program for students and School Ready Events.
Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service organizations with 75,000 adult and youth members in 2,600 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Nest Kids,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314)371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.