This year the Optimist Club of Solano County is asking students, “Can society function without respect?” for its 2017-18 school year essay contest.
Essays must be at least 700 words but no more than 800 words.
They are due by Feb. 8.
To enter, submit an essay, contest application form and a copy of a birth certificate to club chair Loli Lonso. Call her at 631-2070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pick up an application by asking for Lonso at Solano Mortage, 866 Alamo Drive.
The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays and determine the top winners.
Winners will receive $100 and their essays will be sent to the district level, where college scholarships are available for top winners.