Ziga Poromon wins $2500 Scholarship.

The annual Optimist Essay Contest is open to students under age 19 as of October 1st 2020 and not enrolled as a degree/diploma seeking student of a post-secondary institution. This contest gives young people room to develop their own views around a central idea. 

In addition to getting a nominal cash prize from our Club, the winner of the Optimist Club of Calgary Essay Contest gets to compete in the AMS&NW District Essay Contest that awards the District winner a $2500 college, university or trade school scholarship.

This year Ziga Poromon was the winner of both the Optimist Club of Calgary Essay Contest and the AMS&NW Optimist District Essay Contest; thereby being awarded a $2500 scholarship.

The second and third place medalists in the Optimist Club of Calgary Essay Contest were Beverly Dong and Charles Iacuelli.