Thirty-four talented Plainfield students each submitted a 700-800 word essay in competition for this year's esteemed Optimist Essay Scholarship. The top-achieving young writer, Emily Burnett, received a $200 scholastic award from the Plainfield Optimist Club, and her essay has been submitted to the District level competition for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship.
2016 Topic: Lead By Example: Reality or Fiction
Plainfield Optimist Essay Contest Winners
1st: Emily Burnett
2nd: Jacob Brejcha
3rd: Anvir Purewal