WGHS Students Recognized in the 2018-2019 Optimist International Essay Contest

Camillus Optimist Essay Contest Winners
Pictured above with their certificates from the Camillus Optimist Club are, from left to right, Julia Colabufo, Eric Leubner Jr., Hannah Craybas, Zachary Voss, and Carmella Zollo.

West Genesee High School had nine students participate in the 2018 -2019 Optimist International Essay Contest sponsored by our local Camillus Optimist Club. “When All The World’s Problems Are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?” was the topic this year.

Hannah Craybas placed first and her essay was also submitted to the next level to compete at the District Level where she came in first and will receive a $2,500 Scholarship.

The remaining students who will be receiving local recognition from the Camillus Optimist Club are:

Second Place – Zachary Voss
Runners Up – Carmella Zollo, Eric Leubner Jr., and Julia Colabufo

President of the Camillus Optimist’s Club, Chris Jones, coordinated this for the local club and shared, “We are encouraged by the strong showing of participation in this event, and the great support that we received from you and your organization. This is the second year that we have sponsored  this event but we plan to continue this effort in the coming years.” Thank you to him and the Camillus Optimist’s for all that they do for our community!