Recent Contest Winners and Scholarship Recipients

2020 Optimist Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Platteville High School Seniors Nicholas Cullen and Ashlyn Moon, who were each selected to receive a $1000 scholarship from the Platteville Optimist Club.  Nicholas plans to attend UW-Stevens Point with an undecided major.  Ashlyn plans to attend Coastal Carolina Community College majoring in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

Nicholas in son of Jerry and Stephanie Cullen.

Ashlyn is daughter of Gerald and

Emily Moon.

Oratorical Contest Winners - 2020
             Treyton Furrer and Nicholas Connolly

Winners of the Optimist sponsored Oratorical contest were Treyton Furrer, student at St. Rose and Nicholas Connolly, Jr. at  Iowa-Grant. Pictured also is Christine Storlie of Platteville Optimists. Treyton and Nicholas will now compete at the Zone level and could possibly move on to the District, winning up to a $2,500 scholarship.

Oratorical Contestants - 2020

Front Row: Benedict Drefcinski (runner-up),  Treyton Furrer (winner), Leah Mergen (runner-up), Eydie Cummins, Allison Joos

Back Row: Joseph Vyetreil, Breyden Johll, Nicholas (winner) Christine Storlie

Essay Contest Winner - 2020
1st place: Aksel Schuldes
Awards were presented to Platteville Middle School students placing in the recent Essay Contest sponsored Platteville Optimist and UWP Student Optimist Club. Pictured are Wayne Wodarz, Optimist member/Youth Activities Chair, Honorable Mention recipients pictured are Lilly Otto, Penny Black, Eva Hollingsworth, and Nicholas Rohou. Taking first place was Aksel Schuldes. Dr. Christine Storlie has served as Essay Chair for several years and is also a member of the Platteville Optimist Club. The essay topic was “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine”. Congratulations to all participants. Aksel's essay will compete at the SWIS District level for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship.

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