Mehlville Optimists select essay contest winners

Mehlville Optimist essay winners

Mehlville Optimist essay winners

Three local students are the winners of the Mehlville Optimist Club’s annual essay contest. This year’s topic was ‘Optimism Should be a Priority.’ Essay Contest Chairman Craig Riek commented that the scores of the top contestants were so close each could have won first place.

Pictured, from left, are: Riek, second-place winner Christopher Givens of Bernard Middle School, first-place winner Anna Kuschel of Green Park Lutheran School and third-place winner Kierra Kellum of Washington Middle School.