BOCK Announces 2015 Essay Contest

November 29, 2014 The Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo (BOCK) is seeking candidates for the annual Optimist International Essay Contest. This year’s topic is: “Optimism Should be a Priority”.  Students who are under the age of 19, who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent, are eligible to participate.  The contest is […]

Essay Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the “How Dreams Lead to Success” essay contest. First Place – Daniel Saba, Second Place – Emma Jean VandenBrink, and Third Place – Maddy Kindler. They each were awarded with a medallion and monetary scholarship. We judged 34 essays from students at Portage Central High School and […]

Oratorical Contest

2014 Oratorical Contest Winners Congratulations to Hattie Foley and Noah Pyzik  for winning the 2014 Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo Oratorical Contest.  Each student spoke on the topic of “How My Passions Impact the World.”  The contest was held on February 22, 2014.  Noah and Hattie competed against Michael Williams, Scott Solomon and Katelyn Kring. […]