Dreams and success: An essay contest

Heads up, young people: The Optimist Club is hosting an essay contest on the topic “How Dreams Lead to Success” open to students younger than 19.

Submissions of between 700 and 800 words are due by Feb. 21. The club winner gets $250.

For an entry form, contact Barb Kritzman at (612) 866-0139 or barbkri@msn.com.