Lions Club Holding Student Contests for Cash Prizes

Lions ClubThe District 2T2 Lions Club is inviting all high school juniors and seniors to compete in the Lions Club Opportunities for Youth Contests.

Awards for the District winners is $1,000 and $500 for the runner-up. Winners will also advance to the state level competition on May 20-21, 2016 in Midland at the Lions State Convention. Award for the state winner is $3,000 and $1,000 for the runner-up.

Contests in the following areas will be held at the Lions Club District 2T2 Midwinter Conference on January 16, 2016 in Lubbock:

1. Diabetes Awareness Essay – Topic—“New Ways of Thinking to Manage Diabetes”

2. Drug Awareness Speech – Topic— “The Socioeconomic Effects of Marijuana Decriminalization”

3. Outstanding Youth Award – Contestants are evaluated on:

a. High School Grade Point Average

b. A 750 word essay over “Volunteerism and Its Importance”

c. A personal biographical information statement

d. Three letters of recommendation

e. Performance of community service

f. Leadership experience/participation

g. A personal interview

All applications MUST be postmarked by January 6, 2016.

Interested students should contact their local Lions Club to be sponsored and receive further instructions for the contests. If you have any questions about the contest or how to find your local Lions Club, visit or contact District Lion Governor Dick Van Hoose at (806) 759-5667 or