"Today’s Choices Shape My Future" was the topic that shaped the 2008 Optimist International Essay Contest. Winners of the competition were honored at the March meeting of the Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club held at the Carousel in Ocean City. Bob Russell, Berlin, chairman of the competition presented awards. Pictured are, from left, Sue Wangel; Michelle Wangel (first place), Worcester Prep; Dave Wangel; Jackie Wangel (second place), Worcester Prep; Bob Russell; Dominique Kunciw (third place), Worcester Prep; and Don Kunciw. Dominique Kunciw has placed in the competition for the last three years. Winners received savings bonds and plaques.