For 2023 there will be two scholarships of $1,000 each awarded to graduating seniors of Bay Port High School, who reside in the Howard-Suamico School District. 

Applications are:

  • Available from a Bay Port High School counselor.  
  • Due April 25th and submitted to a Bay Port counselor.

Scholarships are awarded by a committee, considering the following criteria; GPA, class ranking, extracurricular activities, community service, work experience, and leadership abilities.

An awarded scholarship qualifies to be distributed upon completion of the first semester at a university or technical school and with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5. 

Contact Paula Pyle with any questions at: or 920-680-9101

2022 Optimist Essay Scholarship Competition    

2022 Optimist Essay Scholarship Competition   

Topic this year’s:” How Does An Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow?”

There will be three Howard-Suamico Club level winners with first place receiving a $250 scholarship and 2nd and 3rd place each receiving a medallion. 1st place will advance to district competition where a $2,500 college scholarship will be awarded.

  • The contest is open to students under the age of 19 as of October 1, at the start of the current school year and not enrolled as a degree seeking student at a post-secondary institution. There is no minimum age.
  • Bay Port High School Student must reside in within the Howard-Suamico School District boundaries.
  • Each contestant must prepare his or her own essay.
  • Essay must be between 700 and 800 words.

Please see complete contest rules on the application form. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE

Contact: Mary Joan O’Leary at 


Optimist Club Officers  2023-2024

Club President: Tom Binish
Past President: Harold Peterson
Vice President: Ray Suennen
Vice President: Vacant
Club Secretary: Paula Pyle
Club Treasurer: Scott Jandrin

Club Meetings

Meets Weekly: Tuesday Noon at:  1951 West/Rock Garden, 1951 Bond St, Green Bay, WI 54303