Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feb. 27: Noon Optimist Student of the Year Banquet

Media release: The Noon Optimist Club announces finalists for the 9th Annual 2012 Student of the Year Awards Banquet. The program will be held Monday, February 27 at the Palladium beginning at 6:00 pm.
The primary goal of this program is to publicly recognize the best of the best seniors in our community for their accomplishments during their high school tenure. This program embodies the motto of Optimist International, "Friend of Youth", with all local club activities focusing on developing the potential and recognizing the accomplishment of the youth in our community.
Each high school had the opportunity to select one high school senior for nomination as a finalist in one of seven categories. The selected students submitted applications that included a general application, a specific category application, a 500 word essay, and two letters of recommendation. The applications were then judged by Optimist Club members with the top three students in each category invited to the awards banquet.
The 2012 finalists are:
Extracurricular Activities
Stephanie Barwick - Pepperell
Katherine Clonts - Armuchee
Katie Kelley - Model
All Around
Alex Beasley - Rome
Kristian Kelley - Model
Anna Grace Rutledge - Darlington
Creative Arts
Tanna Key - Darlington
Yeerin Kwon - Rome
Andrew Owens - Pepperell
Jacob Fincher - Model
Kala Howard - Rome
Melissa Picon - Darlington
Austin Beacham - Rome
William Moraga - Coosa
Avani Reddy - Darlington
Lindsay Evans - Darlington
Brooke McCoy - Pepperell
Taylor Wilson - Rome
Unsung Hero
Alejandra Cardenas - Coosa
Austin Ludwig - Armuchee
Jeanette Parker - Model

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