Optimist Youth Appreciation Award Winners for 2014

May 1, 2014

Optimist Youth Appreciation Award Winners for 2014 – May 1, 2014

Coronado High School

“A Joy to Have in Class!”   These words by CHS Assistant Principal Steve Abbot accurately describe each of the students who received these prestigious awards given annually by the Optimist Club of Coronado. The awards are presented to one boy and one girl in each class who best exemplify those qualities expressed in the Optimist Creed. Concern for others, cheerfulness and doing your best in all phases of school life are but a few of the character traits of these outstanding students. The Optimists salute them, their parents and teachers. You make Coronado proud!

Freshmen Kristofer Leslie and Siobhan HomanFreshmen: Kristofer Leslie & Siobhan Homan

Sophomores Lucas Darquea & Carson RicksSophomores Lucas Darquea & Carson Ricks

James Harbaugh and Jordyn KastlungerJuniors: James Harbaugh & Jordyn Kastlunger

Israel Dedina and Isabella CuellarSeniors Israel Dedina & Isabella Cuellar

Palm Academy

Principal Kevin Nichols spoke about the optimistic attributes of Frankie Slattery and Brooke Anns, the students nominated for the awards, with equal appreciation for what they brought to the class. Of particular note were the recent challenges faced by Frankie, who was injured in a bike-auto accident in Coronado. His fighting spirit has been instrumental in a recovery process that is proceeding well.  An unusual happening took place at the Optimist meeting – Frankie’s Fan Club came to also recognize him! They, along with Frankie’s mom, cheered loudly when Frankie received his award. It was a moment to remember.

Principal Kevin Nichols Award Winners Frankie Slattery & Brooke Anns and Counselor Afsaneh SafaiePrincipal Kevin Nichols, Award Winners Frankie Slattery & Brooke Anns, and Counselor Afsaneh Safaie

Frankies Fan ClubFrankie’s Fan Club!

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