Optimist essay won by Gastonia student

February 20, 2018 by  

The essay contest of the Noon Optimist Club, based on a theme of society functioning without respect, was recently won by Brianna Lariviere, a student at Piedmont Charter Academy in Gastonia.

A certificate of honor was awarded to Lariviere and the district will receive her essay, which will be judged from other Optimist Club winners in the district. The top winners at the district level are eligible for college scholarships.

President of the club, James Howell, said that Brianna was able to express herself well and articulate the theme of the essay for this year. Being honored for first was well deserved.

The Noon Optimists Club has been active in the community of Gastonia since the 1940s by bringing out the best in youth to develop their full potential and helping them to give back to the community to advance the well-being of community life and the world. It has been participating in the essay contest for over 20 years and sponsors an Oratorical Contest every year.

There are 93,000 youth and adult members of Optimist International, with 32,000 clubs in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and around the world.

Members of clubs such as this one often carry out poster printing and display them to promote their activities and their services to community in working with both youth and young adults.