Franklin County Optimist Club


2019 Essay Contest Winners

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1st Place:  Caroline Webber

2nd Place: Madelyn Starrett

3rd Place: Moriah Geschwentner

                           2018 Unsung Heroes

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Alexis Kreusch        9th Grade

Riley Bacon           10th Grade

Christopher Baber   10th Grade

Willow Ward           11th Grade

Erin Bishoff             11th Grade

Alexus Brinson        12th Grade

Alex Masuch           12th Grade

                    2018 Essay Contest Winners

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1st place -- Cooper Gollier                

3rd place-- Rosie Marquez

2nd place-- Audrey Moore

                        2017 Unsung Heroes

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Stevie Knudsen 9th grade
Matt Smith   9th grade
Anthony Catanzaro  10th grade
Isaac Wingert   10th grade
Philip Hernandez  11th grade
Miguel Urrutia (not pictured) 11th grade
Rajvee Patel  12th grade
Wesley DerHammer  12th grade

This award is given to those students that have overcame personal adversity or made a special contribution to the school for which he or she has not received recognition.  The Unsung Hero Award seeks to recognize students that have achieved success in a way that most people have not noticed them.

2018 Ottawa Optimist Jr. Golf

Optimist: Friend of Youth

The Great Optimist Youth Day and Duck Race 2017
Ottawa Optimist Club, Ottawa, Kansas

Each year we hold our annual duck race in Forest Park to raise money to purchase dictionaries for every 4th grade student in Franklin County.  The dictionaries are donated in memory of a wonderful man and Optimist member William J. Hazen.

The Ottawa Optimist Club Duck Race and Youth Day

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Where: City  Park                         
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