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Weddington Optimist Clubs honors WDES students
On Saturday, May 10th, 2014 the Weddington Optimist Club held their our 21st annual Optimist Improved Students Skating Party at Hatley’s Skating Ring in Monroe. They had 103 attendees from the 265 children that were invited from the 30 elementary schools in Union County. Four children won a $25 WalMart gift card. In addition, they gave away a new book to each child as well as a goody bag.
The Weddington Optimist Club asks each elementary school in Union County (31 schools) to select boys and girls from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades as “Most Improved”. These children were selected by school staff for their efforts throughout the year.
- 3rd – Alayna Moore
- 3rd - Samantha Moore
- 4th - Joshua Kubie
- 4th - Julie Warren
- 4th - Ruth Hernandez
- 5th - Jesse Moore
- 5th - Gina Conte
The Weddington Optimist Club also does several other youth oriented service projects thru out the year. They include giving away 7 laptop computers to graduating seniors, helping needy families at Christmas, Essay and Oratorical contests and Breakfast With Santa. You can also go to our web site for more information www.weddington-optimist.org or our Facebook page!
Written by: Stacie Davis
Posted: May 21, 2014 by Stacie Davis