WEDDINGTON – The Optimist Club of Weddington announced winners of its computer laptop scholarship program.
Students wrote essays on why they deserved the award and how the laptop would help them. Club members judged the essays.
“All of the winners did a wonderful job with their essays,” President Mary Ann Maxson said. “All of these students have a bright future ahead of them and we wish them much success.”
The club launched the scholarship program 20 years ago with a single laptop awarded to a Sun Valley High School senior. The program has grown to include every high school in Union County.
Winners were Shawn Armstrong, of Forest Hills; Autumn Frank, of Piedmont; Elizabeth Ann Golobish, of Porter Ridge; Simon Jenkins, of Weddington; William Kennelly, of Cuthbertson; Monekka Cheyanne Norwood, of Monroe; Gabriel Ottey, of Sun Valley; Ashton Petty, of CATA; Amya Walls, of Parkwood; and Sarah Yumet, of Union Academy.
The club has been active in the community since 1980. It is also involved in an oratorical contest, essay contest, breakfast with Santa and improved students party.
Carrying the motto, “Friend of Youth,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. Call Mike at 980-328-5700 or visit www.weddington-optimist.org to learn more about the club.