Annual Youth Appreciation recognition event

Breakfast Optimists Club of East Fort Worth Honors East Fort Worth Students
Breakfast Optimist Club of East Fort Worth Hosts Annual Youth Appreciation Event
The Breakfast Optimist Club of East Fort Worth hosted its annual Youth Appreciation recognition event on Thursday for eastside students, families, school administrators and Optimist Members. The event at the Meadowbrook United Methodist Church featured one 4th or 5th grade student from 10 different east side primary schools. Students were chosen by school principals based on their current or future leadership potential. Accompanying the students were their families, their favorite teacher or and/or their principal.
Chief Judge of the City of Fort Worth Municipal Court (and former Optimist International President) Danny Rodgers presided as the MC for the evening and conducted entertaining and insightful interviews of each student. Focusing on each student provided them with singular recognition and praise and was positive proof that kids do indeed say the funniest things.
Students recognized during the event included Sarahi Sandoval Acuna of Sagamore Hill E.S.; Tianna Stephens of Eastern Hills E.S.; Kenneth Rosado of the Leadership Academy @ John T. White; Bridget Musenda of Bill J. Elliott E.S.; Jayshon Gibson of West Handley E.S.; Randee Slater of Westpark E.S.; Alexander Valles of East Handley E.S.; Eja Gatewood of Lowery Road E.S.; Victoria Young of Atwood-McDonald E.S.; and Michael Sian of St. Rita Catholic School.
The Breakfast Optimist Club of East Fort Worth was founded in 1963, and today the club boasts almost 100 members. The Club is one of several Optimist Clubs based in Tarrant County and beyond. The east side Club supports a variety of youth-oriented events both in and out of school and sponsors several Junior Optimist Clubs and works with both public and private school administrators to provide hope and positive vision that brings out the best in kids. The Club’s goal is to be recognized in Fort Worth as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop their potential.
Group picture from left:
Sarahi Sandoval Acuna of Sagamore Hill E.S.; Tianna Stephens of Eastern Hills E.S.; Kenneth Rosado of the Leadership Academy @ John T. White; Bridget Musenda of Bill J. Elliott E.S.; Jayshon Gibson of West Handley E.S.; Randee Slater of Westpark E.S.; Victoria Young of Atwood-McDonald E.S.; Alexander Valles of East Handley E.S.; Eja Gatewood of Lowery Road E.S.; and Michael Sian of St. Rita Catholic School.