The Optimist Club of Raleigh supports the achievement of our
outstanding local youth in hopes that they will become outstanding civic leaders
in their communities.
Since 1957, Optimist Clubs have recognized youth for their talents
in the arts, athletics, academics, and for contributions to community.
Youth Appreciation Week provides one such opportunity
for this recognition.
This year the Optimist Club of Raleigh celebrated Youth
Appreciation Week on May 4, 2015 by
awarding two scholarships to Wake County high school seniors, based on
academic and extra-curricular accomplishments and level of community
involvement. This scholarship can be used at any accredited university,
college or trade/vocational school. Our 2015 winners are: Rachel Petherbridge and Jazmine Langley.