Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club

Optimist Clubs are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" and do their part through community service projects. 

Award Ceremony Centralia Middle School


Optimist International is an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be.

Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people.

From Left, Monique Connors, CCOC President, Melina Almanza, Emily Heppe, Satine Sas, Adam Rosales-Reyes, (hidden) Rebecca Demaris, Regan Kane, Faith Duffy and Sofia Hinojosa. In Front, Izabella Shortridge, Student of the Year, with Emma Ball.

  All students were chosen by their schools Administration, Staff and Teachers and attended our meetings. They received a gift card for different fast food restaurants, a magazine telling them about Optimist International and an invitation to participate in Optimist International’s Essay contest which is put on every year.  This Essay contest affords them the chance at $2500.00 to $6,000.00 scholarship to the school of their choice.  The ability to enter can be found at www.optimist.Org under scholarships. 


The Students of the Year each received a $500.00 Scholarship to go to any advance education of their choice, be it ITT, MIT, College or other trade school.  This is a seed for some of them to let them see how it grows.  To attain their educational ambitions.

     These individual pictures were taken each month the student appeared

before our club.

Congratulations to all our


Student's of the Month


Students of the Year.