PHS student essayists honored by Perry Optimist Club

Celebrating the champion student essayists Wednesday are, from left, Optimists Gene Grell and Ned Menke, PHS essayist Joseph Avino, Optimist Rich Wede, PHS essayist Braydon Andorf, Optimist Club President Zach Cregeen, PHS essayist Alberto Flores, Optimist Dr. Randy McCaulley, PHS essayist Yamilet Ortega, Optimist Rebekah Thoren, PHS English instructor Christine Krohn and Optimists  Merrilee Bales, Marcia McCaulley and Linda Andorf. Optimist Jenny Eklund is not pictured.

Four Perry High School seniors were honored by the Perry Optimist Club Wednesday night for their award-winning essays, submitted in the club’s annual essay contest.

Award medals for the young writers were presented to PHS English students Alberto Flores, Braydon Andorf,  Joseph Avino and Yamilet Ortega. The students are instructed by PHS English teacher Christine Krohn.

The students and their families attended the monthly Optimist Club meeting at the Hotel Pattee and shared refreshments with the club members prior to the ceremonies.

The theme of this year’s essay was “Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?”

The submissions were reviewed by Perry Optimist Club members Linda Andorf, Rich Wede, Dr. Randy McCaulley and Dr. James Caufield.


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