2024 Scholarship Contest Winners!

The District Oratorical and CCDHH finals were held at our 3rd quarter conference a few days ago at the Chattahoochee Technical College Acworth campus. The District Essay Contest winner was also recognized at the conference. The students did a magnificent job presenting their Oratorical and CCDHH speeches on “How to Change the World with Optimism“!

The CCDHH final was held in the morning and consisted of a speaking and a signing category.

CCDHH Contestants

The CCDHH contest winners were

Camden Cutrone  – Oral Presenter

Jasmine Howell – Signer Presenter

At lunchtime we heard from our District Essay winner Natalie Long   A junior from Model high school in Rome.  Sponsored by the Rome Noon club.. The topic for this year was “Optimism: How It Connects Us”

The District Oratorical finals were held in the afternoon.

Oratorical Contestants

CONGRATULATIONS to the GATEway District Oratorical Winners!

(From left to right)

2nd Place: Valor Lekas from Optimist Club of Holly Springs

3rd Place: Braxton Smith from Emory Decatur Optimist club

1st Place: Charis Guilford from Optimist Club of Knoxville

Kid’s Day In The Park

The North Perimeter Optimist Club is preparing to launch its third annual “Optimist Kids’ Day In The Park” on Saturday, October 21. Click on the PDF below for complete details. This is a multi-club event, and we are asking our brother and sister Clubs to help us make this a big success.

We need volunteers to help with the setup and takedown of the event, registration, running the games, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and a variety of other tasks. 

We are asking Clubs in the GATEway District to send volunteers from their Clubs to assist us? We are going to need around 40 to 45 volunteers to help us run this event. 

This is a multi-club event so it would count as a Club project. Also, if a Club helps us we in turn will let them utilize our games for any of their events.

In addition, Optimist International President Tracy Huxley will be attending this event. She has chosen it as a Club project she would like to participate in. So this will be a great opportunity for members to meet her, work with her, and get to know her in a project environment.


GATEway Optimists