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Essay winners named

Posted: Friday, Mar 22nd, 2013

From left are Project Chair Allyn Lewis, Steven Hunter, Sarah Zanetti-Goldberg, Kyle Freel, and Sangre de Cristo English teacher Cyndi Snyder.

ALAMOSA – The Alamosa Optimist Club is proud to announce the winners of their annual Essay Contest. The topic for this year’s 700-800 word essays was: “How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value?”

This year’s winners were all from Sangre de Cristo School. Sarah Zanetti-Goldberg, seventh grader, earned first place. Her essay will be judged at the district level where he will be considered for a $2,500 college scholarship.

Freshman Kyle Freel placed second, and Freshman Steven Hunter, took third. The winners presented their papers and received their local awards at a recent Alamosa Optimist Club meeting.

Adams State University provided three outstanding judges: Hanna Hays, Briana Ruybal, and Laurel Heimstral. The club thanks all teachers, judges, and participants for another successful competition.

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations, with over 114,000 members in 3,500 Optimist Clubs in the United States, Canada, and other nations. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Kids,” Optimist Clubs conduct service projects which reach five million young people each year.

The Alamosa Optimist Club has been providing programs to support youth-oriented endeavors for over 24 years and is proud to be serving the youth of Alamosa and the surrounding communities of the San Luis Valley.

The Alamosa Optimist Club meets every second, third and fourth Tuesday of the month at noon at the Inn of the Rio Grande and invites anyone interested to attend.

For more information, contact Heinz at 480-9420 or at alamosaoptimistclub@gmail.com or visit: www.slvjunction.com/optimistclub.

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