Candidates for thte award should have a minimum of ten years of involvement in community service with youth in the Centerville-Washington Township community. They should currently work in, or be retired from, the field of education. It is preferred that candidates have direct experience with Centerville Noon Optimist Club projects.
Educator of the Year
This year’s winner of the “Bringing out the Best in Kids Award” is Matt Szozda. Matt is an outstanding, young, and successful Art teacher. he currently works at Cline Elementary. He has been with the district for 8 years. The Educational Assistance Awards were also presented today in memory of the individuals that have passed away while active members of our club. This year’s winners are: Madeline Mills, Nicholas Reibly, Emily Whitehead, and Tonja Kaissieh.
Today we presented the Friend of Youth Award. Congratulations to this year’s winner Jason Whitehead. He was nominated by CHS principal Jack Durnbaugh. Jack’s nomination letter included statements such as, “Jason is a superb social studies teacher.” “He challenges his students to be problem solvers.” “His students love history since being taught by Jason and his style of teaching.”
Phather Phil’s Prayer Heavenly Father, like the Grinch, I thought of something I never thought of before. Least we continue our complacent ways. Help us to remember that somewhere out there a man died for us today. As long as there is war, we must ask and answer, “Are we worth dying for?” What did we do to receive this …