Noon Meeting

2023 Essay Contest Winners Read Their Essays

The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. This year’s theme was “Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?”

The top three essays were read by their student authors.

Ohio’s first Youth Ombudsman, Jenny Stotts

A Youth Ombudsman is a person who is there to listen to any concerns from youth, young adults, or other adults involved in the children services system. They will review their situation, look at documentation, and speak to others to help reach a solution.

CNO Bingo! Learn more about your club.

Today was a “Club Day,” so there was no guest speaker. President Beth Duncan had bingo cards on all the tables today with CNO events and committees on the squares. As she revealed the squares, she explained more about the events, fundraisers and committees. We played a game while learning! What a clever idea, President Beth!

CarePortal, Aaron Roy

Aaron Roy is CarePortal’s Champion Ambassador for the state of Ohio. He travels the state connecting those who care about their community with vulnerable children and families who could use help. CarePortal is a database tool that matches vetted needs to those that want to provide help. This helps prevent children from entering the foster system as well as helping those who are in it or have aged out.

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