Optimist Club of Jasper

Optimist Club of Jasper

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Annual Essay Contest

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The Optimist Club of Jasper is now accepting entries for the annual 2012-13 Optimist Essay Contest where interested youth can write on the topic How Can I help My Friends Realize Their Value?
The Pickens County winner will receive a $150 cash prize and will be entered in the Georgia Optimist District Contest with a $2,500 college scholarship for the Georgia winner. Interested youth should contact Matt Moore, Essay Contest chair, at 770-597-4534.
Students at Pickens High School who would like an entry form and directions for the Contest may contact Debbie Roper who is an English teacher at the school. Entry forms are also available at the Pickens County Library. The deadline for entry is Jan. 16.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 14

Drawing by Jeremy Collins
Tears fall even as I write,
yet positive people are too often silent
when confronted with no bright side;
We have to do our best to Remember:




"Joy, not sorrow.
  Laughter, not tears.
  Life, not death.
  Love, not blame."*









S.H.E.S.

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine F. Hsu, 6
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison N. Wyatt, 6
Rachel Davino, 29
Dawn Hochsprung, 47, principal
Anne Marie Murphy, 52, special education teacher
Lauren Rousseau, 30, teacher
Mary Sherlach, 56, school psychologist
Victoria Soto, 27, first grade teacher


*Poem by Lisa Schroeder