Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Certificates of Personal Achievement and Community Spirit with Cash Bursaries were Awarded on Tuesday June 25, 2013

For the third year, the Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc awarded a framed Certificate of Personal Achievement and Community Spirit plus a Cash Bursary to one female and one male student at a Leduc elementary school. The award is rotated to a different school each year and school staff select the recipients, from any Grade, based on criteria stated in the Certificate:
The student recipient is one who:
* Displays initiative, scholastic effort and academic achievement
* Demonstrates respect for school rules and the rights of others
* Promotes friendship among all students and staff
* Shows a willingness to be involved in school or community activities and events
* Has a respect for self, respect for others and is responsible for personal actions
* Best exemplifies the Optimist Creed as stated below:
Promise Yourself ~
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

The 2013 female recipient (in Grade 6) receives the award from Optimist member Denise
Optimist member Ray presents the award to the 2013 male recipient (in Grade 1)
Congratulations to the two deserving award recipients who were selected from a list of worthy nominees put forward by school staff members. Our club hopes this type of incentive for effort, achievement and concern for others will spur on students to higher goals and promising futures.

Thanks to the school involved for making it a fun and notable presentation, starting at 1:00 pm, in the gymnasium before the whole student body, teachers, some parents and guests. The cooperation was much appreciated. An entertaining Student Talent Show followed our presentation.

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