Local student wins competition for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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Local student wins competition for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Local student wins competition for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Posted 3/15/2017
 
 


Rhett Fogt, a Senior at Jackson Center, recently won the Centerville Noon Optimist Club’s Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Rhett Fogt, a Senior at Jackson Center, recently won the Centerville Noon Optimist Club’s Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing based on a theme of “What the World Gains from Optimism.”

Fogt was awarded $100 for the honor.  In addition, Fogt will be sent to the district level where he will compete against winners from other Optimist Clubs in the area for the chance to win a scholarship.

“Through spoken word Rhett did a wonderful job of presenting his thoughts about the questions posed to him,” Club President Larry Lynde said. “The members of our Optimist Club have no doubt that Rhett has a bright future ahead of him, and we are excited to have him compete at the next level.”

The Centerville Noon Optimist Club has been participating in the Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and other scholarship opportunities for decades and has been active in the community since 1968.  Other programs and service projects that the Club is involved in include Community Easter Egg Hunt, TriStar Soccer, TriStar Basketball and the Childhood Cancer Campaign.

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 75,000 adult and youth members in 2,600 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world.  Each year, almost 300 Optimist Clubs participate in the Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Carrying the Mission Statement “By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at optimist.org.

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