Optimist Essay Contest Winner ...

Coronado Optimists are excited to present an award to Elodie Arnaudy, the winner of their 2021 Essay Contest titled “Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism.” The contest was dominated by the Balboa Bulldogs Community School (BBCS), a pod of students enrolled in the Julian Charter School Home Study Program and helmed by their teacher Sara Stillman. The essay contest chair, Dave Bean, was joined by the Optimist President Rob Kracht to present awards to the participants and the winner. Pictured are BBCS students: essay contest winner Elodie Arnaudy; essay contest participants Caleb Kline, Emerson Villarroel, Ainsley Villarroel, and Kiara Kline; and other students, Anika Schaedler, Rowan Villarroel, Adella Walsh, Amelia Arnaudy, and Shane Sylvester. Also pictured are Optimists Dave Bean and Sara Stillman. Not pictured is Optimist President Rob Kracht.

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