At the end of every school year, the Optimist Club of Coronado recognizes a young man and lady from each grade at Coronado High School (CHS) and Coronado Middle School (CMS) who are judged by their peers as those who best live the tenets of the club’s Optimist Creed.
Due to the interruption of the coronavirus, the 2020 recipients were chosen by the teaching staffs. The CHS students pictured received their awards at a ceremony held on the school quad on Thursday, May 21. Students pictured are ninth graders Sarah Lewis and Ethan White; 10th graders Allison White and Gio Navarro; 11th graders Sofia Barraza and Eric Carlson; and 12th graders Sasha Wong and John Shoemaker.
The CMS students who receiving awards on Wednesday, May 20, were: eighth graders Ashley Kendricks and Wyatt Reibe; seventh graders Salma Ali and Lincoln Melichar; and sixth graders, Grace Elardo and Christopher Dyson (photo unavailable).
A copy of the Creed follows here - you can see why these students and their parents are justifiably proud!
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.