Youth Appreciation




        Youth Appreciation is a program of Optimist International that recognizes the Youth in our communities for outstanding service in their community. 

      The Bay City Noon Optimist Club has recognized the students from area schools for over 40 years with a luncheon.  During the luncheon the student's  letter of recommendation is shared with all in attendance, they are presented with a certificate suitable for framing, and the Mayor of Bay City presents each student  with a "Youth Appreciation Proclamation" certificate . The  students are chosen from within their respective schools by the recommendation of school personnel. 


Youth Appreciation Photos


Youth Appreciation Honorees, 2017 - 2018



Youth Appreciation Honorees, 2018-2019

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Loranzie Deer, Bay Arenac Community High School

Aaron Myers, Bay Arenac ISD Career Center

Elijah Budry, Bay City Academy         

Romalus Marshal-Bey, Bay City Eastern High School

Christopher Lohrman,     Boys and Girls Club - Bay City 

Makenzie Morse, Boys and Girls Club - Essexville

Karson Peckam, Boys and Girls Club, Pinconning 

Vincent Barber, Christa McAuliffe Middle school

Jenna Miller, Cramer Junior High School  

Hannah Everitt, Faith Lutheran School product or service? 


Dan Donnelly, Garber High School

Michelle Sequin, Pinonning Area High School     

Blake Merino, Pinconning Area Middle School 

Mason Gwizdala, The Salvation Army of Bay City

Selah Hernandez, St. John Amelith    

Logan Gakstatter, United Way of Bay County

Dakota Wall, Western High Scool   

Ty Macheso, western Middle School

Rylen Vanderwall, Zion Lutheran Bay City


Brayden Redfern, Bay City Central High School;  

Juan Rivera, John Glenn High Schoolmissio