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.
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