The Thunderbeat

Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

Brooke Jones, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Optimist Club is an internationally based club focused on the academic success of students in each academic department, ranging from math to communicative arts. Between the months of Feb. and March, teachers select excelling seniors from their classes to get recognized by the club.

On Feb. 27, the Optimist Club hosted a luncheon, honoring five seniors from Bellevue West for their achievements in English, computer sciences, business, art, and communicative arts. Each student was able to explain their plans for college and future careers.

Among the teachers electing students was marketing teacher and DECA sponsor Dave Shillinglaw. In his 29 years of teaching, he has nominated 20 students, including this year’s business representative and DECA Vice President senior Paige Perrone.

“I was also the head of marketing for the Thunder Brew coffee shop, which just taught me a lot more about business,” Perrone said.

Shillinglaw said that business teachers consider how many business classes each student has taken. Other teachers also look into school subject involvement and extracurriculars.

Senior and English representative Mia Treu says her involvement in Hope Squad helped her succeed in English.

“Just being able to express myself in really specific ways and help people when they need it has been really great,” Treu said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

Navigate Left
  • Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

    Entertainment

    Food Crew E6: Iced Coffee

  • Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

    Close Ups

    Meet the Staff S3:E36: Emma Gage

  • Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

    Close Ups

    T-Bird Close Up S4:E13: Jonathan Waller

  • Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

    Close Ups

    T-bird Close Up S4:E12: Gogi Supenski

  • Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

    Close Ups

    Meet the Staff S3:E35: Rachel Sager

  • Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

    Entertainment

    Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ Closing Night Photo Essay 3/9/19

  • Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

    Sports

    Photo Essay: Bellevue West vs. Omaha Central at State Basketball Semi Finals 3/8/19

  • Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

    Sports

    Photo Essay: Bellevue West vs. Papio South at State Basketball Quarter Finals 3/7/19

  • Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

    Sports

    Thunderbirds defeat Titans and move on to second round of Class A Playoffs

  • Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement

    Opinion

    Opinion: Little ways to make the world a better place

Navigate Right
The Student News Site of Bellevue West Senior High School
Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement