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Peachtree City Optimists honor youth

The Peachtree City Optimist Club held its annual Youth Appreciation Banquet March 24 at Flat Creek Country Club. Each year students from the Fayette County area are selected by their school counselors or agency representatives to be honored for their outstanding contributions to their school and community. Students must meet the criteria set forth by the Optimist Club, which encourages leadership skills, academics, volunteerism, participation in school organizations and community improvement projects. Pictured (L-R) front row: Holly Gibbs, McIntosh High School; Hope Gandy, Bennett’s Mill Middle School; Allison Nye, J.C. Booth Middle School; Amanda McGrath, Whitewater High School; Leah O’Rourke, Fayette County High School; and Brianna File, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School. (L-R) back row: Yuri-Grace Ohashi, Rising Starr Middle School; Christina Justice, Starr’s Mill High School; Morgan Lewis, Fayette County Middle School; Cole Neely, Flat Rock Middle School;Damien Robbins, Whitewater Middle School; Not Pictured: Trevor Mercer, Sandy Creek High School and Tiffany Meadows, Summit/Fayette Family YMCA. Photo/Special.

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