In Photos: Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores Honors Champions

The Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores honored students and members of the community Wednesday at the annual Champions Banquet.

Families, local school officials, local and county elected officials came together Wednesday to honor, and celebrate, students and volunteers at the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores annual at .

Club officials said 230 people attended the banquet which honored:

  • Kathy Tisdale, a special education teacher who formed an after-school recycling club four years ago. Called “The Green Team,” Tisdale and her students have recently earned the Evergreen” distinction from the State of Michigan,
  • Duane Michno, a longtime St. Clair Shores volunteer who worked to save the city's fireworks display,
  • Marissa Cowans, who was named Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen 2011,
  • Frieda Ogden, who has been a member of the Goodfellows for nearly 50,
  • Mark O’Brien, of , who is matching scholarship funds offered by the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores.

In addition to honoring students and members of the community, the banquet was a fundraiser for the club.


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