The Optimist Club of Downey

The Optimist Club of Downey awarded seven scholarships as well as cash prizes from its recent essay and oratorical contests totaling $12,000 to 15 students from Downey, Warren and Columbus high schools. Optimist Club scholarship chair Beverly Mathis (left) is pictured with Optimist Scholars Brandon Herrerias and Alyssa Moreno and Optimist Club of Downey president Greg Waskul. The Optimist Club has quadrupled its financial commitment to Downey area high school students over the last two years. ********** Published: June 20, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 10