Since 1957, Optimist Clubs around the world have recognized youth for their talents in the arts, athletics, and academics and for contributions to community through Youth Appreciation Week (YAW) in November. This is the most popular Optimist International program with over 2,000 clubs participating each year.
The Timonium Optimists use this celebration as an opportunity to recognize and honor outstanding young people in our metropolitan area. It is a program intended to build the self-esteem of youth and to inform the community of the positive achievements of young people.
Timonium Youth Appreciation Week for 2016-2017:
November 20–26, 2016
At the request of the Timonium Optimists, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has declared Nov. 20–26, 2016, Timonium Optimist Youth Appreciation Week in Baltimore County. The recipients of this year’s awards were announced at a special dinner on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
HONOREES FOR 2016-2017
From St. Joseph Middle School
From Dulaney High School
From Towson High School