Student of the Month

Student of the MonthSince January 2001, the Timonium Optimist Club has conducted our Student of the Month (SOM) project to honor students from area elementary and middle schools. The SOM Chairman  makes arrangements with a different school each month during the school year. There are ten schools in the cycle so that each has the opportunity to recognize an outstanding student every year.

Selection of the student to be honored is left up to the principal and school staff. The club invites the student and guests, including a representative from the school, to a dinner meeting where the student is recognized as Student of the Month.

The SOM project builds self-esteem among the students recognized and fosters goodwill between the Timonium Optimist Club and local schools. Regular press coverage in the Towson Times also makes the public aware of the positive achievements of young people and promotes a positive image of the club.

Students of the Month for School Year 2016–2017

  • September 2016 — Logan Filler-Mesa
    Villa Maria School
  • October 2016 — Nayeli Portillo
    Padonia International Elementary School
  • November 2016 — Riley Sigler
    Hampton Elementary School
  • December 2016 — Joshua Simbana-J
    Timonium Elementary School
  • January 2017 —Riley Pfautz
    St. Joseph School
  • February 2017 — Faith Dore
    Warren Elementary School
  • March 2017 — Camryn Stewart
    Lutherville Laboratory Elementary School
  • April 2017 — William Stockdale
    Cockeysville Middle
  • May 2017 — Katie Cirelli
    Ridge-Ruxton School
  • June 2017 — Ayana Goldring
    Ridgely Middle School

Awards for Student of the Month

  • SOM personal plaque to the student
  • $25 gift card to Target
  • SOM perpetual plaque to the school for public display
  • Copy of the Optimist Creed to the student’s parents