ALDINE – The Optimist Club held a special luncheon last week, to recognize partners who have help them with community projects over the last year, and to introduce the new Aldine ISD superintendent, Dr. LaTonya Goffney.
Club president Steve Mead recounted for the attendees the many projects that the club has accomplished, almost all of them benefitting students of Aldine ISD.
Mead said the club had funded two named scholarships with the Education Foundation, at $15,000 each fund. Also, last year the club awarded every high school in the district a scholarship for a student, and this year plans to increase it to 2 students per high school.
Other projects included awarding 80 bicycles to students, and holding a raffle at the FFA show to raise money for more scholarships.