High School Seniors: The Optimist College Scholarship is now worth $4,000.00. The submission deadline is Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Please click the SCHOLARSHIP TAB ABOVE ON THIS PAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION (9 pages). Two $4,000.00 scholarships will be awarded. Contact your Guidance Counselor to get the documents you need to support your application.


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New Optimist Wanted NOW !!

The Henderson Optimist club is looking for new members. Each new Optimist member touches 30 youth in our area. If you want to help 30 children in the Vance county area, please contact us or come to a meeting. 

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Oratorical Contestants

The 2019 Henderson Optimist Club held its Oratorical Contest on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Maria Parham auditorium. Co-winners were Jonathan Edwards and Edie Echols. 1st Alternate  was Lorena Negron. The teacher for all students is Brooks Spencer.

Scholarship Winners 2019

Schoarship winner with Ron for publicati

The Henderson Optimist Club honored the local Memorial Scholarship winners recently at the Henderson Country Club. The $3,000.00 scholarship is given in $750.00 increments each for four years.  Brooklyn Grace Watkins (above left) and Laura Lynn Care (above right) are this year’s winners. Miss Watkins attended J. F. Webb High School and will attend Meredith University this year where she will study English in order to become a teacher. Miss Care attended Vance County High School and will attend Campbell University to study Trust and Wealth Management while following a path of pre-law studies. Ron Dorsey (center) was the project chairman.