The JC Breakfast Optimist Club’s “Celebration of Optimism” held Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Hampton Inn included recognition of Windy Hancock, the current McKinney-Veto Coordinator for USD 475 with the JC Breakfast Optimist Club’s “Making A Difference For Youth Award”; a “Getting To Know Our Optimist Club Members” presentation by Marcia Fiorentino, Freshman Success Academy Principal at Junction City High School and a conversation with Red and Gloria Dunham, long time Optimist Club members.

Windy Hancock worked at Junction City High School before becoming the McKinney-Veto Coordinator for Geary County Schools (a program to assist homeless and disadvantaged children). Dana Wiegand, coordinator of the Optimist’s Recognition Committee, stated that Windy has sacrificed her personal time to cloth students through the JCHS Blue Door program, fed students through events like “Turkey Tutoring” and “Egg Excellence” and tutored any student who needed academic support.

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