Source: Sherman Publications

Youth president visit

February 13, 2013

Clarkston Area Optimist Club, Clarkston Area Octagon Club, and Clarkston Junior High Optimist Club welcome A.J. Cifuentes to Clarkston on Saturday, Feb. 16, as they host the Michigan Youth Optimist Convention at Clarkston Junior High School.

Cifuentes, from Monroe, Wisc., is the leader of almost 20,000 members of Junior Optimist Octagon International.

He will lead workshops with students from youth Optimist Clubs throughout the state. He will also honor Sean Mueller from Clarkston High School, who is currently the Michigan JOOI governor.

Clarkston Community Schools has youth clubs in 10 of 11 schools this year. For more information, call Optimist youth club coordinator Sandy Diederich at 847-284-0636. For more information about other clubs, contact Optimist International JOOI chairman at