Optimist Club of Hernando

Our Mission Statement: "By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids"

2014 Essay Contest Winners


Kristy Hopper (Chairperson), Kathryn Cavitt (1st Place), Allison Byrd (2nd) Madison White (3rd), Pam Black (Club President)

2014 Hernando High School Senior Breakfast Donation

2013 Teacher Appreciation



From the left Crystal Edwards Hernando High School & Optimist Board Mary Dee

Hernando High School Senior Class Sponsor

Left to Right - Principal Freddie Joseph, Optimist Board Member Linda Scott and Crystal Edwards Teach and Senior Class Sponsor

Oratorical Contest

The Zone Oratorical Contest was held Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:00pm at West Oak Grove Church of Christ in Hernando, MS.  The Optimist Clubs in our zone consist of Cleveland, Coldwater, Hernando and Senatobia.  There were four contestants which included three females and one male representing all the clubs except Cleveland who did not have a contestant this year.  The students in this contest are winners in their respective club contests and are competing to advance to the Regional Contest and finally the District Contest where they will win a $2,500 college scholarship.  We would like to give special thanks to our judges who volunteered their time to support us for this very worthy event.  The judges were Doug Davis, 1st Security Bank; Herman Hill, DeSoto County Schools; and Kelvin Davis, Southwest Tennessee Community College. 

Dallas Russell - 1st Place Females & Pam Black, Lt Governor & Zone Oratorical Chair

Christmas Cheer!!


Members of the Optimist Club purchased Christmas gifts for Desoto Family & Children Services. Left to Right - Charlotte Gahagan, Ray Huff, Melinda McCarty-Jenkins, Gladys Jenkins, Kristy Hopper, Becky Wolf, Pam Black, Linda Scott , Jimmy Radford.