Del Mar - Solana Beach Optimist Club looking for outstanding local students for Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Awards

The Optimist Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach is hoping to find six of the area’s most outstanding children for its annual Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Awards. The club is looking for nominees in first through sixth grade who have challenged themselves to excellence in the categories of arts, community service, humanities, courage, fellowship or science.

The deadline to enter is Friday, April 11. Winners will be honored at a breakfast ceremony on May 14 and will receive $100.

Enter your nominee by filling out a form and enclosing a separate, detailed description of about 500 words. Please include copies of their work if available and relevant. Winners are selected by a panel of Optimist Club members.

For more information or an entry form, contact Susan Pfleeger at (858) 755-2287 or email Visit