Proos visits Optimist Club of Berrien Springs, presents tributes to 16 area students

LANSING—Sen. John Proos and Rep. Dave Pagel presented tributes at a breakfast held by the Optimist Club of Berrien Springs on Thursday as part of Optimist International Youth Appreciation Week.

“Representative Pagel and I were honored to recognize 16 outstanding area youth from public and private schools for their academic achievements and community contributions,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph “I am always pleased to meet young men and women whose actions and dedication make us all proud and who give us great optimism for Michigan’s future.”

Proos and Pagel, R-Berrien Springs, presented tributes to each student at a breakfast held at the Howard Performing Arts Center in Berrien Springs. The tributes were signed by both lawmakers and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph.