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Juniors Allie Chatas and Gus Nordhielm earn Breakfast Optimist award

Juniors Allie Chatas and Gus Nordhielm

The Breakfast Optimist Club of Ann Arbor today honored juniors Allison (Allie) Chatas and Gustav (Gus) Nordhielm with the Harold Eastman Outstanding Youth Achievement Award, which recognizes academic achievement, leadership, industry and community service.

At Greenhills, Allie is a member of Student Council (secretary), film club, Improv club, Arrested Development Club, the Alcove, Gryphon Ambassador Group and the Students Organized Against Racism Club (SOAR). She also participates in field hockey, swimming and softball. In addition, Allie attended the alternative spring break in Detroit last spring, and has participated in the spring musical and Voodoo Theatre. She’s earned the Greenhills Award, field hockey captain and the “We Day in Canada” Award. Outside of school, she’s worked at Café Zola and as a research assistant at the University of Michigan, and coached 3rd-5th grade field hockey.

Fellow classmate and honoree Gus Nordhielm served last fall as the Voodoo Theatre producer, and was a class officer both freshman and sophomore years. He belongs to the film club, Students Organized Against Racism Club (SOAR), Improv Club, and the Arrested Development Club. A recipient of the Greenhills Award, Gus is interested in theater, writing and producing. Outside of school, he participates in the youth symphony orchestra while engaging with film making, graphic design, violin and writing.

“We Optimists are very proud of Allie and Gus and commend their proud parents and Greenhills High School,” said Lloyd Powell, who serves as the Breakfast Optimist Club’s Youth Awards Committee Chair.

Allie is the daughter of Kris Good and Mike Chatas of Ann Arbor, and Gus is the son of Christine Nordhielm and Marta Dapena-Baron, also of Ann Arbor.

Saturday, April 24
Open to anyone ages 16 and up. Limited quantities available.
Greenhills is closed for mid-winter break and will return on Tuesday, Feb. 22.