We are thrilled to announce that Chase Anichini has received the Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Award from The Optimist Club of Del Mar/Solana Beach in the area of Humanities – Writing/Drama.
The Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Awards are given to elementary school aged children who have challenged themselves to achieve excellence in one of six categories (Arts, Community Service, Courage, Fellowship, Humanities, and Science) at a young age.
Chase was recognized for taking the negative experience of being bullied and transforming it into something positive and enduring. She co-wrote Baffle That Bully! to help other bullied children realize that they are not alone and that they have the power to change the outcome of their current circumstances.
She was also recognized for achievement in performing arts. She took many of the emotions she felt in her fight against bullies and channeled them into character development and her passion for acting.
Chase is honored to be acknowledged by an organization that has such a positive impact on both the local community and humanity.