Student of the Month & Youth Appreciation

Club youth programs Student of the Month and Youth Appreciation were presented to our club by Harper Creek High School Principal and club member Matthew Montange during our weekly meeting on April 17th.  Six of the nine students selected as honored “Student of the Month” were present and were accompanied by their parents. Three students were unable to attend due to school related sports activities. The senior students are selected monthly by Harper Creek High School teachers and the main criterion for the honor is based on the student’s citizenship, leadership and academic qualities. Matthew delivered a detailed synopsis of each student’s academic achievements, extra-curricular activities plus community service projects they participated in before presenting each recipient with an honorary plaque designating their chosen month. The students introduced their family members and entertained those in attendance who had questions for them.

The students present also participated in the “Youth Appreciation” program. This event involves a student job-shadowing for a day a local businessman or school administrator.  The students individually informed us about their experience and the knowledge they obtained being a pseudo-employee in a real life busy work environment for a day. Through these two worthwhile youth programs our club has learned that we are very fortunate and we feel “optimistically” privileged to have such great students in our community, who will become our future leaders!

Pictured below is club President Dr. Craig Miller surrounded by the honored students holding their awarded plaques: (L-R) Jenna Bartow, Jerrod Lepper, Joshua Knoll, President Craig, Madison Vaive, Jessica Carlsen and Heather Rauch.

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The Student of the Month for September is Heather Rauch. She was accompanied to the meeting by her parents “Buck” and Kay Rauch. 2014-04-OptimistStudentRauch

The Student of the Month for October is Madison Vaive. She was accompanied to the meeting by her parents Harold and Dawn Vaive.2014-04-OptimistStudentVaive

The Student of the Month for November is Jerrod Lepper. He was accompanied to the meeting by his parents Tim and Tamie Lepper and step-mother Bethany Lepper (right).2014-04-OptimistStudentLepper

The Student of the Month for December is Jenna Bartow. She was accompanied to the meeting by her parents Harold and Laurie Bartow.2014-04-OptimistStudentBartlow

The Student of the Month for January is Nicole Gilbert. She was unable to attend the meeting due to a High School sporting event conflict.

The Student of the Month for February is Brennan Leson. He was unable to attend the meeting due to a High School sporting event conflict.

The Student of the Month for March is Turner Shaw. He was unable to attend the meeting due to a High School sporting event conflict.

The Student of the Month for April is Jessica Carlsen. She was accompanied to the meeting by her parents Jack and Melody Carlsen.2014-04-OptimistStudentCarlsen

The Student of the Month for May is Joshua Knoll. He was accompanied to the meeting by his parents Thom and Cathleen Knoll.2014-04-OptimistStudentKnoll

For a detailed analysis of the honored students accomplishments, please click on the following news media link:  Student of Month – Media Release – 2014

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