The Menomonie Optimist Club provides Boyceville High School with the opportunity to recognize the achievements and efforts of an outstanding senior student. The selected student is then recognized as the Youth of the Month.
Zachary Klassen was selected to represent Boyceville High School as Menomonie Optimist Youth of the Month for January.
The program statement from the Menomonie Optimist Club describes the qualities and attributes that made Zach a great choice.
“The purpose of the Optimist Club is to develop optimism as a philosophy of life: to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs, to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of man, his community, and the world.”
To recognize his accomplishments there was an Awards Banquet held in Menomonie on January 16th. Boyceville High School staff member, Mr. Andy Hamm attended the Awards Banquet as well as Zach’s parents David and Joan Klassen of Boyceville. Mr. Hamm had the opportunity to introduce Zach and talk about his achievements, both in school and our community. Zach is a member of the National Honor Society, a Special Olympics Volunteer Coach, and a three-sport athlete including football, basketball and track. He has been a part of the Science Olympiad team earning three State Level Medals. Zach has been a valuable leader, supportive team member and a positive role model for his peers. His academic focus and commitment to leadership has made Zach a wonderful choice for the Optimist Award. Congratulations to Zach Klassen on being selected as an outstanding senior!