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.
James Palmer was selected to represent Boyceville High School as Menomonie Optimist Youth of the Month for February. James is the son of Doug and Sandra Palmer of Boyceville.
The program statement from the Menomonie Optimist Club describes the qualities and attributes that made James 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 February 15th. Boyceville High School staff member, Mr. Andy Hamm had the opportunity to introduce James and talk about his achievements, both in school and our community. James is a member of the National Honor Society, on the Varsity Baseball Team and an integral part of the Wrestling program. James has been heavily involved in athletics as well as academics at Boyceville High School. James has earned numerous awards in multiple categories of competitions throughout his high school career as a Wrestler including becoming a State Champion this year. James 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 James a wonderful choice for the Optimist Award.
This fall James will be attending the University of Wisconsin Stout pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering.