The Menomonie Optimist Club completed another year of honoring talented young people from Dunn County’s four high schools by naming Hailey Blaisdell of Colfax High School as the May 2022 Youth of the Month. The Optimist Club has been honoring such students for over 30 years.
Hailey Blaisdell will graduate from Colfax High School having been very active in FFA, FCCLA, and the Student Council. She has been an officer with several of these groups. Hailey also stays busy by working as a frontline crew member for Culvers of Menomonie, and helps her grandmother with pet care as needed. Hailey plans to attend CVTC next year to major in Early Childhood Education. Her teachers describe Hailey as a hard working student, willing to help all the organizations she serves wherever help is needed.
In addition to recognizing talented youth through the Youth of the Month program, Menomonie Optimists also provide a scholarship at each high school, give dictionaries to every third grader in Dunn County, and undertake work projects at Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area which can involve young people from area schools.