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Menomonie Optimists Youth of the Month

Haylie Rasmussen YOM

At their February meeting the Menomonie Optimist Club named Haylie Rasmussen of Boyceville High School as Youth of the Month. Optimists have been honoring outstanding high school seniors for over 30 years. Students are selected by their schools for academic, community and extracurricular achievement, as well as character.

Haylie Rasmussen is on track to finish Boyceville High School as a valedictorian. She is a member of the National Honor Society, band and choir groups, has acted in various dramatic productions, and is a member of the track and cross country teams. Haylie’s premier event is the high jump, which took her to the state meet last year. Haylie is not only the Optimist Youth of the Month, but was similarly honored in January by the teachers at Boyceville High School. Haylie plans to attend either UW-River Falls or UW-Madison, majoring in either mechanical engineering or physics.

In addition to honoring Youth of the Month, the Menomonie Optimist Club also provides dictionaries to every third grader in Dunn County, has partnered with the DNR on several projects at Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area, and hosts the annual Menomin Meander, a family-friendly free bike ride around Lake Menomin each August.

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