The Optimist Club recognizes a middle school student from public and parochial schools in West Bend. Each school chooses their recipient based on qualities that the Optimist Club promotes. These qualities include: being optimistic and cheerful, always seeing good in others, being enthusiastic about the success of others, being helpful to those who show signs of need, and participating in a variety of school and community activities.
April Student of the Month: Maddie Hesse, a 7th grader from St. John's Lutheran School was recognized as the April 2021 Student of The Month recipient. Maddie's outstanding character sets her apart. No matter the situation, she is quick with a smile and encouraging word.
March Student of the Month: The Optimist Club awarded Lauren Rettler as the March 2021 Student of the Month! She is an 8th grader at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School. Lauren always starts the day off with a smile and positive attitude. She makes sure others always feel included! The day we recognized Lauren, also happened to be her birthday!
February Student of the Month: Congratulations to 6th grader Tianna Loether from Silverbrook Intermediate School who was awarded the Optimist Student of the Month for February 2021! She is one amazing young lady who will go far with her servant leadership skills! As President of Student Council she is already showing excellent leadership skills.
January Student of the Month: Kylee Altendorf, 8th grader at Holy Angels Catholic School was recognized as the January 2021 Student of the Month. Kylee’s dedication to service and volunteering is commendable and the Club was thrilled to celebrate her. She has giving heart and is always looking for ways to volunteer at school and in the community.
December Student of the Month: Siera Buechler was recognized as the December 2020 Student of the Month. Siera is in 8th grad at Good Shepherd Lutheran School. Siera was chosen because of her optimistic and positive attitude. She is looked up to by her peers. Siera demonstrates leadership skills on an off the court and always encourages others.
November Student of the Month: Reed White was recognized as the November 2020 Student of the Month. Reed is in 8th grade at Badger Middle School and has a 4.0 GPA. He is not only intelligent, but friendly, respectful and always kind to his teachers and peers.