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.
November Student of the Month: Amanda Hull, an 8th grader at Badger Middle School received the November 2022 Student of the Month award! Congrats Amanda on being such a great example for others.
December Student of the Month: Ty Spaeth, 8th grader from Good Shepherd received the December 2022 Student of the Month award. He truly exemplifies optimism! Congrats Ty!!
January Student of the Month: Michael Held, 8th grader at Holy Angels Catholic School was recognized as the January 2022 Student of the Month! Mikey is active volunteering in the community and at his school.
February Student of the Month: Emmeline Novack, a 6th grader from Silverbrook Intermediate School was recognized as the April 2022 Student of the Month recipient. Emmeline's positive attitude and energy sets her apart from her peers. She always has a warm smile which helps to melt stress away from others. Congrats Emmeline!
March Student of the Month: The Optimist Club awarded Ashlyn Fortney, an 8th grader at St. Frances Cabrini with the March 2022 Student of the Month! Ashlyn loves to play hockey and always lends a helping hand and makes sure others feel included! She has a great sense of humor and is quick to compliment. We are proud of your accomplishments Ashlyn! Keep up the great work!
April Student of the Month: Grant Rasmussen as was the Optimist Club of West Bend’s Student of the Month representing St. John’s Lutheran School. Grant’s outstanding character sets him apart from his peers. He is an extremely hard worker, and is very reliable. He is often referenced by his classmates as “someone to look up to.” Keep being the person everyone looks up to, Grant! Congratulations!