March Youth of the Month

Josh Madsen
Jasmine Lee

The Menomonie Optimist Club and the Dunn County Partnership for Youth are honoring two students from the Menomonie High School as the March Youth of the Month.

Despite the coronavirus limiting many activities, Dunn County youth continue to do amazing things, and the Menomonie Optimist Club continues to honor those achievements through its Youth of the Month program.

Menomonie Optimists honor Josh Madsen, senior at Menomonie High School, as a Youth of the Month. An Eagle Scout, Josh has been heavily involved in Boy Scouts throughout his school career and has attained Vigil Honor status in the Order of the Arrow. He regularly shares his scouting knowledge with younger scouts. Josh has also exhibited leadership talent through Student Council, LINK Crew and Spanish Club. Josh enjoys science and math courses, especially in the astrophysics and physics areas. He took part in a NASA virtual internship last summer, and hopes to follow that interest to a college degree in Aerospace Engineering or Astrophysics.

Jasmine Lee, a senior at Menomonie High School, is also an honored Optimist Youth of the Month. Jasmine has been regularly involved in theater productions during high school, and has volunteered at the Red Cedar Youth Theater Camp during summers.

Jasmine has served on several mission trips to Mexico, Nashville and Houston, helping build homes and other service to people in those locations. As part of her senior internship, she is serving as a Teacher Assistant at Menomonie Middle School. Jasmine plans to attend UW-River Falls to major in social work and minor in Spanish.

The Menomonie Optimist Club is meeting virtually during the pandemic, but continues to serve the youth of Dunn County through programs such as the Youth of the Month, Dictionary Program for all third graders in the county, and a scholarship program for the four school districts in Dunn County, and other youth-oriented activities.

Information provided by The Menomonie Optimists Club.