Continuing their long practice of recognizing Dunn County’s outstanding youth,
Menomonie Optimists named Meghan Prochnow of Menomonie High School as
the October Youth of the Month.
Meghan Prochnow is a student leader at Menomonie High School. She is a
member of Student Council, plays on the volleyball team, where she is captain,
and the soccer team. Meghan takes part in Menomonie’s challenging Global
Scholar program, which includes a requirement for a major project. Meghan is
working on a Walk for Water project, to raise funds for a well in a disadvantaged
country. Meghan serves as president of the National Honor Society, the Spanish
Club, and is co-president of the Future Business Leaders of America. She will
probably attend Iowa State University, planning to major in event planning and
In addition to recognizing outstanding Youth of the Month, the Menomonie
Optimist Club also provides dictionaries to every third grader in Dunn County,
stages the Menomin Meander bike ride for families, and does projects at Hoffman
Hills State Recreation Area.