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Menomonie Optimists Name October Youth of the Month

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.


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