The Merrill Noon Optimists have chosen senior Logan Humphrey as the September Youth Optimist of the Month. Logan was nominated by Ms. Michelle Heeg and Ms. Jill Rothrock Hark.
Ms. Rothrock Hark comments that, “Logan is truly one of my favorite Big Brothers due to the enthusiasm and positive attitude that he brings to mentoring his school based ‘little brother.’ The match between Logan and his little brother is one of my longest and most successful matches because Logan puts a lot of thought into what activities he can do with his little. When participating in the Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser, Logan also took his little brother’s biological brother (who is also a little in the program) to bowl as his Big Sister was unable to bowl that day. I believe that Logan stands out from the crowd and deserves to be recognized because I truly feel like he is helping out in his school and community because he enjoys it; I believe the desire to help has been instilled by family values. Logan is one of the few high school students in my program that stops by to fill me in on his match without me having to ask, and I’m always happy to see him – he is a pleasant, happy young man.”
Ms. Heeg states that, “Logan has an incredible attitude. He is always looking to volunteer and is a great asset to all the organizations that he is involved in. Logan is positive and hardworking, he volunteers because he enjoys it, not for the recognition. He is always someone that can be counted on to get the job done.”
Logan is a current member of the Octagon Club – Vice President, Youth Apprenticeship – MHS Nurse’s Office, National Honors Society – Secretary, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, FFA and has been involved with the Cross Country Team, Link Leader A-Team, and a tutor for Social Studies and Algebra.
Outside of school Logan has volunteered at Grandpa’s Farm, Special Olympics, Bowl for Kids Sake, Washington Enrichment, St. John Coffee and Conversation, Pine Crest, Optimist Cheese Curd Stand, Kate Goodrich Parent Night and Carnival volunteer, Salvation Army Bell Ringer, St. John Fair Stand and mows the church lawn, Merrill Community Garden, Park and Rec Elementary Easter Egg Hunt and has participated in the Kolor Run and Colorama Bike Ride.
After graduation, Logan plans to start college at UW-Marathon and graduate with a health or science degree. He is the son of Jim and Denise Humphrey.