Molly Weix has been chosen for the February Youth Optimist of the Month. She was nominated by her school counselor, Mrs. Alexandra Libby.
Mrs. Libby states, “Molly is truly one of the kindest students I know. She always has a smile on her face, has a great attitude, and is willing to help in whatever way possible. As a Link Crew advisor I have seen Molly go out of her way to be inclusive to freshmen and making sure that those in her group feel welcome. She also works in the main office, and when she has down time in this role she is often offering to help the Student Services office in whatever way possible.”
Mrs. Libby also comments, “Molly is such a positive light at the high school. Whether it be to peers, underclassmen, staff members, or those in the community; she is enthusiastic, kind and optimistic. She brings something special to the sports she participates in by being a positive, supportive team member that never gives up. Merrill High School is lucky to have her as a student, and she is sure to be a positive influence at UW-Oshkosh next year!”
School activities that Molly participates in include volleyball, basketball, softball, Link Crew, Student Council, German, and Friends and Leadership Group. She has received the Merrill Softball Teammate Award, Volleyball Varsity Letter, Basketball Varsity Letter, Softball Varsity Letter; she was Homecoming Princess and was also on the prom court. She helped her volleyball team become sectional champions, regional champions, conference champions, and state qualifiers and her softball team become regional champions.
Outside of school, Molly is active as a volleyball coach, Big Sister, Make A Difference Day volunteer, Merrill Fastpitch Softball player, Medford Storm Volleyball Club player, Octagon Club member, Special Olympics volunteer, St. Francis Youth Group member, fish fry and fair stand volunteer, and National Youth Catholic Conference participant.
After high school graduation, Molly plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to pursue her career in nursing. She is the daughter of Mark and Debbie Weix.