Sophie Voss, daughter of David and Jennifer Voss, has been selected as February’s Youth Optimist of the Month. Voss is a senior at Menomonie High School and has been very active in her academics, extracurricular activities and community service throughout her high school career.
Voss is the president of the National Honor Society, an AP Scholar with distinction, Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program, and has been named on the High Honor Roll each term. Sophie works hard to acquire a well-rounded array of knowledge, while also maintaining her 4.0 GPA.
Sophie is a both a national and regional delegate for Girl Scouts and is actively working to finish her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The project is an inspirational and educational video on Type 1 Diabetes. She is involved in earning the Global Education Awareness Certificate (GEAC) where her service project is to raise funds for an organization that provides insulin to children in foreign countries.
From her belief that helping others is an essential part of living in a community, Sophie has completed more than 200 community service hours. Voss is an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and is often seen volunteering by reading at mass. She is a volunteer at the information desk at Mayo Clinic in Menomonie and works at the Menomonie Public Library.
Voss is a team captain for Forensics and has earned a perfect score in the Storytelling category at the state competition each year of her high school career thus far. Voss also competes and succeeds on the Academic Decathlon and Science Olympiad teams.
While she is still considering all of her options for her undergraduate education as well as waiting on scholarships, Voss is determined to attend medical school after college to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a medical doctor. Voss plans to major in either biology or chemistry or a subfield of one of these two fields.
Voss’ enthusiasm and zest for life is contagious, and she is proud to be named February’s Youth Optimist of the Month.