Buntrock named Youth Optimist of the Month
The Noon Optimist Club has chosen Isaac Buntrock for the month of April. Isaac was nominated by Mrs. Amy Raddatz, Mr. Shannon Murray and Mr. Robert Klug. Mrs. Raddatz states, “Isaac has a quiet disposition which many people overlook for awards and recognition. In my classes, students engage in peer review and assessment of their classmates’ writing samples. Isaac is always kind and helpful with the feedback he offers others. This is difficult to achieve since writing is very personal and students are easily offended with feedback requiring improvement. He also receives suggestions with grace and dignity.” Mr. Murray comments that, “Isaac is an outstanding student, an accomplished student-athlete and a quiet, yet effective, leader at Merrill High School. Perhaps Isaacs’s greatest attribute is that he’s remained modest and true to himself through all of his accomplishments. He works very hard to be the best he can be, is very steady and solid, and makes others around him better as well.” Mr. Klug said, “Isaac is a hard working young man with a clear head on his shoulders. He’s a leader by example throughout school; he has the characteristics that I want my freshmen to emulate.”
Isaac has been enrolled in such classes as AP Calculus, AP Literature & Comp, Honors Physical Science, Honors Biology, AP Psychology and English 101/102. He has been involved in football, wrestling, track as well as Octagon Club, Link Crew, FFA and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
In his free time, Isaac is active with Special Olympics, Relay for Life, 5th grade class volunteering and camps for wrestling and football.
Isaac plans to attend UWSP to pursue elementary education. He is the son of Karen and Breck Buntrock.