Hope Certa-Werner and Alex Hughes, juniors at Superior High School, were selected Youth Optimists for November.

Certa-Werner is involved in National Honor Society and Podcast Club. She frequently volunteers at Faith United Methodist Church, and works at Hardees and Harbor House Crisis Shelter. She is the daughter of Barb and Joel Certa-Werner, and has three older siblings, Thanael, Julianna and Hannah.

After high school, Certa-Werner plans on attending college in La Crosse. She would like to pursue a career in neuropsychology.

Hughes is involved in Youth Leadership. He also plays soccer, wrestles, and plays the saxophone in the SHS band. He also serves at his church and is very active in it as well. He is the son of Dee and Allen Hughes, and has an older sister, Hannah.

He would like to attend a four-year college. He may follow in his parents' footsteps, who are both physician assistants. Or, he might want to become a police officer.

Both students have the opportunity to apply for the Youth Optimist Scholarship and Service Award.