Mark Mallett, a St. Joseph High School student, was chosen as an Optimist Club Teen of the Month. He is the son of Joe and Teresa Mallett. He is a member of Optimist International, the National Honor Society, Safety Council, captain of the basketball team, and a member of the golf team. He plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas, where his major will be pre-dental. He plans to later attend the University of Tennessee at Memphis for dental school.

Jennifer Hegeman, St. Joseph High School student, was chosen as an Optimist Club Teen of the Month. She is the daughter of Brad and Lisa Hegeman. She is secretary of her school’s National Honor Society, a member of Junior Optimist Octagon International, and on the basketball and soccer teams. 

She plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas, where her major will be physical therapy. She plans to become a pediatric physical therapist.