Contributed photo                                 Rotary Students of the Month for February and March include (left to right) Cole Anderson and Camryn Kloes (Cascade High); Holly Kusler and Kimberly Placido (Everett High); and Fernanda Perez Vasquez and Justis Billsborough (Sequoia High).

Contributed photo Rotary Students of the Month for February and March include (left to right) Cole Anderson and Camryn Kloes (Cascade High); Holly Kusler and Kimberly Placido (Everett High); and Fernanda Perez Vasquez and Justis Billsborough (Sequoia High).

Rotary honors six Students of the Month

Rotary honors six Students of the Month

The Rotary Club of Everett honored six Students of the Month for February and March. Bad weather in February forced postponement of that month’s ceremonies.

Students were recognized for their accomplishments and their promise.

Cascade High School student Camryn Kloes has a passion for the environment and for special need students. She plans to study environmental science and special education at Western Washington University.

Cole Anderson is the voice of Cascade. His enthusiasm carries over as a cheerleader for the past three years and as a member of the leadership class this year. He too plans to attend Western.

Everett High School student Kimberly Placido is an AVID student and leader in the black student union and international student clubs who helped coordinate one of the best Martin Luther King Day assemblies to date.

Holly Kusler is Everett High’s ASB president. Holly plans to study English at Liberty University in Virginia and work as a teacher.

Sequoia High School student Fernanda Perez Vasquez carries a full load of classes each term, works every weekend and cares for her 2-year-old daughter. She plans to study medicine at Everett Community College and ultimately become a doctor.

In addition to school work, Sequoia student Justis Billsborough works many hours each week and enjoys drawing in his spare time.

Explorer orchestra invited to national festival

The advanced orchestra from Explorer Middle School was one of six middle schools from around the country invited to participate in the annual National Orchestra Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in March. It was an opportunity for students to broaden their perspectives and world views and to grow in independence, confidence and social skills, said orchestra teacher Robin Enders.

City of Marysville                                 Jodi Hiatt

City of Marysville Jodi Hiatt

Jodi Hiatt is Marysville’s newest Volunteer of the Month

Jodi Hiatt is the president and chief ambassador of the Marysville Strawberry Festival, where she has volunteered since 1999. As Maryfest’s current president, Hiatt is an ambassador for the city and attends dozens of summer festival events throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, where she promotes Maryfest events and the Marysville community.

Hiatt also has volunteered countless hours to other local nonprofits over the past 25 years. Among them are Pennies for Puppies, Marysville Handmade and Homegrown Street Festival, the Marysville Historical Society and Red Curtain Arts Center. Other volunteers appreciate that Hiatt steps up to take on challenges and to create a culture of teamwork, according to a news release.

Cheer winners

The Washington State Cheerleading Coaches Association cheer competition was held at Kamiak High School.

Kamiak student winners:

Alexia Bravo, Kaitlin Harrison, Danielle Manahan and Siobhan Mukomela: second place, beginning stunt.

Baohan Vo: First, band dance

Kyler Lien: third, cheer.

Mariner High School winners:

Victor Cruz: first place, co-ed stunt division; first, band dance, third, cheer.

JaSyrie Darby: first hip-hop and individual overall (non tumbling).

Melanie Vue: first, co-ed stunt division.

Reggie Bright: first, co-ed stunt division.

Jahee Nelson: first, co-ed stunt division.

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