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Duong, Koty named students of the month


Two Marysville-Pilchuck High School students, Steven Duong and Laura Koty, were recognized for their academics and school participation with the September Student of the Month Award.

The award is given out by the Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimist club to local Marysville students who are active in their community and school.

Steven Duong is a high school senior who currently holds a 3.75 GPA. On top of his GPA he has also taken or currently taking numerous Advanced Placement classes such as chemistry, composition, literature, statistics and calculus.

Last year he received the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence.

In each of his years in high school Steven has been a part of his student government. He served as Freshmen Vice President, as well as being a cabinet member his sophomore year, a special events coordinator last year and the Parliamentarian this year.

Steven has also been active in athletics every year so far in high school. He has participated in M-PHS’ Cross Country and Wrestling teams each year.

Last year he earned an honorable mention for WSWCA’s Academic Athlete award for wrestlers.

He is an active member of the First Lutheran Church of Bothell.

Steven been a volunteer at many local events as well. He was the chair of a senior citizens play and dinner last year as well as being a representative for a leadership camp, a Homecoming committee member and part of the planning committee for the Special Needs Prom at M-PHS.

Laura Koty is a high school senior who is currently sixth in her class. At M-PHS she has a GPA of 3.993 and at Everett Community College she has a 4.0 GPA.

Laura has spent a lot of time volunteering in her community. She volunteers at the Marysville Community Food Bank, as a participant and an usher at the Charity Dance Project and as a volunteer dance participant and the Homegrown Festival.

At the Immaculate Conception Parish she is an active member of her community where she participates as an altar server and as a teaching assistant.

She also volunteered at the M-PHS Art Show.

At the M-PHS Drama Club Laura has had an active role for many years as well. She has served as past secretary and treasurer.

She had roles in the plays “Return to the Land of Sweets” and “The Nutcracker” and was an assistant choreographer for “Mary Poppins.”

She was at a National Youth Leadership Forum last year, where she was a nominee in the “Business Innovation Eight Days to Startup” category.

Laura has participated in many other activities in her school, including being a National Honor Society member and being part of the M-P Marching Alliance and the M-P Color Guard.


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