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Getchell students honored for excellence

MG students Lester-Jedric Flores and Daniela Castro are named December Students of the Month


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Daniela Castro

Two seniors from the Marysville Getchell Academy of Construction and Engineering were recognized for their academics and participation in their school.

Daniela Castro and Lester-Jedric Flores were honored with the December Student of the Month awards last month from the Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimist clubs.

Castro is involved in many different activities at her school. She has been the president of the Spanish Club and the AVID Club, and has been an ASB cabinet member and a Key Club member.

Athletically, she has also been a part of her school's tennis team and participated in her school's soccer, basketball, badminton and flag football intramural activities.

At the local YMCA she has volunteered during Military Night and assisted local elderly residents in picking weeds from their gardens.

At her church she has served food at a soup kitchen and volunteered at classes for younger kids for the past five years.

Castro also placed first in a Bible Competition at the Seventh Day Adventist Church last year.

During many recent years on Christmas morning Castro has helped serve breakfast for the homeless in Seattle.

She also volunteers at local schools, such as the Big Buddy program at Sunnyside Elementary and the at freshman open houses at Marysville Middle School and Marysville Getchell High School.

During 9th and 10th grade she won her school's Student of the Month award.

Castro has worked as a job shadow for a psychologist in the past and wrote that she is interested in forensic science, theology, hiking and exploring.

Lester-Jedric Flores is the current Battalion Commanding Officer of the school district's Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Previously he served as the Operations Officer.

As part of the program Flores has competed on the unarmed drill team, armed drill team, color guard, academic team, physical fitness team and holds varsity letters for many of those teams as well.

Flores has served as part of the color guard for more than 30 local events through the program.

In addition to training with NJROTC, Flores has completed more than 150 study hours of Navy Non-Resident Training Courses.

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Lester-Jedric Flores

For more than nine years at the Naval Station Everett Smokey Point Chapel he has volunteered as a lector/reader, band musician and choir vocalist.

He takes Advanced Placement classes like Language and Composition, Literature and Calculus and currently holds a 4.0 GPA.

At his school he is part of the National Honor Society, where he served as recognition coordinator last year, part of the Engineering Club, where he serves as community service coordinator, and is the Senior Class President.

He is also part of the school's cross country and track and field teams.

Flores volunteers as part of the Charger Clean-Up Crew, the Marysville Sno-Isle Library and the Marysville Community Food Bank.


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