Trae Tingelstad, Evelyn Vega-Simpson are the February Students of the Month for Marysville

For their contributions to their schools and the community Trae Tingelstad and Evelyn Vega-Simpson are the Marysville February Students of the Month.

The award is given out by the local Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimist clubs to local students for their academic and community achievements.

Trae Tingelstad is a Marysville-Pilchuck High School senior who attends Everett Community College as part of the Running Start program.

Over the last four years Trae has been a leader in his class many times, as he was the class president during his freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years.

He has been part of ASB and leadership programs at his high school and middle school since 2014.

Trae also has been an active athlete, competing in track and tennis for his school since 2017. He has a varsity letter in each of the sports.

For his entire high school career Trae has also been part of the DECA Club, a group that focuses on learning business and marketing skills.

Since 2019 he has also been part of the Link Crew, a leadership group that does activities like helping new students get introduced to the school.

In 2020 Trae was also part of the National Honor Society and received an Achievement of Honor Roll Certificate.

He has taken many advanced course including Honors English, A.P. Us History, A.P. Calculus and A.P. Government and Politics.

Evelyn Vega-Simpson is also an M-PHS senior who is a part of the Running Start program.

She is involved at her school in activities like the M-PHS Band Council, in which she was treasurer during her junior year and vice-president during this year.

At the band council she helps run events, organize fundraisers, speak at events and helps to create new events.

Last year and this year she has helped in the creation of three videos with the band, who have not been able to perform concerts because of social distancing restrictions.

In her community Evelyn is involved in projects such as the Tulalip Youth Council, which she participated in from 2018 to 2019.

She served as the media coordinator and ran the council’s social media presence, as well as president of the Environmental Committee, where she ran events to improve the local environment.

During 2018 and 2019 she served as an administrative assistant summer intern for Tulalip’s Problem Gaming Program.

At Tenth Street Middle School, since 2019, she has helped tutor students in English and science.

In addition she is part of the National Honors Society and is part of the Everett Community College Honor Roll.

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