Marysville Getchell High School seniors Skyla Tran and Jenasis Lee were recognized for their work in the community as December Students of the Month.
The Marysville Soroptimist and Kiwanis clubs honor two students each month from the Marysville area for a combination of academic excellence, volunteer service and for involvement in their schools.
Skyla Tran is a Getchell student who attends Everett Community College and is on track to graduate with an associate degree through the Running Start program.
During her junior year of high school she was recognized for her academic success from the college for maintaining a 4.0 GPA through the entire year.
She is a CDS notetaker at the college, providing notes for the college's center of disability services which support students who have disabilities.
This year she has been a virtual volunteer for the Word of Thanks program. As part of the initiative she sent out encouraging emails and handwritten letters to frontline workers at the beginning of the pandemic.
As part of the FIRST Lego League she has helped bring students together around creating robotics and getting through engineering challenges.
In 2019 she was a mentor and team leader of a group of elementary and middle school students who she helped through the program.
She received the 'Research Award' for helping to develop a project plan and then helping complete the plan.
Since 2020 she has also run her own Etsy shop online, learning marketing and business skills.
Marysville Getchell High School senior Jenasis Lee has helped organize school events for a long time, including working as an interviewer and editor of her yearbook at Marysville Middle School.
In high school she has served as the Advertisement Coordinator with the Marysville Getchell High School and has also been the ASB Vice President, where she helped to organize events.
In her community she has also helped to host community events and interviews.
Jenasis serves as the president of the Black Student Union at Marysville Getchell High School as well. She was one of the main organizers of the Black Lives Matter march in Marysville that was held in June and brought out more than hundred people to Jennings Park.
At Marysville Getchell she is also a member of the Link Crew, which is a group that helps welcome students into the school, introduce new students to the community and supports incoming freshmen.