Marysville-Pilchuck High School students Emily Anderson and Brielle Sydow were recognized for their involvement in their school as October Students of the Month.
The monthly award is presented to local students for their community and school engagement by the Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimist clubs.
Emily Anderson is involved in a variety of different activities at her school while maintaining a 3.929 GPA, making her ranked fourth in her class.
Since her junior year she has been part of the swim team and was recognized for maintaining a high GPA while participating in swim.
She made districts this year and also won the “Iron Woman” award at one of her meets this year.
Emily has also served as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the M-PHS pool where she instructed swimming lessons, became trained in swimming safety and enforced rules and regulations.
From freshman year to junior year she also participated in the M-PHS tennis team.
She volunteered with the M-PHS band to help fill out the drum line and self-taught herself concert band percussion music.
Last year she won a “Most Improved Musician” award with the M-PHS band program.
During 10th Street Middle School band concerts she has also volunteered for setting up and taking down equipment for the performances there.
At the school production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” she volunteered her time assisting with the lighting for the play.
As part of National Honor Society she has assisted with fundraisers and helped tutor students in math, science, English, Spanish and history.
Brielle Sydow was recognized for her academic achievement and extra-curricular activities such as dance.
She is ranked first in her class with a perfect 4.0 GPA as well as scoring in the 94th percentile in the SAT.
For the last seven years she has been part of her school’s band, including six years of 0-period Jazz Band.
At Elizabeth’s Dance Dimensions she has been learning dance and teaching dance for a long time.
Dance is something that Brielle has been doing for 14 years now.
She teaches a variety of styles to children ages 6 to 17, as well as evaluating students and working with parents in scheduling.
At the dance school she is a choreographer and part of the high-level senior competitive team.
In 2017 she was voted “Most Inspirational” by faculty and students.
As a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Brielle has also served as an M-PHS lifeguard and swim instructor.
During her time as an instructor she taught students ages 3 to 12 basic swimming and survival skills.
She is a part of her school’s National Honor Society and volunteers through them. Last summer she spent more than 70 hours volunteering with international exchange students.