Marysville-Pilchuck High School seniors Leonardo Jaramillo and Grayce Federspiel were recognized for their academics and athletics. The two students were awarded the March Student of the Month awards.
Members of the Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimist clubs choose a boy and girl each month to honor from the local school district and then recognize those students at a school board meeting.
Students are chosen for a combination of their work in the community, their involvement in school activities and their academic achievements.
Leonardo Jaramillo has been a part of his school’s varsity soccer team for a couple of years now.
From 2015 to 2016 he played for Arlington High School and has played for Marysville-Pilchuck High School since then after transferring to Marysville. Since 2018 he has been the varsity soccer team captain. Last year he was also named First Team All-Wesco for soccer as well.
He describes himself as a good communicator, organized, detailed and someone who has leadership skills.
He was chosen to be the Senior Class President, a role he has been serving in since 2018 where he can help organize events and other initiatives for the student body of the school.
Last year Leonardo also spent a couple of months volunteering for the Marysville Community Food Bank.
Grayce Federspiel is also involved in the leadership at Marysville-Pilchuck High School as she is the Senior Class Vice President.
Since 2017 she has also been part of the school’s National Honor Society, an honor society group focused on volunteerism.
This year she is serving as the school’s National Honor Society president.
She was involved in athletics at her school from 2015 to 2017, including being part of the junior varsity soccer team and the junior varsity tennis team.
Grayce has done a lot of volunteer work within the community, including helping out at Grove Elementary, Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries and Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation.
Currently Grayce works at Seattle Premium Outlets, at Express, where she is a Sales Lead at the store.
Previously she also worked at the mall for Calvin Klein where she was a sales associate.
Grayce plans to graduate this spring from Marysville-Pilchuck and begin college soon.
“I plan on attending a four-year university and continuing my education by getting a degree in business,” she said.