Students Mackensie Connelly and Parker Devereux were recognized for their athletic and academic achievements with the November Students of the Month award.
The award is given out by the Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimist clubs each month to students who put a lot of work into being part of their community.
Mackensie Connelly is a Marysville-Pilchuck High School student who has taken a course load that includes honors English, college Algebra, AP Composition and AP U.S. History.
In her sophomore year of school she was a Homecoming Court Winner and received the M-PHS Most Spirited award.
She has been an ASB officer in her sophomore and junior year and is now the ASB president in her senior year.
Active in soccer, Connelly has been an honorable mention All-Wesco member for girls varsity soccer for three years and has served as the varsity soccer captain.
In her community she has also worked as a youth soccer referee with the Pilchuck Soccer Alliance and has supported a high school girls soccer camp and was a U9 Girls Rec Soccer coach.
Connelly also played basketball for one year where she was named the “Most Inspirational” on her team. She was also a coach at Hoops for Hope.
At M-PHS she was a Link Crew leader. Link Crew is a program that helps students transition to new schools.
Volunteer work outside of her school includes counting and collecting toys for the ‘Miracle on State’ toy drive and helping collect food for local food drives.
Parker Devereux is also an M-PHS student and also an Everett Community College student.
Currently he has a 4.0 GPA at both schools.
Devereux’s athletic achievements go back far as he took part in the Washington Open Taekwondo Championship for four years.
In 2007 he received a gold medal and he took home a silver medal in 2008, 2009 and 2010
Since 2007 Devereux has taken part on baseball teams, from little league to current varsity teams at his school.
He has also been involved in basketball teams at his school and volunteered as an assistant basketball coach for middle schoolers.
His team has received the District 1 Wesco championship twice.
This year Devereux has also been the varsity tennis team captain and has competed at tennis the last four years.
He has volunteered to help at a tennis camp for younger players as well.
Outside of athletics Devereux is also involved in other parts of his school, such as the M-PHS band and the National Honor Society.
He has helped with campus cleanup projects with You Gotta Love This Place in the past.
Devereux has also been a part of his school’s leadership that sets up and plans school events.
In his community Devereux also volunteers for events, such as supporting the Eagle Wings Talent Shot.