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January Students of the Month KeAnna Moon, left, and James Hollis during their award ceremony on Jan. 28 at the Marysville School District board meeting.

 

Marysville Mountain View and Arts and Technology High School students KeAnna Moon and James Hollis were recognized for their work as student leaders with the January Student of the Month award.

The award is given out by the Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimist clubs to honor local students.

KeAnna Moon is an active member of her school's ASB leadership, where she started in her freshman year as the class vice president.

Since then she has served as class president for three years in a row and also served as the secretary-treasurer for the executive board during her junior year.

At her school's DECA Club KeAnna has worked in the student store during lunches and a couple of the dances the school has hosted.

KeAnna also has volunteered at Sunnyside Elementary School for the past two years for their fall social.

"I just volunteered to help with the raffle. I collected the tickets and got it all set up," she said.

She has also worked with her classmates to help plan prom and organize school fundraisers.

KeAnna currently works as an AVID tutor where she helps sophomores put their resumes together.

Currently she has a 3.9 GPA.

After graduation KeAnna wants to attend Everett Community College to obtain her associate's degree and then go to a four-year university to study psychology.

James Hollis wants to become an engineer or technician, especially around in fields of electronics or robotics, and he has been learning about those subjects since he was in middle school.

"Back in middle school I started doing the First Lego League robotics in Cedarcrest Middle School," said James.

He stayed in that club until more advanced leagues were offered, such as the FIRST Tech Challenge he participated in while in grades 7, 8 and 9, and the FIRST Robotics Competition that he has entered for the last three years.

After moving to high school he continued to help younger students with their robotics.

"I also mentored for the [middle school] team after going into high school," Hollis said.

Since last summer he has been the vice president of his school's Neobots Robotics team and he competed in the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston with the team, where his alliance of teams placed fourth overall.

James is also a Running Start student who takes classes at Everett Community College and a student at the Sno-Isle Skill Center, where he is in the second year of their Electronics Engineering degree program.

At the program he builds, modifies and troubleshoots circuits while working with industry-standard soldering equipment and was Fall Student of the Quarter.

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