Marysville Getchell High School students Skyleigh Morrison and David Samaniego were recognized for their school involvement and academic achievement as they were named as the September students of the month.

The award is given out to a boy and a girl by the Marysville Soroptimist and Kiwanis clubs to recognize exceptional students each month.

Skyleigh Morrison has been involved in a number of different school activities at Marysville Getchell High School.

Throughout her high school career she has been a part of DECA. At the marketing and business club she has helped run stands during school orientation, fundraising efforts and football games.

At her marketing operations class she has also helped run the student store, which sells apparel, food and beverages.

“We operate the store ourselves and help handle inventories and supply orders,” she wrote.

Since Skyleigh was a sophomore she has been a class representative. She was a senior class cabinet member where she helped plan events such as prom, the senior cruise and other dances.

In her advanced leadership class she has also helped to plan advertisements and decorations for events and organize assemblies.

Athletically Skyleigh plays varsity softball.

She is also an athletic coordinator member and helps plan school sports events. At local Little League Softball tournaments Skyleigh has volunteered and help put up and take down equipment at the fields.

She has also been an AVID tutor and helped students with math.

Her goal is to pursue a degree a psychology and said she will be the first person in her immediate family to get a four-year degree.

“My ultimate goal is to help others understand their illnesses and overcome them,” she wrote.

David Samaniego is an International School of Communications student.

He is involved in many of his passions at school, including being a part of the Latin Club for the last four years and serving as the Consul (the president position) of the club for the last two.

On the National Latin Exam David received a perfect score.

In the Junior Classical League competitions he was also a frequent award winner, receiving first place in intermediate Certamen and second place in Roman History.

Last year in the league he received first place in Latin Grammar and first place in Latin Reading Comprehension.

At Getchell he has also been a part of the Writing for Publication Club for the past four years, and served as the lead editor for the past three.

He was also the director of the Murder Mystery Night.

Other groups he is involved in include the National Honor Society, the Principal Advisory Committee and is a member of the planning team for the Decade of Chaos (a 10th anniversary event for Getchell).

Outside of school, David is a longtime Eagle Scout, including serving as the patrol leader for three years and as the senior patrol leader.

He has been an Order of the Arrow representative and served as a quartermaster.

David hopes to go to a university next year where he plans to major in education and minor in Latin.

Eventually he wants to become a school teacher.

“I want to help students in their journeys toward success as my teachers have helped me,” he said.

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