Two Marysville-Pilchuck High School students were honored for their academics, athletics and participation in their school.

Jeffery Richner and Macy Scallan received the December Student of the Month awards from the Marysville Soroptimist and Kiwanis clubs, who recognize a boy and a girl each month from Marysville who deserves recognition for their work.

Jeffery Richner was one of the students chosen this month for his work with the M-PHS band and athletics.

He has been on the cross country team for the last three years and he has been on the varsity team each year.

The team requires daily workouts and weekly meets that Jeffery has participated in.

During this year he was voted as captain of the team and during the last two years he has been given the “Tomahawk Ambassador” award, given to the member of the team that is the “greatest role model, leader and friend to the team."

Jeffery was also named as the “New Runner of the Year” during his sophomore year.

Before cross country Jeffery also participated in track and field from grades 8 through 11, where he was primarily a distance runner who did 400 to 3,200 meter runs.

He also was part of the varsity team in grades 10 and 11 and was given the “Tomahawk Team Award” which recognizes one of the most active leaders for the group.

For the past six years Jeffery has also been a part of various school bands, where he plays the flute.

Jeffery has played since 10th Street Middle School and during his junior year he passed an audition to join the wind ensemble of the M-PHS band.

With the ensemble he participates in concert performances, pep band and marching.

Macy Scallan has been involved in many different activities at her school and in her community as well.

She has been part of the leadership at M-PHS for grades 9 through 11, including serving as the freshman class president, sophomore elections commissioner and as an ASB ambassador during her junior year.

In addition to playing some school volleyball, she has played in club volleyball for a number of years and volunteered as a middle school volleyball referee.

For the last three years she has been part of the cheerleading team and is the cheer captain this year.

Macy is a part of the school’s National Honor Society, which she has been involved with for two years.

As part of the club she helps tutor students once a week.

She has also been a “Big Buddy” where, for the last three years, she has helped an elementary student once a week.

Many times in the past Macy has also served as a camp counselor, most recently in May at a fifth-grade camp.

Other volunteer activities including helping the Special Olympics held at her school and helping at a Boeing event held for children with disabilities where they could fly in small personal planes with volunteers.

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