Marysville-Pilchuck High School seniors Aaron Kalab and Maggie Schaffler were named as the September Students of the Month for their work in their community and at their school.
The award is given by the Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimists clubs each month to one boy and one girl to recognize local students.
Maggie Schaffler was recognized for her many leadership positions at the school and her volunteer efforts.
She has a 4.0 GPA currently with a course load that includes classes such as AP Calculus, AP Composition and Honors English I and II.
At Marysville-Pilchuck High School Maggie has held many positions throughout the last four years to help lead the school.
This includes being a freshman class officer, a sophomore class officer and the 2017 ASB Recognition Chair.
Maggie has also been the National Honors Society president at the school, a national honors club that is focused on community service.
Throughout her community Maggie has also been involved in a number of volunteer efforts.
She has been a volunteer for the last three years in the Big Buddy Program at Marysville’s Kellogg Marsh Elementary where she helped students there.
For the last three years she has also been part of the Lil Tommie Cheer camp at her school as well.
Through the You Gotta Love This Place program she has helped clean up local schools as well.
Athletically, Maggie has been a varsity cheerleader and a varsity tennis player.
She is a two-time qualifier for the National Cheerleaders Association All-American Team and a NCA All-American Team Nominee.
Aaron Kalab was honored for his schoolwork and his athletics.
Throughout the last few years Aaron has been both the JV basketball captain and the varsity basketball captain.
In 2017 he received the Most Improved Award and Aaron has received many other awards for his basketball team participation including the WIAA Academic Student Athlete Award, the Most Inspirational Award in 2018 and 2019, the Captain’s Award in 2019 and the Coach’s Award in 2019.
Aaron also does a lot of volunteering around basketball, including being a referee and coach at Hoops for Hope, supporting the M-PHS basketball camp and helping with a basketball camp in Italy.
He also plays tennis for the school. He was named First Team All-Wesco and the Most Valuable Player in 2018.
Academically, Aaron has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking classes such as AP Composition, AP Calculus and AP Comparative Politics.
In 2019 he was named Math Student of the Year.
At M-PHS Aaron has been an ASB Ambassador, ASB Officer and a sophomore class representative.
Throughout his community he has helped people by collecting and delivering presents for Miracle on State Street, being a church camp counselor and counting and collecting food for the local food bank.
Aaron wants to go to the United States Military Academy after graduating high school.