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Marysville Students of the Month named for November

Marysville-Pilchuck High School seniors Kacie Ekdahl, left, and J. Owin Ell receive their Students of the Month certificates from Marysville Soroptimist member Rosie Reynaud on Dec. 9.  - Kirk Boxleitner
Marysville-Pilchuck High School seniors Kacie Ekdahl, left, and J. Owin Ell receive their Students of the Month certificates from Marysville Soroptimist member Rosie Reynaud on Dec. 9.
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MARYSVILLE — Marysville-Pilchuck High School seniors J. Owin Ell and Kacie Ekdahl have been named the Kiwanis and Soroptimist Students of the Month for November.

In 2012, Ell received a Certificate of Initial Mastery, WIAA Distinguished Scholastic Awards for the tennis and swim teams, and a WIAA Outstanding Scholastic Award for the tennis team. In 2013, he received the Achievement Award for Outstanding Junior, and won the boys award for the Marysville School District. Ell is tied for valedictorian with a GPA of 4.0.

Ell received the Letter Award in his sophomore, junior and senior years on the tennis team, and during his freshman, sophomore and junior years on the swim team. He also received the Letter Award for his sophomore and junior years of track.

In the community, Ell has served as a Committee Member and Life Member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation since 2010, as a special needs prom volunteer in 2012, and in 2010, as a volunteer referee for Everett Youth Hockey’s Squirt/Mite Division, as well assistant manager for the high school hockey team.

Ekdahl has a GPA of 3.992, has been on the Honor Roll since 2010, has been part of National Honor Society since 2012, was nominated for CTE Student of the Quarter in 2013, received an Achievement Award from the Freemasons in 2013, and was nominated to compete in the National Honor Society Scholarship Program for the 2013-14 school year.

Ekdahl has served in the Marysville Christmas toy drives, and the All-City and Letter Carrier food drives, since 2010. She has also volunteered on the Adopt-A-Street Program since 2011, at the Marysville Care Center in 2011, on the “I Heart Marysville” Project through the Marysville First United Church in 2012 and 2013, and in 2013, she took part in MLK Day through United Way’s Youth United, as well as in a variety of activities at Pinewood Elementary, and in the senior citizen dinner and play at M-PHS.

Ekdahl has served as secretary of the Freshman Class Council in 2010-11, the Volunteer Club in 2011-12, and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America from 2011-12. She’s served as president of the Volunteer Club since 2012, and of the National Honor Society in 2013, after serving as secretary of the latter organization from 2012-13.

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