MARYSVILLE – Maggie Schaffler and Aaron Kalab of Marysville-Pilchuck are the Marysville Kiwanis-Soroptimist Club Students of the Month for September.
Kalab, who has a 4.0 grade point average, wants to get into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and later become a civil engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers.
He is very involved in sports, but still finds time for community service. He’s been involved in the Miracle on State Street; Hoops for Hope; basketball camps at M-P and in Italy; a church camp counselor; built houses for Housing Hope; volunteered at the food bank; and worked with a homeless shelter in Lake Stevens. He also was an inaugural LINK Crew leader on the first day of school this year, an effort to help freshmen and reduce bullying.
In sports, in tennis he was named MVP, first team All-Wesco and captain. In basketball he was named captain, most improved, coaches’ award and most inspirational, along being All-Wesco honorable mention. He’s received the WIAA Academic Student Athlete Award for three years. Kalab’s been an ASB ambassador and officer, along with sophomore class representative. A National Honor Society member, he’s also been Math Student of the Year.
As to how he wants to be remembered in high school, he said that, “I was there for people.”
Schaffler also has a 4.0 gpa. She is active in cheerleading, twice qualifing for the National Cheerleaders Association All-American Team. For community service, three years she has been part of the Lil Tommie Cheer Camp. She also has volunteered for three years with the Big Buddy program at Kellogg Marsh Elementary.
Like Kalb, she has taken many college-level courses.
For leadership, she is the president of the National Honor Society and previously was a class officer her freshman and sophomore years.
She plays on the varsity tennis team and received the Best Ceramics award at the M-P art show.
She also works at Altitude Trampoline Park.