Kiwanis honors ‘hard working’ Kamiak student

Feb 26, 2014
Courtesy of: Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo Mary Meagher, a Kamiak High School junior, was named Kiwanis Club's Student of the Month for February.

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo recently honored Kamiak High School’s Mary Meagher as the February Student of the Month.

Meagher, a junior, maintains a 3.5 GPA and has taken three honors and/or AP classes so far, and is projecting to have completed four by graduation.

School organizations are one of Meagher’s passions – she’s involved in nine Kamiak clubs, committees and other extracurricular groups.

She has been a Key Club member since her freshman year and is the co-secretary of the club.

“Mary is a unique student who is not easily forgotten,” said Jennifer Mease, Key Club adviser and Mary’s chemistry teacher. “She takes her time to think things through and then always gives an insightful comment, question or opinion.

“She carries herself with confidence and is a hard worker.”

Meagher has also been a member of Knights in Action and Academic Coaches for three years, as well as on the Youth New Beginnings Event Student Council and the Play it Forward Planning Committee.

“My participation on all of these committees have helped me with event planning, and to expand my knowledge of organizations and increased my way of thinking when coming up with ideas for various events,” Meagher said.

She’s also been a member in Spanish Club, Tri-M Honor Society, SKMEA Solo Ensemble and Kamiak High School Choir.

“Mary is a highly dedicated student who is dependable, kind and hard working,” said choir teacher Nancy Duck. “She is an asset to any class.”

Outside of school life, Meagher is extremely active in her church. She has been involved in Girls Camp for three years, and has even served as a youth camp leader.

Mary has also served in the Young Women’s Organization for the past three years, where she has been a counselor, president, secretary and even earned a Personal Progress certificate.

She was the first one to memorize all 25 phrases from the New Testament last year in her Latter-day Saints church seminary class.

For two years, she also participated in Sea Scouts and attended the Brigham Young University Education Week.

“Mary, a quiet presence with an involved spirit,” said AP U.S. history teacher John Hansen. “A delightful young lady.”

Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. For more information, visit www.kiwanis.org.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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