Kiwanis recognizes Mariner senior for leadership, community service

By Ron Johnson | Jun 06, 2012
The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo’s May Student of the Month is Ashley Alday. The club recently recognized Ashley for her accomplishments in and out of school.

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo recently named Ashley Alday, a senior at Mariner High School, as the May Student of the Month.

Ashley is a senior at Mariner High School. Her 3.6 GPA ranks her 31st out of a class of 386. In her time at Mariner, she has attended six AP or Honors classes.

She has been a member of the National Honor Society and the Key Club for the last two years. This year, she co-chaired the Graduation Advisory Board.

In addition to serving her school, Ashley has served her community by providing childcare for the Hands of Hope Food Bank, volunteering the last two years with Special Olympics and the last year with the Youth Action Team.

Here is what some of her teachers and advisers have to say about this young woman:

“Ashley is a strong student and a delightful young lady,” said math teacher Kerry Lamus. “She is accountable for learning the material, hard-working, and has a subtle and quick mind.

“Besides being a good student, she is a delight to be around as she is well-liked by all. I am glad she is in my pre-calculus class.”

Senior Class adviser Sue Metzler said Ashley is a dedicated student and cares about others.

“As co-chair of the Graduation Advisory Board, she has kept things organized this year, plus she has breathed new life into GAB with innovative ideas,” Metzler said.

“Ashley has a positive, outgoing and strong leader,” said Family and Consumer Science teacher Sarah McCoy. “She comes to class prepared and always has a great smile on her face. She is definitely someone with a bright future ahead!”

Special education/Life Skills teacher Carolyn Rudio said Ashley is sensitive to the needs and feelings of others, and is dedicated to working with the special needs students.

“Ashley is a peer tutor in the Life Skills I classroom,” Rudio said. “She is caring and respectful and interacts with all students regardless of their handicapping conditions.

“Ashley has had a positive impact on the students she has worked with and has modeled appropriate behavior and interaction with special needs students for other peer tutors. Ashley is well mannered and courteous and a pleasure to have in class.”

Key Club adviser Linda McDonald said Ashley has been a joy to have at the club’s meetings and various functions throughout the year.

“We can always count on this go-getter to be first to a sign-up sheet or the one who picks up the slack for fellow club members who might not always be available,” McDonald said.

“She brings a wonderful energy, always with a smile and always ready to help. As this year winds down I am saddened to realize our club is losing a great contributor, but I’m sure Ashley will continue to serve well beyond her high school years.”

“And yes, Ashley, you’re my favorite!”

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