Northwest NEWS

June 24, 2002

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Maile Marshall named one of Eastside Journal's top grads

Cedarcrest's Maile Marshall (pronounced M i l ee) has been named one of Eastside Journal's Top Grads for 2002 in Leadership. On Thursday, May 23, she accepted her award at a ceremony held at the Bellevue Club honoring top grads in 10 categories. Graduating seniors are nominated by advisors and staff from all 25 Eastside schools.
   A panel of judges sorts through the hundreds of nominations received. Essays the nominees write as well as other criteria are judged and the top seniors in each category are picked.
   Maile is excited about winning, although leadership roles are nothing new to this graduate. She was ASB president in 8th grade and in her sophomore year became the youngest person to serve on Cedarcrest's ASB committee. She was a freshman when she ran against an upperclassman and won. Maile was junior class president and served as ASB president this year as a senior.
   She is involved in track and volleyball, and on the track's high jump team where she placed first in league and second in district.
   Maile is a member of the honors society and will graduate with a 3.8 grade point average.
   As a volunteer, Maile helps annually with the school's food drive, helps organize the annual blood drive and even tutors in the Parade Home School program. Recently, she organized the first ever Mr. CHS contest.
   Her senior project was titled, "How to Run an Effective Student Government." She hopes to have it published some day.
   "It was a legacy, my gift to the school to help the ASB and the school body," she said. Her goal as ASB president was to build tradition and school spirit.
   On the day we met, she had just been named prom princess and was looking forward to the senior prom on Saturday night.
   Maile has lived in Duvall all of her life, has three sisters and both her parents, Susie and Don are teachers. She credits them with her drive and says they encouraged her to reach higher.
   After graduation, Maile plans to attend Gonzaga, where she has been accepted into the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. Maile hopes to go into events planning or public relations.
   "I want to make change and see the benefits," she said.
   Obviously, she's off to a good start.