Left to right, Ava West, Lucas Keller and Jake Everly
Lucas Keller, Student Body Vice President at Deer Park High School is a member of several clubs including DECA, Key Club, and Link Crew.  He is also a well-regarded member of the Varsity Football team and said he has had a passion for football since grade school.  He credits the team work of football as a positive effect in his life.  He hopes to attend a school with D-3 football and a good Pre-med program.  He is looking at the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran.  His goal is to be a pediatrician and make a difference in people’s lives.  His father, Eric, is with the Deer Park District of DNR and his mother is a pharmacist. He ended by thanking the club for selecting him as Student of the Month.
Riverside High School’s student of the month is Ava West.  Ava is the second student in her family to represent Riverside High School.  Her sister, Paige, was January Student of the Month in 2017. Ava is taking AP classes and is a tri-sport athlete competing in soccer, basketball and tennis. She said she is blessed with an amazing supportive family at home and a second family at school. Ava said the teachers at Riverside work with students to help them achieve their goals and she feels Ken Russell, the new Superintendent at Riverside, has energized the school.  She sees more students at games and more school spirit.  Outside of school, Ava is involved in her church youth group. She has traveled to Mexico with them to build houses and spends a week each year in service at Camp Spaulding helping where needed.  Ava’s future goal is to be an architect.
Jake Everly is Mary Walker’s October student of the month.  Jake has one brother who is a sixth grader at Mary Walker, his father is a policeman in Spokane and his mother is a stay at home mom. When introducing Jake, Bob Lockhert told us that Jake is very personable.  Jake’s favorite classes are sports and metal shop.  He is a member of the varsity football and baseball teams at Mary Walker, as well as involved in leadership activities there.  Jake filled us in on all of the activity at school as they get ready for Homecoming.  Jake and his family have a family farm and Jake personally takes responsibility for 60 of those acres.  He raises cattle and has cut hay and is looking to plant some of it in wheat next year.  He plans to go to Spokane Community College, get his CDL which will be very helpful to him in his goal of being a full-time farmer.