GCHS Students of the Month - October
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Robin Willscheidt and Alex Marr-Sorensen have been named the Grand County High School Students of the Month for October.

Marr-Sorensen, a senior, is the son of Marc Hayes.

In school, Marr-Sorensen has been involved in the Chemistry Olympics and the Science Olympiad. Last year he helped the GCHS team win three trophies in the Chemistry Olympics.

He said his passion for English led him to enroll in a college English class this semester.

Outside school, Marr-Sorensen has been involved in a variety of community service projects through Upward Bound. 

After graduating high school, Marr-Sorensen plans to move to North Carolina and establish residency before applying to Durham Tech Community College. He plans to ultimately transfer to the University of North Carolina. 

Willscheidt, a junior, is the daughter of Danette Johnson and Kirk Pearson. 

In school, Willscheidt has been active in softball, tennis, swim team, debate, and mountain biking. She has performed in the GCHS fall musical for the past three years and is a member of the National Honor Society. 

Willscheidt has received varsity letters for swim team, debate, and tennis and was named Most Outstanding Female Swimmer and Most Spirited award in softball. 

Outside school, Willscheidt has worked as a volunteer for local nonprofit group Wabi-Sabi and remains a student board member of the WabiSabi board. She has also helped as a volunteer for the Moab Free Health Clinic, the Grand County Public Library, and the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo. 

She works as a lifeguard at the Moab Recreation and Aquatics Center, as a contributing writer for the Moab Times-Independent newspaper and as a private swim instructor.

After high school, Willscheidt plans to attend a university to study architecture and foreign language.

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