Mr. and Ms. Monarch
Dereck Hess and Lauren Garcia have earned the title of Mr. and Ms. Monarch at John Marshall High School for the 2017-2018 school year.
While at JM, Hess lettered three times in football, twice in basketball and once in baseball. He secured a spot on the OVAC all-conference football first team twice and the all-state football first team once.
Garcia brought home a letter in volleyball and softball all four years she played for the Monarchs. Her performance on the softball diamond led to her being chosen to participate on the all-state and All-OVAC softball first teams three times each. She has been named captain of the All-Valley team for the past two seasons. Garcia is an All-OVAC selection in volleyball.
This annual award is based on a point system. Student-athletes get credit for participating on a team while in high school. They also get bonus points for earning a letter in a sport, being named to an all-state team, all-conference team, as well as their academic achievements.