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 1st team twice and the All-State football 1st 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 OVAC All-Conference softball 1st teams three times each. Garcia is a one-time OVAC All-Conference volleyball team member.
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.