Margaret Marks, 2008 graduate of A&M Consolidated High School, has received the 2012 George Pepperdine Award for Outstanding Student Achievement from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. The award is given annually to the top overall performing member of the graduating senior class. The award was announced at the university's 2012 Graduation Banquet preceding graduation ceremonies in April.
The recipient of the award is the student who "best demonstrated the ideals of Pepperdine University, evidenced by a strong Christian commitment through active participation in a local church and whose academic achievements, extracurricular activities, leadership, service to the university, and potential for future achievement are exemplary."
Margaret was a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Consol where she was a cheerleader for three years and served as a leader in Young Life youth activities. At Pepperdine, she received a Regent's Academic Scholarship and graduated Cum Laude with a BBA degree in Accounting. She served in leadership with Pi Beta Phi Sorority, was Vice Chairman of the Pepperdine Ambassadors Council, chaired the Wells Project (for clean water in undeveloped countries), lead New Student Orientation, studied abroad for a year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was a finalist for Homecoming Spirit Queen.