To celebrate Bellevue Youth Link's 24th year of providing nationally-recognized programs and services to Bellevue teens, Youth Link sought nominations of children and teens for their positive influence in the community.
The following young people will be honored at the annual Community Leadership Awards celebration on Wednesday, May 28, 7-8 p.m., at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE. Public officials will present the awards.
AWARD CATEGORY AWARD WINNER SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION
Most Inspirational - Boy Isaiah Whitten Bellevue Christian School
Most Inspirational - Girl Alejandra Medina Interlake High School
Outstanding Athlete - Boy Kuan Lee International School
Outstanding Athlete - Girl Camille Sullivan Interlake High School
Outstanding Scholar - Boy Howard McQuaid Bellevue Christian School
Outstanding Scholar - Girl Taylor Hardy International School
Outstanding Youth Leader - Boy Kevin Kang Newport High School
Outstanding Youth Leader - Girl Ashley West Bellevue High School
Diversity Champions Judith Mercado & Evelyn Lopez Sammamish Latino H.E.A.T
Environmental Champion Cami Hansen International School
Outstanding Youth Volunteer - Boy Myles Nowak St. Louise Catholic School
Outstanding Youth Volunteer - Girl Anna Neumann International School
Outstanding Elementary School Student Mary Baker Somerset Elementary
Outstanding Middle School Student Rachel Lau Open Window School
Outstanding High School Student Rachel Swartz Newport High School
"Warming Hearts" Award Elisha Henderson Highland Middle School
Outstanding Youth in Arts Ruth Baraz Interlake High School
Bellevue Youth Court Norm Maleng Award To Be Announced…
Youth Link Phil Kushlan Award To Be Announced…
Youth Link will recognize all nominees in the evening's program, as well as its own volunteers. The 24th Annual Community Leadership Awards celebration is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and requires an RSVP. The dessert reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.
All winners, nominees and their guests are invited to attend the awards ceremony. Please RSVP to Bellevue Youth Link by Monday, May 26 at 5 p.m. via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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