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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Youth Link announces community leadership award winners

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 palina@bellevuewa.gov.

 

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Contact Information

Parks & Community Services
450 110th Ave NE
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Patrick Alina
Phone: 425-452-5254
E-mail: palina@bellevuewa.gov


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