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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 21, 2010

Youth leadership winners announced

Celebrating Bellevue Youth Link's 20th Anniversary of providing nationally-recognized programs and services with and for Bellevue teens, the following young people will be honored at the annual Community Leadership Awards ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday, May 26. 

Category Winner School/Org.
 Most Inspirational  Derrick Boon  Bellevue High
 Most Inspirational      Helen Kapitonenko  Jubilee Reach Center
 Outstanding Athlete  John Steinberg   Sammamish High
 Outstanding Athlete  Alice Chu  Newport High
 Outstanding Scholar   Garrett Lee  Newport High
 Outstanding Scholar   Rochelle Ng  Newport High
 Outstanding Youth Leader  Daniel Lim   Newport High
 Outstanding Youth Leader  Michelle Katz  Odle
 Diversity Champion  Sydney Wong  Newport High
 Environmental Champion  Monet Springmeyer  International School
 Outstanding Youth Volunteer   Alex Ruan  Interlake High
 Outstanding Youth Volunteer   Alana Morrison  Youth Theatre
 Outstanding Elementary Student  Jared Lai  Cougar Ridge
 Outstanding Middle Student    Ethan Duncan  Chinook
 Outstanding H.S. Student    Alex Herreid   International School
 Warming Hearts Award  Christina Lee  ACRS-ETPAP
 Norm Maleng Award   To be announced  
 Phil Kushlan Award   To be announced  

The dessert reception, at which all nominees will be recognized, will begin at 6:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. All winners, nominees and their guests are invited. Youth Link alumni are invited to a pre-event reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 

The receptions are co-sponsored by the King County Community Organizing Program. Please RSVP by Monday, May 24, to the Bellevue Youth Link office at 425-452-5254

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Family, Youth and Teen Services
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Helena Stephens, Manager
Phone: 425-452-2834
E-mail: hstephens@bellevuewa.gov


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