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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Youth leadership award winners announced

Winners have been chosen for Bellevue's Community Leadership Awards, annual honors presented by Bellevue Youth Link, a youth leadership program sponsored by the city and Bellevue Public Schools.

Now in its 18th year, Youth Link sought nominations of children and teens in 12 categories that recognized positive influence in the community. Youth Link teen members selected winners from more than 60 nominations.

The following youths will be honored at the Community Leadership Awards celebration, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 29 at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE Sixth St. 




Most Inspirational Boy 

Patrick Smith 

Bellevue High 

Most Inspirational Girl 

Megan Phan

Bellevue High

Athlete - Boy

Kevin La

Tyee Middle

Athlete - Girl

Jordan Lee

Newport High

Scholar - Boy

Alex Rockwell

Interlake High

Scholar - Girl

Tiffanie Tam

Newport High

Youth Leader - Boy

Brandt Nevin

Interlake High

Youth Leader - Girl

Xiyang Liu

Bellevue High

Diversity Champion

Mishbah Uraizee

Sammamish High

Environmental Champion

Emily Armstrong

Sammamish High

Youth Volunteer - Boy

Austin McNamara

Home School

Youth Volunteer - Girl

Stephanie Tran

Sammamish High

 Elementary Sch. Student

James Sullivan 

Lake Hills 

 Middle School Student

Farah Uraices 


 High School Student

Kristina Endrikhovskaia 

Newport High 

Warming Hearts 

Airahim Merali 

International School 

 Norm Maleng Award

To be announced


Youth Link will recognize all nominees in the evening's program as well as its own volunteers. RSVP by Monday, May 26, by calling 425-452-2846.

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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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