Published May 20 2022
Bellevue Youth Link will honor children and teens for their contributions to the community at the 32nd annual (2022) Community Leadership Awards celebration on Wednesday, May 25, 6-8 p.m. at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE.
Award Category Winner School
Advocacy for Cultural & Heritage Pride Daniel Rendon Interlake High/Latino H.E.A.T.
Advocacy for Education Katherine Lorenzo Highland Middle School
Advocacy for Family Support Jose Bautista Morales Tyee Middle School
Advocacy for Inclusivity & Allyship – Group Dolphin Friends Newport Heights Elementary
Advocacy for Inclusivity & Allyship – Individual Giya Agarwal Odle Middle School
Advocacy for Social Justice – Group Eastside Youth Coalition Eastside Youth Coalition
Advocacy for Social Justice – Individual Lauren Kirkpatrick Newport High
Advocacy for Sports & Recreation Ryan Chang International School
Advocacy for Well Being Jayden Kritsonis Sammamish High
Environmental Champion Arushi Sinha Big Picture School
Excellence in Youth Arts Ruby vanRosmalen Bellevue Youth Theatre
Outstanding Creative & Innovative Thinker Anika Krishnan The Overlake School
Outstanding Elementary School Student Ajit Vasu Sherwood Forest Elementary
Outstanding Middle School Student Yekalaivan Aiyanar Big Picture School
Outstanding High School Student Afifah Kashif Sammamish High
Outstanding Youth Volunteer Alex Cho Bellevue High
Unsung Hero Brandon Baydovskiy Bellevue High
Youth Link Program Awards
Youth Link MVP Youth Link member To Be Announced
Youth Link Rookie of the Year Award Youth Link member To Be Announced
Youth Link “Norm Maleng” Social Justice Youth Link member To Be Announced
Youth Link Phil Kushlan Award Youth Link member To Be Announced
During the program, Youth Link will recognize all nominees and volunteers. The free event is open to winners, nominees and the general public with advance registration. Please RSVP via Eventbrite by 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 24.
For more information, please contact Patrick Alina, Bellevue Youth Link program coordinator, at 425-452-5254 or email@example.com.