Celebrating Bellevue Youth Link's 23rd anniversary 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 group received more than 200 nominations. The winners will be honored at the annual Community Leadership Awards celebration, 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at City Hall.
AWARD CATEGORY AWARD WINNER SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION
Most Inspirational Boy Jerrell Gillette Interlake High School
Most Inspirational Girl Jenna Saperia Bellevue High School
Outstanding Athlete Boy Bishard Baker Bellevue High School
Outstanding Athlete Girl Kim Williams Bellevue Christian School
Outstanding Scholar Boy Andrew Nguyen Newport High School
Outstanding Scholar Girl Alisha Saxena Interlake High School
Outstanding Youth Leader Boy Cameron Stockwell St. Louise Parish School
Outstanding Youth Leader Girl Maya Menon International School
Diversity Champion GyNeece Rodriguez Highland Middle School
Environmental Champion Jadon Schiller Bellevue High School
Outstanding Youth Volunteer Boy Starr Wen Bellevue High School
Outstanding Youth Volunteer Girl Cassidy McDermott Interlake High School
Outstanding Elementary School Student Sasha Chiplakyan Sherwood Forest Elementary School
Outstanding Middle School Student Sasha Blachman Open Window School
Outstanding High School Student Angela Navas Interlake High School
"Warming Hearts" Award Cecillia Huerta Tillicum Middle School
Outstanding Youth in Arts Fiona Kraus Newport 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 and program volunteers. The celebration is free and open to the public; seating is limited and requires an RSVP. Dessert reception begins at 6:30 p.m. All winners, nominees and their guests are invited to attend the awards ceremony. RSVP by Friday, May 24 at 5 p.m. to the Bellevue Youth Link office at 425-452-5254.
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