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 N.E. Sixth St.
Most Inspirational – Boy, Patrick Smith, Bellevue High School
Most Inspirational – Girl, Megan Phan, Bellevue High School
Athlete – Boy, Kevin La, Tyee Middle School
Athlete – Girl, Jordan Lee, Newport High School
Scholar – Boy, Alex Rockwell, Interlake High School
Scholar – Girl, Tiffanie Tam, Newport High School
Youth Leader – Boy, Brandt Nevin, Interlake High School
Youth Leader – Girl, Xiyang (Hatty) Liu, Bellevue High School
Diversity Champion, Mishbah Uraizee, Sammamish High School
Environmental Champion, Emily Armstrong, Sammamish High School
Youth Volunteer – Boy, Austin McNamara, Home School
Youth Volunteer – Girl, Stephanie Tran, Sammamish High School
Elementary School Student, James Sullivan, Lake Hills Elementary
Middle School Student, Farah Uraices, Odle Middle School
High School Student, Kristina Endrikhovskaia, Newport High School
Warming Hearts Award, 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. To attend, RSVP by Monday, May 26, by calling 425-452-2846.