At its luncheon today, Ferndale Kiwanis recognized Chloe Vogel as Kiwanis Student of the Month for April.
Chloe is a junior at Windward High School where she maintains a 3.9 grade point average. She has been on the honor roll all three years. She has been recognized four times as Windward Student of the Month. Windward Teacher Evan Ritchie says of Chloe, “Always engaged and positive, diligent and intentional in exploring the concepts we’re discovering in class; Chloe brings an inquisitive spirit to our community.”
Chloe is involved in many activities at Windward. To name a few—community service days, school improvement projects, We Are Active Club and Read Across America Day. In the area of community service days, projects have included clearing public trails on Galbraith Mountain, weeding and planting a community garden, building Star Park in Ferndale, organizing and cleaning up at Fire Station No. 47.
The We Are Active service club is focused on the topic of hunger. This year, the club, along with other clubs, churches, schools and organizations, spent a day helping pack 52,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now. Those meals helped feed over 300,000 people in Cambodia.
Last October, Chloe, with the help of her fire fighter step-father, Ryan Munday, coordinated Windward’s Navigation Community Service Day at Fire Station No. 47. Students helped clean up around the station and wash fire trucks.
This spring, Chloe and her schoolmates held a Penny Drive in which they raised over $300 to help small villages around the world.
Chloe is also a Windward Buddy. When eighth grade students visit Windward to see if its the high school they want to attend, Chloe is their buddy for the day. She shows them the campus, introduces them to staff, answers questions about Windward’s program and eats lunch with them.
An important issue that Chloe sees in our community is the lack of commitment. She believes there are a lot of good ideas from people in our community, but there is no means to accomplish the tasks related to those ideas. One of her favorite quotes is “A goal without a plan is just a wish,” by Antoine De Saint.
The most influential person in her life is her grandfather, Neil. Chloe said “he is quirky and witty, he is genuine and hardworking. He has never failed to make me smile.”
One of the things that Chloe is proud of is her current enrollment in a Running Start communications class at Whatcom Community College. Chloe believes the class has pushed her out of her comfort zone and helped with her communication in group settings, as well as public speaking.
Following graduation in 2018, Chloe plans to complete her Registered Nursing (RN) Degree at Whatcom Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Western Washington University. Following school, she plans to become a missionary in Ethiopia, Africa.
Thank you to Ferndale Kiwanis for supporting our students.
For more information:
Ferndale Kiwanis President Sarah Koehler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Windward High School Principal Kim Hawes, 360.383.9289, email@example.com
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207, firstname.lastname@example.org