Windward High Senior Jeremy Knapp is Ferndale Kiwanis Student of the Month
Jeremy Knapp has been recognized as Ferndale Kiwanis Student of the Month for November. Jeremy is a senior at Windward High School where he maintains a 3.85 grade point average. Jeremy grew up in the little town of Gold Bar, Washington, and moved to Ferndale when he was in grade five. He attended Mountain View Elementary and Vista Middle schools.
Jeremy has a great interest in the law and legislative processes. Four years ago, he helped start the Mock Trial Program at Windward. Last year, the Mock Trial Team went to state. This year, their goal is to be number one in the state.
This past summer, Jeremy attended Evergreen Boys’ State where he had the opportunity to emulate Washington State government. During State, he took the path of superior court judge. In order to serve in this capacity, Jeremy was required to pass the Bar Exam with 70% or better. He not only passed the Bar Exam, but he was one of seven students who passed it with 100%.
Jeremy was invited and attended Standard’s Intensive Law & Trial 10-day program. The program immerses high school students in the theory and practice of law and to develop a road map to becoming a lawyer.
Jeremy is Windward High’s student representative on the Ferndale School Board. With this role, Jeremy
is developing ways that student voice can be heard. He has led meetings with the entire school ASB; the most recent focused on improving student attendance. Also, he resurrected “Power Lunches” at Windward. Professionals from the community are invited in to Windward to talk with students about career opportunties.
Windward High Teacher Chris Perkins is cited as Jeremy’s “most influential person.” “Mr. Perkins pushes me. Due to his encouragement, I made a shift from a scared kid as a freshman to being someone who can sit on the school board,” said Jeremy.
Following high school, Jeremy plans to travel to Washington, D.C., to immerse himself in the history of our country. Next fall, he plans to attend Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he will pursue a double major in sociology and psychology. He’s also looking at minors in criminal justice and science such as astronomy and physics.
Congratulations, Jeremy. We are proud of you!
A big THANK YOU to Ferndale Kiwanis for supporting our community’s children!
For more information:
Windward High School Principal Kim Hawes, 360.383.9289, email@example.com
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207, firstname.lastname@example.org