Liam Wilson is Student of the Month

Windward High School Student Liam is Ferndale Kiwanis Student of the Month. Pictured with (l to r): Ferndale Kiwanis President Sarah Koehler and Windward High School Principal Kim Hawes

Windward High Student Liam Wilson is Kiwanis Student of the Month

Liam Wilson, a junior at Windward High School, has been honored as Ferndale Kiwanis Student of the Month for February.

Liam is very involved in school activities: Associated Student Body, Games Night, Mock Trial, Robotics, Read Across America and much more.

As part of the school’s community service program, Liam and his student colleagues helped with odd jobs around the station at Whatcom County Fire Station No. 43. Liam said, “they do so much for us that it’s nice to give back to them.” Liam was also part of Windward’s Olympics Committee last June. He planned games for the students and participated in a community service project at Gailbraith Trail.

Liam has been on the honor roll all three years at Windward. He is proud to be recognized by his teachers twice as Windward Student of the Month.

Liam expressed that an issue facing Ferndale is its homeless population and substance abuse. He believes the community needs to do a better job of educating people about the effects of substance abuse. Telling students to say “no” is not enough to have influence on student choices.

Liam cited one of his middle school teachers, Jennifer Hayes, as an influential person in his life. He said, “She set me on a good path.”

Following high school, Liam plans to take a year off from school to visit New Zealand. He is fortunate to have dual citizenship in the United States and New Zealand. In fact, his sister traveled to New Zealand recently to attend school. Further education is in Liam’s future as well. He would like to possible go into the aerospace and engineering fields.

Congratulations, Liam. You should be proud of your accomplishments. We are!

Thank you to Ferndale Kiwanis for supporting our students!

For more information:
Windward High School Principal Kim Hawes, 360.383.9289,
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207,