Student Wanlin is Kiwanis Student of the Month

Ferndale Kiwanis Student of the Month for March Jensen Wanlin (center) with Ferndale Kiwanis President Sarah Koehler and Kiwanis Member Roger Quiggle.

Jensen Wanlin has been recognized as Ferndale Kiwanis Student of the Month for March. Jensen is a senior at Ferndale High School. She currently has a 3.917 grade point average and is a member of the Honor Society.

Jensen serves on the high school’s ASB Executive Board as Interhigh/Pro Temp.  She belongs to the Leadership Class that is very active in supporting our community. As a leader, she oftentimes volunteers in her mother’s classroom at Skyline, helping third grade students. Also, Jensen helps coordinate the annual community blood drives sponsored by Ferndale High.

Each week, as a volunteer with the Ferndale High School Unified Soccer Program, Jensen and other leaders, run a program for students with special needs. Leaders assist students in learning the game of soccer and schedule competitions with teams from other Whatcom County schools.

Jensen is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In fact, she led this program when she was in the eighth grade. The curriculum-based program is designed for students to study the bible and create discussion on relevant topics.

Jensen’s community service involves support for ALS. Her grandfather was diagnosed with ALS when Jensen was a kindergartener. This work allows her to honor her grandfather.

To remember her dear friend, Makayla Nicolaas, Jensen volunteers as the score-keeper during the Makayla Street Jam which is held annually each summer in downtown Ferndale.

In her spare time, Jensen works part-time for Lummi Fishery Supply in customer service.

Ferndale High School Student Jensen Wanlin (center) with parents Jeff and Shannon Wanlin

Jensen said one of the biggest problems facing our community is education funding. She sees this as a problem that affects everyone statewide.

She credits her parents for always supporting her throughout her life.

Following high school graduation, Jensen plans to attend either the University of Hawaii or Hawaii Pacific University to study oceanography. She has always loved the sea so it’s a perfect fit for her.

Jensen is the daughter of Jeff and Shannon Wanlin. Shannon teaches grade three at Skyline Elementary School.

Congratulations, Jensen. We are proud of you and we wish you all the best in the future.

Thank you, Ferndale Kiwanis, for supporting our students!

For more information:
Ferndale High School Principal Jeff Gardner, 360.383.9243,
Director of Communication Tammy Bengen, 383.9207,