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Windward Student Kornelis Honored for Service

Windward High School Senior Izabella Kornelis is the recipient of a Rotary Youth Service Award from Whatcom County North Rotary Club. Pictured with Teacher Rob Slater.
Windward High School Senior Izabella Kornelis is the recipient of a Rotary Youth Service Award from Whatcom County North Rotary Club. Pictured with Teacher Rob Slater.

Congratulations to Windward High School Senior Izabella Kornelis who is the recipient of a Rotary Youth Service Award from Whatcom County North Rotary Club.  The award includes money from the Rotary Club and Industrial Credit Union, plus her name being added to Windward’s plaque that lists each year’s winner.

Izabella was selected by Windward staff for her service to the school and the greater community. Izabella has worked extensively with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. Izabella began serving with DVSAS by participating in WAVE (Windward Students Against Violence Everywhere) early in her high school years and continued by playing an instrumental role in Our Gender Revolution. Over 100 students attended the Our Gender Revolution Conference that promoted healthy relationships. She not only helped to organize the event and create publicity materials, but was also a presenter.Her senior Community Project provided additional support for DVSAS.

Izabella also initiated the Windward Craft Club, which met weekly after school for two years. She consistently performs at a high academic level and currently attends Running Start through Whatcom Community College. Izabella hopes to attend Savannah College of Art and Design, but may also look at Western Washington University as an option this coming fall.

Thank you to Whatcom County North Rotary Club who annual recognizes one student from each Whatcom County high school as recipients of this award.

For more information:
Windward High School Principal Kim Hawes, 360.383.9289, kim.hawes@ferndalesd.org
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207, tammy.bengen@ferndalesd.org