Ferndale High School senior Jamie Johnson is the Kiwanis Student of the Month (SOM) for June.
Johnson has been a star guard for the Golden Eagles’ varsity basketball team for the past four years. She landed on the all-second team for the Northwest Conference in her junior year (the current girls’ basketball season is still ongoing).
During that pre-COVID year of 23 games, Johnson scored 11.3 points per game for the Golden Eagles, along with 1.8 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per game. Most stats are not being kept during this unusual sports season, but so far, Johnson has racked up 98 points in 11 games this year.
Johnson will continue to impress on the court in Whatcom County, as she’s joining the Western Washington University women’s basketball team next year. However, she said she plans to redshirt during her first year as a Viking - that means she won’t compete in games, but will train alongside the team without losing a year of eligibility.
Johnson is also a star in the classroom, earning a 3.85 GPA during her time at Ferndale High. She’s also served as her class’ secretary in student leadership for three consecutive years.
At Western, Johnson plans to major in business and minor in communications.
Johnson said the most influential person in her life is her mother.
“My mom is certainly the easy choice because of her unconditional love and support,” Johnson wrote.
She also gave a shout-out to three of her Ferndale High teachers: Anna Monda, Christopher Perkins and Marty Moravec.
“All of them helped me push myself to become a better person, student, member of society, etc.,” Johnson wrote. “They’re all very important to me and helped me have the best high school experience.”