Alyssa Willett is Kiwanis Student of the Month
Photo Caption: (L to R): Alyssa's father Daniel Willett, Student of the Month Alyssa Willett, Kiwanis Secretary Sarah Koehler and Kiwanis President Dr. Paul Douglas
She plans to become a doctor and work in an emergency/trauma unit at a hospital. But, most of all, she wants to be just like her Aunt Lajuana—confident, strong and a loving human. This is what Alyssa Willett told Ferndale Kiwanis members during her acceptance of their Student of the Month Award earlier this month.
A senior at Ferndale High and student at Whatcom Community College, Alyssa Willett takes her academics seriously. She holds a 3.857 grade point average, is a member of the Honor Society and hopes to attend Gonzaga University upon graduation. Looking to obtain her four-year degree in biology and transfer to a medical school, she plans to one day become a doctor or surgeon treating patients in a hospital emergency/trauma unit.
In addition to her focus on academics, Alyssa is very involved in school activities and in her community. She's participated in track and field, softball, cheer, sports medicine, gymnastics, and leadership. In addition, she loves the theatre. She was a student mentor during Ferndale's Youth Summer Theatre Program where she says she "shared my passion and knowledge for theater to both elementary and middle school kids."
In the community, you will find Alyssa volunteering at local stands and stores to collect items for people in need. She has also participated in the reach out program through BP with her dad, Daniel Willett. The program collects and distributes Christmas gifts and dinners to help those that need it the most.
Alyssa added that throughout her life she wants to be able to continue giving back to her community, especially the youth. This conviction stems from the most influential person in Alyssa's life—her Aunt Lajuana. When Alyssa's mom passed away, Aunt Lajuana was always there for Alyssa. Alyssa says, "She has never doubted my ability to do whatever makes me happy, and that in itself has helped me flourish as an individual in many aspects of life. She is the woman I want to grow up to be—confident, strong and loving human."
Congratulations, Alyssa. Thank you for all you do for the people in our community.
Thank you to Ferndale Kiwanis for its continued support of our students. In addition to annual scholarships, each month Kiwanis recognizes one of our high school students.