Carsten Hansen, a senior at Lake Washington High School, is this year’s recipient of the Brian Gershon Environmental Leadership Award from the East Lake Washington Audubon Society (ELWAS).
This award recognizes current or prospective Environmental Studies students who have demonstrated leadership in conservation. Hansen will be presented with a check for $500 at the ELWAS monthly meeting on Thursday, June 26 at 8 p.m.
Hansen, an ardent environmentalist, plans to attend Dartmouth College, where he will pursue a double major in Environmental Studies and Economics. He then plans to attend law school, where he will concentrate on environmental law.
At Lake Washington High School, Hansen has excelled academically, maintaining a 3.8 G.P.A. and taking Advanced Placement classes.