Applause - May 9, 2011

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Woodinville Montessori took top honors at the National Interscholastic Orienteering Races in San Jose, Calif., April 16-17. WMS was represented by Tyler Chu, Andy Seckinger, Erik Nygaard, Yola Stehling, and Nikhil Pailoor for the intermediate and Yula Stehling for the primary division as an individual competitor. Over 400 people took part in the event where map reading on the run, finding the correct control markers in order and successfully racing to the finish for a best time was the goal. WMS has now earned a place on the trophy plaque four times in eight years. Eileen Breseman is the school’s orienteering instructor. For more information about Woodinville Montessori School, visit
David Orella, a junior from Woodinville, was named to the dean’s list at Gonzaga University for last semester.

Katherine MacKay of Woodinville participated in the Linfield College Theatre production of "Execution of Justice."

MacKay, a junior majoring in sociology, played the roles of Gwenn Craig and Officer Byrne.

She is a 2008 graduate of Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and the daughter of Craig and Kate MacKay of Woodinville.

John Schmied, a seventh grade science teacher at Skyview Junior High in Bothell has been awarded the 2011 Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award for his outstanding teachings on the importance of being an environmentally-responsible citizen.

The Bartlett award, made possible by Baxter International Inc., is given annually by the National Environmental Education Foundation and recognizes teachers who inspire their students and peers in environmental studies. Schmied will receive a $5,000 award.

Schmied’s students are a reflection of his dedication and passion for the environment and a rigorous hands-on approach to science. His students leave his classroom with excellent writing skills and are exposed to soil and field studies, conifer classification, water quality issues, frog rearing, worm ranching, mice behavioral studies and long-term ecological and habitat studies.

Miles Linde
Woodinville resident Miles Linde received a $250 scholarship from Eastside Republican Club.

Applicants for the ERC scholarship essay program were required to submit an essay of up to 500 words on the topic "Why did the founders choose a republic instead of a democracy, and what are the benefits of a republic to the citizens?" Linde, a student at Eastside Catholic High School, plans to attend Washington State University.


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