Applause - June 27, 2011

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Jack Keller
Jack Keller, a 6th grader at East Ridge Elementary, was presented with a trophy at the awards assembly June 20 for earning the highest individual East Ridge score in the Elementary Mathematical Olympiad (MOEMS). East Ridge has participated in this competition for 16 years, along with 3,606 teams located in every state, three dependencies and 24 foreign countries. Again the East Ridge Team fell in the top 10 percent, thanks in part, to Jack’s strong performance. Jack was in the top 2 percent.Jack is the son of Cynthia and Andy Keller of Woodinville and grandson of Phyllis Keller, also of Woodinville.

Emily Blair has been awarded a $1,500 Murray W. Bundy Scholarship and a $1,500 Basil and Ella Alexander Jerard Scholarship by the Washington State University Department of English. She was also awarded a $2,000 William Landeen and Claudius O. Johnson Scholarship and a $2,000 Morris Reed Scholarship by the WSU Department of History. She also received a $1,000 Frank and Diana Kirkbride Scholarship from the WSU Honors College.

Blair graduated from Inglemoor High School in 2008 and plans to graduate from WSU in may 2013 with a degree in English, advertising and history. She is the public relations chair for the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, a graphic designer for the Daily Evergreen, a clerical assistant in the Owen Science and Engineering Library and a graphic artist at the Regional Theater of the Palouse. Blair is the daughter of Mary Jane and Paul Blair of Woodinville.

Daniel Thorson
Daniel Thorson, Woodinville High School graduating senior and member of Boy Scout Troop 422, attained the rank of Eagle Scout this school year. As part of this achievement, Daniel planned and executed a civic project in Ring Hill Forest in east Woodinville.

His project was to improve the trailhead at the parking area of this relatively new but unmarked trail network. He designed a trailhead information kiosk, did fundraising and organized volunteers to help build the kiosk. Daniel also organized work parties to remove the masses of invasive English Ivy choking native plants and trees near the trailhead. Visitors may view the kiosk and check out Ring Hill Forest on 232nd Ave NE on the east side of the street just north of the intersection with NE 159th St.

Brendan M. McOmber, of Bothell, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at the University of Vermont. McOmber is a first-year mathematics major.

Sean Tucker and Erika Teasley from Woodinville have been selected to participate in the 2011 DO-IT Scholars Program.Beginning July 12, new DO-IT Scholars will spend 10 days living on campus, participating in an intensive program designed to promote college and career success. The students will learn about challenging careers in fields such as technology, science, engineering, and mathematics. Returning second year scholars will stay on campus for one week starting July 24.

The following area students were named to the University of Idaho Spring 2011 Dean’s List:

• Bothell — Brianna Louise Gualtieri, Dominic Emery Fatigati, Jonathon Maxxwell Forde

• Kenmore — Stephanie May Wamble, Craig Alan Kingsbury, Elizabeth Eileen Boyden, Brian Edward Frederiksen

• Woodinville — Jessica Helen Tatham, Traci Lee VonJouanne, Trace Benjamin Hobgood, Lauren Eileen Kramer

Western Washington University has identified the following as 2011 outstanding graduates:

Bothell —

• University Honors Program Outstanding Graduate Leeann Briscoe earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a minor in Spanish. Briscoe is a graduate of Bothell High School and the daughter of Daryl and Terry Briscoe. After graduating, Briscoe plans to serve with an AmeriCorps program in the Federal Way Public School District while applying for graduate school to earn her master’s degree in school counseling.

• Theatre Arts Outstanding Graduate Joseph Wagner earned a bachelor of arts degree in theatre arts-lighting design. Wagner is a graduate of Bothell High School and has worked on 12 theatre productions at WWU, including seven as a lighting designer. Wagner has also designed a show at the Bellingham Theatre Guild as part of an internship. After graduating, Wagner plans to work on the tech crew at the new Snohomish School District Performing Arts Center before applying to graduate school for the fall of 2012 to continue his studies in lighting design.

Woodinville —

•Human services outstanding graduate Jennifer Hagedorn earned a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, in human services and a minor in sociology. The daughter of Tom and Linda Hagedorn of Woodinville, she’s a graduate of Woodinville High School. Hagedorn interned at several organizations including the Department of Corrections, Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s Adult Day Health program. She was also a Woodring College of Education peer mentor, and co-president of the Students for Social Change, which was Western’s Associated Students Service Club of the Year. She also worked closely with human services’ professors on a scholarly article that will be published soon. This summer, she will be a unit director for a YMCA summer day camp. Then she’ll travel to Ghana for eight months as a public health intern for the Ghanaian government.

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