Applause - August 15, 2011

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
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Allison DeJong

Woodinville resident Allison (Alli) DeJong was recently selected to have art permanently installed at the new Swedish facility in Issaquah. Alli graduated from Eastside Catholic in June. This fall she is headed to Carleton College in Minnesota.

Alexandria Fleming, the daughter of Alexander Fleming and Jacqueline Moore of Mill Creek, was named to the dean’s list at Randolph-Macon Academy for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 school year. Students are named to the dean’s list for achieving a grade point average between 3.3 and 4.0.Alexandria is a sophomore at the Academy.

Cadet Charles Phelps, son of Charles and Carrie Phelps of Woodinville has been selected First Captain of the U.S. Military Academy’s Corps of Cadets for the 2011-2012 academic year, which began Aug. 14, achieving the highest position in the cadet chain of command. As first captain, Phelps, a military history major, is responsible for the overall performance of the approximately 4,400- member Corps of Cadets.

Volunteering for a week at township schools in Cape Town, discussing education with local students of the same age, learning about Robben Island from a former inmate, seeing Africa’s wildlife up close on safari, receiving a lesson on the differences between African tribes, and visiting with children affected by HIV/AIDS in Johannesburg…these things may not make up the typical itinerary for a South African vacation. Payton Schenck recently returned from the People to People International (PTPI) EXPERIENCE: South Africa program, held July 8–21. Designed to immerse high school students in cultural, educational and humanitarian activities, the EXPERIENCE program takes place annually in locations around the world. Throughout the two-week program, the students engage in discussions about what they have seen and done, and what their roles are in the world.

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Jake Cabuag
Jake Cabuag, a member of Bothell Post 127 The American Legion, has been elected the State Commander at the State Convention in Spokane. He will serve a one year term of the some 26,000 Legionnaires in Washington state.Cabuag is retired from the US Coast Guard having served for 29 years. He has been very active member of the Bothell Post, having served on many committees and elected offices. He was post commander for three years.

Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its summer 2011 class during a graduation ceremony on Aug. 6. The following local students were awarded degrees:

• Tiana Berkowitz of Bothell was awarded a associate of science degree in interdisciplinary studies.

• Yelena Chuprina of Bothell was awarded a associate of applied science degree in paralegal studies.

• Kimberly Allen of Woodinville was awarded a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

• Sherry Hoonan of Woodinville was awarded a bachelor’s degree in legal studies.

The $250 prize for third place in the student essay contest sponsored by Compassion & Choices of Washington (C&C) went to 16-year-old Christopher Stenson of Bothell.

Rachel Kuenzi, a resident of Redmond, was named to the dean’s list for the spriing 2011 semester at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.

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