Applause - Oct. 10, 2011

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Adam DiDomizio
Adam DiDomizio finished in first place for the 2011 Northwest Youth Racing Circuit (NWYRC) for the full rig laser class.  He competed in all eight NWYRC events, as well as other regattas held through the year. Adam has been sailing since the age of 7 and racing for almost 3 years. He sails for Sail Sand Point, a non-profit sailing association, located in Magnuson Park and is open to the whole community.  He also placed second in the NW Junior Olympics held at CYC in Shilshole this past August, and took third place at the ISSA High School single-handed district championships held at Cascade Locks over Labor Day weekend.

The ISSA High School organization, NWISA, division, is made up of teams from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.  They sail several regattas through out the year with the majority of the events running from March – June.   Double handed boats sailed are FJs, V-15s, and 420s.  If you are a student in 8th – 12th grade who will, or already   attend Woodinville High School and are interested in sailing competitively (either as a skipper or crew member) please contact Loren DiDomizio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Janet C. Pierson, a resident of Woodinville, has earned a bachelor of science degree from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.

Bothell High School class of 2007 graduate Liz Tracy remains undefeated in Brazilian jiu jitsu competition after taking home two first place gold medals at the Oregon Open recently in Hillsborough, Ore.

Tracy, 23, won first place in both the gi (traditional martial arts kimono) and no-go (submission wrestling) divisions. She also took home a trophy for fastest submission.

After a 13-year amateur wrestling career, three of which were spent at Bothell High, one of Tracy’s best friends introduced her to mixed martial arts, a sport which combines elements of wrestling, kickboxing and jiu-jitsu. Tracy is currently attending Portland State University, working towards her bachelor’s degree in health and science, after which she plans to attend Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., for her doctorate in physical therapy.

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Alex Kegel
Eagle Scout Alex Kegel, a member of Troop 573 at Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church, had a vision and followed through with action.  Last week he delivered five hand-built cedar benches for the fire pit at the Woodinville Heritage Garden. An Eagle Scout project is no small task as it requires planning, organizing, fundraising, building, delivering, etc. It took 24 teenagers and 12 adults to complete the benches over two days.

Northwest University’s Shea Samuelsen of Bothell (Woodinville High School), and Jordan Holmes of Mountlake Terrace have been named the Red Lion offensive and defensive players of the week for the Cascade Conference.

Shea, a freshman midfielder, assisted on the game winner and scored a goal on a free kick in Friday’s big win over #20 Carroll College (Mont.).

For Holmes, senior goalkeeper, it is her second time being voted conference defensive player of the week this season. Holmes shut out the Carroll College Fighting Saints, a team averaging over four goals per game prior to coming into the game against the Eagles on Friday.

Hannah Stringer of Woodinville has been named to the dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester at Trinity Univesity.

Nicole Harter of Redmond has been named to the dean’s list for summer 2011 at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Jeff LaFlam
Jeff LaFlam, fire marshal for the Northshore Fire Department, received the 2011 Fire Marshal of the Year Award from the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals (WSAFM). The award was presented at the annual fire prevention institute in Chelan October 5. WSAFM is a statewide organization of fire safety professionals dedicated to improving community safety through education, engineering and code compliance.

Fire Marshal LaFlam has dedicated more than 20 years of his fire service career working in fire prevention. Currently he serves on the Board of WSAFM, chairs the King County Zone 1 Fire Marshals organization, is on the advisory board of King County Interagency Resource for Achieving Cooperation (IRAC) and is an active member of the Washington State Fire Sprinkler Coalition.

In February 2011, the Kenmore City Council passed a residential fire sprinkler ordinance that will improve the safety of its citizens for decades to come. Fire Marshal LaFlam was instrumental in this process, “Fire sprinklers are the future of home safety,” LaFlam said, “but this would not have been successful without the support of Northshore Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners, the Kenmore city manager and their building official along with the assistance of many others throughout the state and across the nation.”  Northshore Fire Department and the communities it serves are fortunate to have the knowledge and abilities possessed by Fire Marshal LaFlam working for their safety.

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