Evergreen Health Primary Care, Woodinville Welcomes Dr. Jinat Parveen

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EvergreenHealth recently welcomed Dr. Jinat Parveen to its Primary Care practice in Woodinville, where she joins a team of expert providers connected to EvergreenHealth’s extensive network of services and specialists who coordinate care within a broad range of health needs.
Dr. Parveen brings experience providing primary and acute care for patients of all ages, having most recently served as medical director of Franciscan Prompt Care in West Seattle, Burien and Bonney Lake locations.
Dr. Parveen speaks both English and Bengoli, and she attended Sir Salimullah Medical College in Bangladesh before going on to become chief resident at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Parveen also spent six years at the RotaCare Free Clinic in Bellevue, providing medical care to those without access to affordable health care services.

UW Bothell chancellor’s medalist is from Monroe

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The recipient of the 2018 University of Washington Bothell Chancellor’s Medal is Clinton Foriska, an Army veteran who plans to become a doctor and care for veterans.
After graduating with his biology degree, Foriska will start medical school in the fall at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, a private four-year school for osteopathic medicine in Yakima, Washington.
Foriska served two stints in the Army over 10 years. He was deployed to Iraq in 2009 for about a year. Jumping out of helicopters, kicking down doors and seeing combat left him 100 percent disabled with back, neck and ankle injuries and PTSD. During his college career he missed a quarter for cancer treatment, which continues.
The medal is presented to inspirational students who overcome significant obstacles.
“I guess I do what I can to overcome whatever circumstances,” Foriska said. “Like with cancer — change my lifestyle, change my diet — and in the meantime, try to not let it get the best of me. I keep a good attitude, I guess.”
The 31-year-old Monroe resident earned a near-4.0 GPA and was active in the biology club. After earning a D.O. degree, Foriska hopes to help veterans in rural areas.

Applause - May 14, 2018

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Emily Lima from Bothell graduated from Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA) with a Bachelor of Science this May.
Desiree Dutt of Bothell graduated from Emporia State University (Emporia, Kansas) last weekend with a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration with a concentration in Educational Administration Prek-12.
Dean's List
Hannah Bolotin, daughter of Christine Laing and Norm Bolotin, has been named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2017 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.  Hannah is a 2015 graduate of Woodinville High School.
Shelan Porter of Bothell was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Porter was initiated at Pacific Lutheran University.
The following students achieved the Dean's List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee for the Spring 2018 semester:
Matthew Bacnis of Bothell and Seth Hunt of Woodinville
Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is pleased to announce that the following students from Woodinville High School are among the talented juniors from across the state  of whose academic performance on the WAS Phase One curriculum qualified them for Phase Two – the WAS Summer Residency:
Samantha Schatz
Dario Tomassini

A World Class Success!

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SWERVE Robotics of Woodinville recently sent all three of their FIRST Tech Challenge teams to compete at the FIRST Robotics World Championships in Houston, Texas, a first for the club to qualify all three teams.  All three teams found their stride competing with and against teams from around the world including teams from Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, South Africa and China to name a few.  Only 128 teams qualified to compete in Houston of more than 5000 teams competing worldwide.  Teams S.K.I.D.—Space Koalas in Disguise--(417) and Centripetal (6220) were competitive in the Jameson division finishing in the top half of teams.  Team Perpetual Velocity (8923) competed in the Franklin division and finished in the top quarter of those teams.  Team SKID earned further accolades by winning the Connect Award:  this award is presented to the team that best engages with their local community to make robotics more accessible.  In addition to this, Madeline Nguyen and Samantha Hordyk presented their work on a dynamometer to characterize FTC legal motors at the convention portion of the event and Madeline was further recognized as a Deans List student.  Beyond the amazing accomplishments, the students reconnected with and made new friends with other students from around the country and world showing the spirit of “gracious professionalism” that is the hallmark of FIRST.
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The Woodinville Chamber April Student of the Month - Drew Ruana

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The Woodinville Chamber was pleased to honor our April 2018 Student of the Month, sponsored by Woodinville Martial Arts. This month’s featured student was Drew Ruana, a Senior at Woodinville High School. Pictured here: Kurt Criscione (Principal, Woodinville High School), Rudy & Christine Ruana (Drew’s Mom & Dad), Daniel & Rachel McCarter (Woodinville Martial Arts, Student of the Month Sponsor), Kimberly Ellertson (Director of Marketing, Woodinville Chamber). Photo courtesy of Woodinville Chamber.

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