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Local Students Given Opportunity to Study Abroad

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Qualified high school students are offered a unique opportunity to spend an academic year, semester or summer holiday in Europe, Asia, North or South America, Australia or South Africa as part of the ASSE International Student Exchange Program.

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Holiday Trees for Salmon - A Different Gift Idea!

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

If you are looking for an entirely different gift idea, consider a tree! The Adopt A Stream Foundation is selling "Live & Wild" Holiday Trees for Salmon at the Northwest Stream Center Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Wednesday December 6 through December 24.  The Northwest Stream Center is located in Snohomish County's McCollum Park, 600 - 128th Street SE, Everett WA 98208.  During December, you can also enjoy free admission to the beautiful 20-acre forest and wetland complex at the Northwest Stream Center enjoying a 1/2-mile stroll past a Trout Stream Exhibit onto an Elevated Nature Trail that is just shy of 3-feet above the forest floor and surrounding wetlands...it's a beautiful place to be and universally accessible.

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Applause 07/31/17

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Graduates

Gabrielle Hall, a recipient of the Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, recently graduated from Howard University with highest distinction and was also inducted into the nation’s oldest academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Hall was a member of the Woodinville High School Class of 2013. In recognition of her academic achievements, Howard designated Hall a Summa Cum Laude graduate during commencement ceremonies. “I really worked and prayed a lot to graduate with highest honors,” said Hall. “I realized freshman year that WHS prepared me well for college when a professor wrote me a note saying my work was at the level of a PhD candidate.”

In addition to class, Hall made time to intern in the office of Sen. Patty Murray, conduct research in Ghana, take advanced Spanish in Cuba and Barcelona, and perform at the White House for President Barack Obama as a member of the Howard Gospel Choir.

In the Fall, Hall will teach AP History in Virginia and plans to eventually pursue a doctorate in education.

Victoria Ili of Woodinville graduated from UW-Madison (Wisc.) in the College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Arts, Social Welfare.

The following local residents have graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, New York):
Aliaksei Dzianisau of Bothell, who graduated with an MS in Networking and Systems Administration.
Derek Gutheil of Bothell, who graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering.

Matthew Spencer of Woodinville has earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Journalism & Mass Comm from Whitworth University (Spokane, Wash.).  He graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Meg Dillard of Bothell has graduated from Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York) earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering .

Dean's List

Kelsey Brobeck of Bothell was named to the Spokane Falls Community College (Spokane, Wash.) honor roll.

Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. announced the following Woodinville students to the spring honor roll: Courtney Ho, Matthew Meyer, Kelly Wucherer

The University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas) announced the following Woodinville students to the spring honor roll:  Katherine Englander-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Laura Loyet-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) has named student-athlete Kayla Roberson of Woodinville to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Academic All-Conference Team.


Scholarships

The BECU Foundation awarded 80 BECU student members with $3,000 scholarships each towards their college education. The scholarships recognize and promote a student’s service in their school or community, leadership potential and academic achievement. Since the foundation’s inception in 1995, BECU has given more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 900 student members.

More than 1,000 students applied for the BECU Foundation scholarships and 80 were chosen based on grade point averages and community service work. Volunteer activities included science interpretation for the Pacific Science Center, mentoring students on a robotics team, teaching and mentoring elementary-aged children and providing food for teens and homeless youth.

The following local students received scholarships:
Emma Ledsham, Inglemoor High School
Megan Seibert, Bothell High School

 

Harvey’s devastation reminder of the  importance of flood insurance

  • Written by News Release from the Kings County Flood Control District

The damage left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is an urgent reminder for all of us, especially those living in a floodplain, for the need for flood insurance to help  in the recovery after the waters recede.

“Hurricane Harvey in Houston is a sobering reminder of the importance of protecting residents, homes and businesses from the devastating effects of flooding,” said King County Flood Control District Chair Reagan Dunn. “We must always be prepared.”

A 2013 study reported there are 32,000 residents living within a floodplain in King County. The same study showed there are only 7,200 flood insurance policies in ALL of King County—this includes both cities and unincorporated communities.

In comparison, in Harris County, Texas—which includes the city of Houston—there are 251,920 policies in force, with 119,000 of them in Houston alone.

It might surprise people to know that, standard insurance policies will not cover flood damage.

To find out about obtain-ing flood insurance, contact your insurance agent or visit www.floodsmart.gov.

Dunn and Flood Control District Vice Chair Dave Upthegrove are also calling for legislation from the King County Flood Control District to review and assess gaps in existing emergency action plans associated with levees in King County. In addition, evacuation and sheltering plans in place must be updated to serve populations that would be affected by the breech of levees similar to the events occurring in Houston.

“Developing emergency plans can be a matter of life and death,” said Upthegrove. “The District and the County should create robust strategies to streamline our response, and better take care for those impacted in the case of natural disaster.”

The proposed legislation will be similar to the resolution adopted by the District after the hole in the spillway of the Oroville Dam last February, when communities downriver from the dam were threatened. It will call on the Flood District and the County Executive, working with our local and federal partners, to review the existing emergency action plans associated with the major levees in King County. It will also prioritize actions necessary to update or create plans for evacuation and shelter for those affected by failures or conditions that cause the levees to be breeched.

Note:  The King County Flood Control District is a special purpose government created to provide funding and  policy  oversight  for  flood   protection  projects  and programs in King County. The Flood Control District’s Board is composed of the members of the King County Council. The Water and Land Resources Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks develops and implements the approved flood protection projects and programs. Information is available at www.kingcountyfloodcontrol.org.

Editor’s Note:    Why doesn’t standard homeowners insurance cover flood damage?

Insurance Companies are in the business to make money, and floods are generally a money-losing policy for them.

Floods occur over a fairly large area, and usually damage every home in the area. So the insurance company is paying out many, many claims at once. Fires, lightning strikes, etc. are basically random, and only a few houses will have claims at one time. Even when a tornado goes through a neighborhood only a few houses are hit, leaving others right next door undamaged.

Floods occur in certain areas. So it's quite possible that this same area will flood again. That means the insurance companies might have to pay repeated claims on this property.
Floods very seldom occur in other areas defeating the basic premise of insurance…spreading the risk over a lot of people when only a few will actually have a claim.

Police Beat - June 5, 2017

  • Written by City of Woodinville Police Department

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – NE 202 PL
Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle call shortly after 1:00 a.m. The vehicle was occupied by two males, who seemed startled when the deputy approached. The males appeared to be “frantically adjusting items on their laps”. One of the males said that they were there to meet with someone in a car parked in front of them. Deputies found a male and female “hiding” in a second car. Everyone had conflicting stories about what they were doing in this neighborhood.
 
CRIMINAL WARRANT, MISDEMEANOR – 144TH AVE NE
Deputies responded to investigate a report of a suspicious occupied vehicle. When the deputy approached the van, he saw a male slumped over the wheel. The deputy had to knock on the window several times to wake the driver. The male was jitter, bouncing up and down, swaying his head from side to side and his eyes were darting all around. The male also had sores on his face and hands all of this was consistent with intravenous drug use. The male advised he was currently on Methadone and does have a Heroin addiction. Inside the van was a pair of gloves, a headlamp and a screwdriver. The driver was arrested without incident on an outstanding warrant out of Marysville. The van was impounded for safekeeping.
 
LARCENY, 139TH AVE NE
Deputies were called to a business because employees recognized a male inside the store that they thought was associated for several thefts at businesses like theirs. As one of the deputies walked into the business the male in question was walking out. The deputy explained why he was there and asked the male for his name. Initially, the male provided a false name. Ultimately, the male’s identity was obtained, stolen property was recovered off his person and it was confirmed that Kirkland PD was in fact interested in this person for numerous thefts in their city. The male was turned over to Kirkland PD for investigation purposes.
 
DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED- 140TH AVE NE
A vehicle was stopped for driving with expired tabs 3/2016. The driver also had a suspended license for unpaid tickets. The driver was cited and released.
 
PERSON LOST – 131ST AVE NE
Deputies arrived at the business and contacted an 8-year-old male who said he couldn’t remember how to get home. The deputy located his home and return the child.
 
LARCENY, TAKEN FROM BUSINESS - 185TH ST
Per an employee she left her cell phone in the business break room and discovered it missing hours later. The phone has since been deactivated.
 
BICYCLE, RECOVERED STOLEN – NE 175TH ST
Per the victim he was at Play It Again Sports looking to buy a bicycle. When he was leaving the store, he was approached by a female who told him she had two bikes to sell. The victim purchased two bicycles for a total of $600.00. The victim then called the non-emergency King County Sheriff’s Office dispatch number and asked that they run the serial numbers off the bikes. One of the bicycles returned as stolen from a burglary in the city of Seattle. The victim brought the bike to the police department and turned it in. This is an ongoing investigation.

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