Seaman Ryan Larson. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman)
Operations Specialist Seaman Ryan Larson, from Bothell, relays information between the bridge and the combat information center aboard USS Cole (DDG 67) as the ship departs Augusta Bay, Italy following a scheduled port visit Dec. 11, 2014.
Cole, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.
Sgt. 1st Class Sara Schultz of Bothell was one of four soldiers in the Seattle area who were selected to serve as a Soldier Mentor for the nation’s top high school football players. Schultz, who joined the Army Reserve in 2001, will mentor football players and marching band members at the Army All-American Bowl annual East vs. West match-up on Jan. 3.
NAFME ALL NORTHWEST CONFERENCE Congratulations to the Northshore students who were selected through auditions to perform at the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) Northwest Division Biennial Conference, Feb. 12-14, 2015 in Spokane, Wash. Students will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors.
The selected students are: Bothell High School Isaac Anzlovar, Trombone, All Northwest Band Josh Bell, Trumpet, All-State Concert Band Rebecca Renfrow, Flute, All-State Concert Band Megan Seibert, Flute, All-State Concert Band Ryan Short, Euphonium, All-State Concert Band Brandi Burnell, Oboe, All-State Symphony Orchestra Robert Ha, Violin, All-State Symphony Orchestra Richard Sohn, Violin, All-State Symphony Orchestra
Inglemoor High School Ben Congdon, Clarinet, All Northwest Band Clara Hope, Simpson Cello, All Northwest Orchestra Stanely Wu, Cello, All Northwest Orchestra Ben Porter, Violin, All Northwest Orchestra Victor Huyan, Violin, All Northwest Orchestra Frederick Huyan, Violin, All Northwest Orchestra Ingrid Ponten, Cello, All-State Orchestra
Woodinville High School Hans Wampler, Violin, All Northwest Orchestra Sean Wu, Violin, All Northwest Orchestra Grant Benson, Bass Clarinet, All Northwest Orchestra Michael Games, Tenor, All-State Symphonic Choir Anna Wright, Alto, All-State Symphonic Choir Jackie Marchioro, Alto, All-State Symphonic Choir Peter Lawson, Cello, All-State Symphony Orchestra Paul Trueblood, Flute, All-State Symphony Orchestra Henry Coba, Trombone, All-State Concert Band
Kenmore Junior High School Mary Holt, Violin, All-State Orchestra
Leota Junior High School Ethan Wu, Violin, Junior All-State Orchestra
Northshore Junior High School Jeremiah Kim, Violin, Junior All-State Orchestra Jerry Cao, Violin, All-State Symphony Orchestra
Skyview Junior High School Ina Almacen, Viola, Junior All-State Orchestra
ST. OLAF ORCHESTRA
Kyle Wasson from Woodinville, a member of the St. Olaf Orchestra, performed in the annual St. Olaf College Christmas Festival in Northfield, Minnesota. Wasson is a performance major. He is the son of Steven and Stephanie Wasson and is a graduate of Redmond High School.
The festival, which is broadcast nationwide on public television and radio, has been featured in publications such as TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. For information on how to listen to encore broadcasts of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival in your area, visit the event website (wp.stolaf.edu/christmasfest/broadcast-information) or check your local radio listings.
PHI KAPPA PHI
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Rachel Choi of Mill Creek, Washington was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Choi was initiated at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Choi is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Melissa Gilkey of Woodinville, a senior forward on the Washington University in St. Louis basketball team, was selected as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week for the week of Dec. 8.
NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION The following 17 Northshore teachers received their National Board Certification this school year: Haakon Aasan, Canyon Park Junior High School, Science Erin Marie Burke, Kokanee Elementary School, Fourth Grade Alaina Marie Lyn Coons, Kokanee Elementary School, Third Grade Carly Jaeger Epler, Westhill Elementary School, Fourth Grade Virginia Ruth Krochmalny, Woodinville High School, Counselor Matthew Lang, Northshore Junior High School, Math Kjerstin Nordtvedt Lee, Skyview Junior High School, Counselor Christen McEwen, Kokanee Elementary School, First Grade Elizabeth Methot, Canyon Park Junior High School, Counselor Darren Joseph Meucci, Leota Junior High School, Music Kelly A. Mezich, Frank Love Elementary School, Fifth Grade Ailisa Newhall, Canyon Park Junior High School, Choir Jeanne M. Schmidt, Inglemoor High School, CLC Jennifer Frederick Shibayama, Canyon Park Junior High School, Science and Math Kaitlin Marie Vagt, Canyon Creek Elementary School, Third Grade Jessica Hemm Van Deusen, Shelton View Elementary School, Fourth Grade William Ryan Weaver, Fernwood Elementary School, Fourth Grade
BREWERY AWARDS Foggy Noggin Brewing is honored to receive five votes in the 2014 Northwest Brewing News Readers Choice Awards. Best Nano Brewery (Washington state) Best Brown Ale - Butch’s Brew (English Hazelnut Brown) Best Cream Ale - Foggy Noggin Cream Ale Best Fruit Beer - Cranberry Frost (English Golden Strong Ale) Best Pale Ale - Diablo del Sol (English Pale Ale)
The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) recognized Bothell High School senior Sophia McMahon for her academic achievements. Requirements for recognition include achieving a minimum required PSAT/NMSQT score in their junior year, be of at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latina decent and achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher by the end of their junior year.
Peter Lawson, a senior at Woodinville High School, a member of the school orchestra and jazz ensemble, is also a cellist with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. On Sunday, Nov. 23, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra performed a world premiere of Symphonic Finale, a piece composed by Peter, at Benaroya Hall. Peter has composed several pieces that have been performed by the orchestras and chamber groups at both Timbercrest Junior High and Woodinville High School. This is the first time that one of Peter’s pieces will be performed by a full symphony orchestra.
The Maltby Cafe won Best Breakfast in King5’s Best of Western Washington awards. This is the 16th time the cafe has won Best Breakfast.
UW Bothell physicist and first chancellor Warren Buck has been chosen as a History Maker — a select group of African Americans who have made substantive contributions in their fields. On Friday, Nov. 7, Buck was honored at the Library of Congress, where his oral life story will be permanently housed. The History Makers include movie stars, athletes and scientists, among others. Buck was one of 400 invited to attend the ceremony in Washington, D.C. Anyone who has encountered Buck knows that his passion runs deep when it comes to physics and the sciences.
Master Detailing Certification
Craig MacKay of Woodinville’s Clean Planet Detailing joined nine of his fellow Air Force One Detailing Team members as Celebrity Guest Detailers at SEMA November 4-7 in Las Vegas. SEMA is the largest automotive specialty and aftermarket tradeshow in the world. Nearly 200,000 attendees enjoyed the live demonstrations from MacKay and the team, who were invited by both SONAX Car Care and Flex North America as guests in their exhibits every day. MacKay was also awarded his long awaited, but well-deserved Master’s Certification for detailing and paint correction during the Detailing Success Network’s annual meeting following the show. The Masters Certification is the highest level available to the industry.
School of Distinction
Northshore Networks and Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) have been named 2014 School of Distinction award winners for the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). The award recognizes the top 5 percent of schools in Washington state that have made sustained improvements in reading and math over five years. Northshore Networks and SAS were two of 50 schools in 18 school districts within the PSESD region, and were recognized at an awards ceremony Nov. 4. Northshore Networks is an individualized, customized and independent learning program for Northshore students in grades 1-12 as an option to the traditional learning environment. SAS is an alternative high school for students in grades 9-12 whose learning styles require different instructional approaches and who need or want an alternative setting to the large comprehensive high school.
This year, several young dancers from Woodinville will perform in the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker. Shea Kozel is playing the role of Party Girl; Ashleigh Steedman is playing the role of Infantry; Nora Hayden is playing the role of Party Girl; Faye Hayden is playing the role of Infantry Officer; and Sophie Steedly is playing the role of Artillery Officer. All dancers attend PNB School, which is recognized as one of the top three ballet training institutions in the United States. After 31 years, this is the last year of the PNB’s one-of-a-kind Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker.
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Woodinville High School Students of the Month
Woodinville High School recognized 38 September/October Students of the Month before their parents and peers on Nov. 14 at a celebration held in the WHS theater. Students of the Month are nominated by WHS staff and are recognized in six areas: Academics, Career & Technology, Citizenship, Global Thinking, Health & Fitness and Personal Expression.
ACADEMICS Mairead Brown Danielle Caeton John Cox Evie Fisher Jeana Hansen Makayla Hordyk Nikita Kovalovs Aliena Lowell Elling Payne Thomas Perry Nathan Pietraszak Timothy Player Aria Walls
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY Amrutha Gujjar
CITIZENSHIP Noah Bamesberger Grace Braddock Danielle Caeton Cody Claughton John Cox Alyssa Gee Shayde Lopez Megan Messer Julio Santos Marcus Schloredt Emerson Stipes Sara Verble Taylor Vo Braydon Waddell Taylor Woodworth Connor Xiong
PERSONAL EXPRESSION Sonora Carroll Lauren Stoneberg Alec Dietz Jennifer Parson Cameron Hudson
HEALTH & FITNESS Jordyn Boyd Jacob Lageson Tyler McKinnon Charles Pallette Jennifer Parson