Applause - May 26, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Bothell High School junior Hannah Hunt will serve as the Washington state DECA Area Three President for the 2014-15 school year. Hunt is an advanced marketing student and has been actively involved in DECA for the past two years.

Area Three, one of 11 areas in Washington state DECA, includes the Northshore, Riverview, Lake Washington and Mercer Island school districts. The area president is elected by the voting delegates of the state association to represent Washington DECA. The area president serves as a leader and liaison to his/her area under the direction of the area leader and the Washington DECA leadership development coordinator.

Paula Zupke won second place for soprano vocal in the State Solo and Ensemble Competition sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA). To reach the state level, she had to be one of two finalists in her regional competition; at the state level she competed against the finalists from 22 regions. Paula sang two pieces, “The Embroidery Aria” from “Peter Grimes” by Benjamin Britton and “Hexenlied” by Mendelssohn, the latter in German.

Payton Schenck, a 2013 Woodinville High School graduate and daughter of Kevin and Christy Schenck of Woodinville, was placed on the dean’s list for her academic achievement during the spring 2014 semester. Schenck attends Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she just completed her freshman year. Northeastern University students are awarded dean’s list status if they maintain a 3.6 GPA or higher.

Laurin Gray, a junior at Forest Ridge of the Sacred Heart High School, has completed phase one of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The WAS program, hosted at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, is a competitive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education program for high school juniors from across Washington state.

Laurin applied in fall of 2013, along with 308 student applicants from 112 different public, private and home-school organizations, to participate in phase one of WAS. They have spent five months completing 10 online lessons. Laurin has successfully competed for one of the 160 slots available in a summer residency session held at the Museum of Flight and will attend this June.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Edward Eichelsdoerfer of Bothell was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Eichelsdoerfer was initiated at Oregon State University.

Eichelsdoerfer 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.

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