Applause - February 27, 2017

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff


Swimming Champions


WHS alumni help Whitman College to swimming championship title
Katie Davidson (WHS class of 2014) and Sarah Davidson (WHS class of 2016) helped Whitman College achieve their first Women’s NCAA Northwest Conference Swimming Championship title on Feb. 12, 2017. 
Katie set two Conference and Whitman College records with her teammates in the 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay and Sarah set three Whitman College records in the 1650 (mile) freestyle, the 1000 freestyle and the 500 freestyle.

Dean’s List

Grove City College
Bradley Evans

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Julia Lindstrom

Hofstra University
Marie Haaland

President’s List

The University of Alabama
Julia Maxine Howard

Provost’s Honor Roll

Whitworth University
David Hendricks
Courtney Ho
Daniel Jekel
Matthew Meyer
Matthew Spencer
Kelly Wucherer

Merit Finalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named ten Northshore School District seniors as National Merit Finalists. Finalists represent less than one-half of 1 percent of the 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test nationwide. Students are:
Bothell High School
Saisriram (Sidd) S. Gurajala
Inglemoor High School
Simon C. Duchastel de Montrouge,
Serafina M. Fortiner
 Jeffrey J. Maxwell
Natalie G. Smith
Nina S. Xiong
Edward R. Yang
Woodinville High School
 Jason Wien
David Hewett
 Nathan Pietraszak

Customer Service Award

In recognition for consistent success in its business operation, WIN Home Inspection Woodinville recently received an award celebrating its accomplishments in 2016. The Excellence in Customer Service Award highlights WIN’s highest customer service rating of 99.1 percent.

The award recognizes Robert “Bob” Twaddle for obtaining the top customer service rating nationwide among the WIN inspection network.  

Applause - February 6, 2017

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Dean’s List
Polytechnic Institute.
Xandria Korn,  Woodinville
Basak Soylu, Bothell

Taylor L. Bingea

Azusa Pacific University
Franklin Graves, Woodinville
Emily Lima, Bothell
Kelly Luxem, Bothell
Taylor Meckley, Woodinville
Harriella See, Bothell
Duncan Shaffer, Woodinville

University of New Hampshire
Ali McAllister-Day, Bothell

The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets
Marcus Harbol of Bothell

Rachel Rolling

Texas A&M University
Madeline N. Aghamalian, of Woodinville, with a bachelor of science degree in animal science
Michael A. James, of Woodinville, with a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering

“Leota Jr High 8th grader, Salvatore Collora, and his SnoKing Bantam A1 team (head coach, Ron Ortloff & asst. coach, Jim Klenk) became the first Seattle U14 Tier 1 hockey team to win the Canadian PCAHA Bantam Flight 2 Hockey Division Banner. Although no American team is allowed to compete in the playoff run, SnoKing Bantam A1 will focus on winning the upcoming Wash. state championship in March and represents Wash. to attend the National championship in Fort Lauderdale, FL in April. The team has been traveling weekly to Vancouver, BC between September to March to compete in the PCAHA League in the Lower Mainland Vancouver BC area. This is quite an accomplishment for Seattle youth hockey.”

NCAA Letter of Intent Signing Celebration

WHS Letters of IntentEmily Falla - Soccer – University of Redlands; Gabby Whalen - Basketball – Smith College; Bryce Coyne - Baseball – Occidental College; Lauren Knapik - Soccer – Cal Poly Pomona; Skylar Hein - Softball – St. Lawrence University; Rachael Davis - Equestrian – Baylor University; Mack Minnehan - Football – Colorado School of Mines

“NCAA Letter of Intent Signing Celebration” held February 1, at WHS where seven WHS student-athletes were honored alongside their families, coaches and peers.

January Student of the Month

January Chamber Student of the MonthPhoto courtesy of Photography by Carol Hook.

The Woodinville Chamber was pleased to honor our January Student of the Month, sponsored by the Northshore Schools Foundation. This month’s featured student was Aidan Gertz, a senior at Woodinville High School. Pictured here: Glenda Gertz (Aidan’s Mother), Teri Foose (Northshore Schools Foundation), Josh Butchart (Woodinville High School), Aidan Gertz (January Student of the Month), Dave Witt (Woodinville Chamber), Carmin Dalziel (Northshore Schools Foundation).

5th Grade Woodinville team Wins Glacier Peak Basketball tournament


Woodinville Falcons Select 5th Grade Basketball Team wins Glacier Peak MLK Tournament (5th Grade Champions)

Applause - January 30, 2017

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

In the fall 2016 semester, Andrew Hastings of Woodinville made the dean’s list at Drury University, Springfield, MO.

Emiley Melillo, a resident of Kenmore, has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.

Wheaton College student Kayla Roberson of Woodinville was named Swimmer of the Week by the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
At a recent quad meet against Hope College, Lake Forest College and Kalamazoo College, Roberson set a new meet record by winning the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:10.28. She also won the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:26.11.

Applause - January 23, 2017

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Bothell resident Casey Dosch graduates from Azusa Pacific

Woodinville resident Brandon May earned a degree from George Fox University

Honor student

The following students were named to the dean’s list at Baylor University this fall. 
Meghan J McCahill, Hankamer School of Business

DEAN’s list

Local students were among those who earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University for the fall 2016 semester.
 Kimberly Frost, senior, elementary education
 Jackie Hirai, sophomore, nursing

Julie Pelan, a graduate of Woodinville High School class of 2013, has made the dean’s list at Northern Arizona University for the second year in a row. Her parents, Jeff and Gale Pelan and grandparents, Sam and Betty Rubin live near Radar Lake in Woodinville.

Cornell College

Emery Armentrout of Woodinville has been admitted to Cornell College for the fall 2017 semester.

Sara Solum Hayashi to receive 16th annual ‘McMaster Heritage Award’ for Kenmore community service

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

KENMORE – Sara Solum Hayashi, a long-time volunteer and advocate of a wide range of arts programs, has been named winner of the Kenmore Heritage Society’s annual McMaster Heritage Award honoring an individual who has made outstanding volunteer contributions to the Kenmore community. 
“Over the past 17 years, Sara has demonstrated an energetic and sustained commitment to her community, especially its youth,” said Annette Eaton, president of the society. “When a worthwhile project is in need of support and help, Sara is often one of the first to volunteer.”

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