Applause - September 15, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Dr. Jonathan Collin of Woodinville received an award for Excellence in Integrative Medicine and Excellence in Medical Journalism at the Emord & Associates’ Gala.

national merit/national achievement
Oluwasemilore Sobande of Woodinville, a student at the Bear Creek School, is a National Merit Commended Student for the class of 2015.

Eleven Northshore School District students are semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship competition:
Inglemoor High School — Zhanpei Fang, Julia Lefond, Liora Silkes, Gary Wang, Zijie Wang and Antonia Willnow
Woodinville High School — Amrutha Gujjar, Peter Lawson, James Ragan, Kaylene Stocking and Desmond Toor

Rebecca Peoples, a Bothell High School senior, was named a National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist.

Dean’s Award
Sofia Estay, a international relations major from Woodinville, has been awarded the Dean’s Award for academic excellence by Colgate University for the spring 2014 semester.
The Dean’s Award is given to students with a 3.30 or higher grade-point average while enrolled in 3.75 or more course hours.

Board of Trustees
Jennifer Thompson of Woodinville has joined the Board of Trustees of Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, the nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Thompson is the director of a team that oversees product testing and quality control for Costco Wholesale Corporation. She has also served on several different teams at Costco and was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard Reserves in 2002.
Thompson graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor of arts in communications. She currently resides in Woodinville with her husband and three children, one of whom is a former wish recipient.

Applause - September 1, 2014

  • Written by Karin Hopper


Isaac Bailey was awarded a $1,500 Charles W. Harrison Engineering Scholarship by the Washington State University Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. Recipients of this scholarship must have financial need and strong academic promise.

Bailey graduated from Woodinville High School in 2014 and plans to graduate from WSU in May 2018 with a degree in environmental engineering. He is the son of Stepheney and David Bailey of Woodinville.

Applause - August 25, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff


Brianna Jean Robinson of Kenmore was among nearly 800 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in an Aug. 16 ceremony at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Robinson received a master of applied science degree from the Graduate College.

Jonathan Thomas Motta of Woodinville graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He was one of 1,117 students who participated in summer commencement on Aug. 16, 2014.

Applause - August 18, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Cadet Ryan Johnson (Class of 2018) of Woodinville joined the U.S. Air Force Academy Thunderbird Squadron earlier this month after completing five weeks of mental and physical basic cadet training.
Johnson is a 2014 graduate of Woodinville High School and also received his associates degree in business from Cascadia Community College. He was nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy by Senator Maria Cantwell and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene earlier this year.

The following students from Woodinville recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University:
Annette E. Brown — master of arts in TESOL.
AnnRene Joseph — doctor of education in Doctoral Studies in Education.
Nicholas Richard Kummert — master of arts in teaching in master of arts in teaching.
Lauren R. Miller — master of arts in industrial/organizational psychology.
Alyssa Mary Nelson —bachelor of arts in integrated studies, cum laude.
Julie Joy Nivison — bachelor of arts in art, cum laude.
Elena J. Raney — bachelor of science in nursing, summa cum laude.
Kristen Irene Shomber — master of science in marriage and family therapy.

Craig Jacobson of Bothell earned an undergraduate degree from California Lutheran University in May. Jacobson graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in communication.

Applause - August 11, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Spring Arbor University is pleased to announce that Ethan Goodnight of Bothell was named to the spring 2014 Academic Honors List, which recognizes full-time students who have received a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for the semester. Part-time students must receive a 3.7 GPA for the semester and carry a cumulative 3.7 GPA.
Goodnight is a sophomore majoring in history. He maintains a cumulative 4.0 GPA.