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.”
Honor Roll Jared Davis of Bothell was named to the fall 2016 honor roll list at Spokane Falls Community College. To receive honor roll status, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher. The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2016 fall term have been announced, and Sarah Slayton of Woodinville, Wash., has been named to the honors list.
Graduate Mikaela Gallagher of Woodinville was among some 2,270 students at the University of Alabama who were awarded degrees during winter commencement Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Gallagher received a bachelor’s degree.
Dean’s List Leah Turner, Syracuse University-Whitman School of Management. Resident of Woodinville. Graduated from LWHS. Zachary Paulsen of Woodinville has been named to the Champlain College dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.
Center for Student Action Azusa Pacific University students served in ministry through the Center for Student Action during the fall semester. Duncan Shaffer of Woodinville Kelly Luxem of Bothell
Jake StoneForbes 30 Under 30
Woodinville High School graduate Jake Stone was recognized by Forbes as 30 Under 30 in Sports Industry. Stone secures strategic digital partnerships with the likes of the NFL, PGA Tour, NASCAR and FOX Sports. Working directly with these partners, he establishes strategies for the monetization of sports rights, distribution platforms and fan engagement tools on web, mobile and virtual reality mediums.
Landon HalversonEastside Catholic Sophomore Invited to play violin in the 5th Avenue Theatre’s Rising Star Project, The Pajama Game
Sophomore Landon Halverson from Woodinville has been invited to be a part of the 5th Avenue Theatre’s Rising Star Project, The Pajama Game, as a violinist in the orchestra pit.
This opportunity is offered to 100 select high school students across the state to work with actors and staff while shadowing the 5th Avenue Theatre’s professional production of The Pajama Game. The students will then participate in their own performance of the play on March 17-18.
Salvatore ColloraLeota Junior High 8th grader Salvatore Collora, 13, has been nominated and selected by Sno-King Hockey Association to participate in the 2017 Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Development Camp which will be held in Wenatchee on January 28 & 29. He has also participated in school track & field, tennis and basketball. A few years ago, after tryouts for Woodinville Select Basketball, he had to make a choice between basketball and ice hockey. He decided to forfeit his spot at the Woodinville Select Basketball travel team because of his true passion for ice hockey.
He is currently playing for Sno-King Bantam A1 team and won 2nd place (out of 12 teams) in Bantam AAA division at the well known 2017 Pat Quinn Classic at Burnaby, British Columbia.
Students from Evergreen Academy Preschools in Kirkland and Bothell, Evergreen Academy Elementary School in Bothell and Lake Forest Park Montessori donated more than 200 gifts to local nonprofit Childhaven. The schools hosted giving trees, where students and families purchased items listed on selected tags for children in need during the holidays. Kindergarten students from Evergreen Academy Elementary School helped load vehicles for delivery and fifth grade students helped deliver the items to the organization.
Childhaven is a nonprofit organization that provides healing care to abused, neglected and chemically affected babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The organization also works with parents to help them learn how to care for and nurture their children and to manage their behavior positively and consistently.
The Snohomish County Sheriff Explorers Program received the keys to a 12- passenger Ford van last week.
In a story of an alumnus taking care of the next generation, the Roy Robinson dealership in Marysville donated the van to Explorer Post #207. The owner of the dealership, Gordy Bjorg Jr, was an explorer and later a deputy sheriff in southeast Washington.
On December 19th, a group of dedicated 6th - 9th grade Girl Scouts, from the Woodinville Service Unit #409, gathered for a recognition ceremony their achievement of the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards. The two awards are part of a series of Girl Scout’s highest awards, with the Girl Scout Gold Award being the ultimate achievement. The girls who gathered in December had completed their projects as Girl Scout Juniors (4th - 5th grade) and Girl Scout Cadettes (6th - 9th grade). When asked to reflect on their service projects, they said the big projects can be “scary,” take lots of “perseverance,” but “impacting your community” is ultimately “fun.”