Young and old shared the stage at the March meeting of Cascade Warbirds at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Each year the organization of historic military aviation enthusiasts awards flight training scholarships to young people interested in aviation careers. Alex Jonson of Issaquah, one of the recipients from 2015, gave a brief presentation of his accomplishments and was presented with a check for $1,000 to further his aviation endeavors. This year’s recipients were Ryan Check, Woodinville; Pavel Hoffelner, Seattle; Antonio Martorano, Seattle; Austin Mix, Black Diamond; Blake Nelson, Tacoma; and Jake Peterson, Puyallup.
Colgate University Abigail Freid, a graduate of Woodinville High School Killian Pinkelman, a graduate of Woodinville High School Cameron Pauly, a graduate of Inglemoor High School
PHI KAPPA PHI
Daniel Knight of Bothell, Washington, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Knight was initiated at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott.
The following students made the Seattle Pacific University 2016 autumn quarter dean’s list.
Students on the dean’s list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average. SPU is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best National Universities list.
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a leading Christian university.
Susanna Marie Andrews of Duvall. Sarah Catherine Ethington of Carnation. Alexis Orndorf of Duvall. Callie Ann Turner of Carnation. Mikayla Christine Turner of Carnation.
Students from the Woodinville area have been named to the Dean's List at the University of Washington for Autumn 2016 Quarter. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (out of 4). Students are notified that they have achieved this distinction when they receive their grades for the quarter.
The students are listed alphabetically by home town.
Dean’s List Seattle Pacific University Abagayle Lee Blank Brittany Keiko Geis Alexandra Megan Grim Makayla Dawn Hordyk Caroline Elizabeth Metsker Hollis Miller III Ashley Rita Terese Smith Kevin Robert Staley Chandler Vincent Stevens Zahara Marguerite Williams Lauren Taylor Wolf Karen Jean Yae
President’s List Clemson University Benjamin Fox
Honor’s List Whitman Matthias Argenyi Hannah Bouwman Kathryn Davidson Emma Patterson Claire Pepple
Graduate Boston University Elyse A. Compau, Master of Social Work in Social Work
Merit scholars L-R: Andrew Charters, Alexandra Galiotto, Paul Riddle, Samuel GlazeEastside Catholic announces four National Merit Scholarship finalists and one Presidential Scholar Award
The National Merit Scholarship Program announced this year’s finalists in its academic competition and Eastside Catholic School is proud to have four students honored: Woodinville resident Andrew Charters, Sammamish resident Alexandra Galiotto, Duvall resident Samuel Glaze (President Scholar Candidate) and Snoqualmie resident Paul Riddle.
Additionally, Samuel Glaze received the Presidential Scholar award from the Department of Education. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students of U.S. high school seniors.
Class of 2017 valedictorians and salutatorians
Valedictorians: Andrew Charters, Jamie Krueger, Rachel DePencier, Maria Gregg, Paul RiddleEastside Catholic High School has announced the Class of 2017 valedictorians and salutatorians. The valedictorians and salutatorians are listed below with their hometown and college they will be attending. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding students.
Valedictorians: Andrew Charters, Woodinville – U.S. Naval Academy Rachel DePencier, Sammamish – John Hopkins University Maria Gregg, Sammamish – Undecided Jamie Krueger, North Bend – Montana State University Paul Riddle, Snoqualmie – Undecided
Salutatorians: Elena Beeck, Redmond – Undecided Adrenne Co, Sammamish– Undecided Henry Gilchrist, Bellevue – U.S. Air Force Academy Shubra Tewari, Sammamish – Undecided
High School Principal Dr. Justyna King says, “This year’s group of valedictorians and salutatorians are incredibly talented and span a wide range of interests — from coding to theatre, band and athletics, our top academic students reflect the wide range of interests our entire student body embraces. They are great representatives of what the Eastside Catholic experience provides for students of all academic ranges.”
The Eastside Catholic High School 2017 graduation ceremony will be held at Benaroya Hall in Seattle on Monday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. Baccalaureate will be held Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish.
Woodinville student serves as page for Sen. Rossi
(Photo courtesy of Washington State Legislature)Harris Gardner, a junior at The Overlake School in Redmond, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Harris was one of 27 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2017 legislative session.
He was sponsored by Sen. Dino Rossi, who represents the 45th Legislative District.
“Harris has an incredible work ethic,” said Rossi, R-Redmond. “I’m glad he was able to get some work experience and a closer look at state lawmaking.”
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Students are responsible for transporting documents between offices, as well as delivering messages and mail.
Pages spend time in the Senate chamber and attend page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. Students also draft their own bills and engage in a mock session.
“I had some friends who spoke highly of the page program, so I decided I would give it a shot,” Harris said when asked about why he applied to the Senate Page Program. “It has been a little taxing on my feet, but it has been a lot of fun making deliveries and learning about the legislative process!”
He is the son of Randi Hedin and Andy Gardner of Woodinville.