NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INVENTORS
The father of HaloPure’s drinking water technology S.D. “Dave” Worley, was named a “Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.” Dr. Worley, a scientific adviser to Bothell-based HaloSource, will be inducted on March 20 during the NAI annual conference at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
Worley’s research is leading to safer drinking water in developing nations. He received 40 patents in the course of discovering this process, which has been commercialized by HaloSource Inc.
GEAR UP AND GO
Five Northshore School District fifth-graders earned awards from the 2014 Gear Up and Go! Winter Games held Dec. 20 to Jan. 3, designed to help promote physical activity over Winter Break.
Super Sqorer awards were given to students from each participating school district that earned the most activity points during Winter Break. Camden Burrows, Arrowhead Elementary School, received first place with 1,894,029 points and Ashley Coyle, Kokanee Elementary School, placed second with 1,800,147 points.
Super Syncer awards were given to students from each participating school district that synced the most number of days during Winter Break. Sydney Pope, Kokanee Elementary School, earned first place; Jenny Zhan, Lockwood Elementary School, placed second; and Hannah Braswell, Crystal Springs Elementary School, placed third.
Elaine Scott, Dean of UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, was recently named a recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM) at the University of California, Davis.
The DEAM is an alumni award from UC Davis’ College of Engineering. At a ceremony in February, Scott will be recognized for 15 years or more of industry, academic or public service experience, as well as her record of outstanding achievements. According to the college, the award also recognizes distinguished service to the College of Engineering, the engineering profession or the community.
Several Woodinville wineries were honored in Wine Press Northwest’s 15th annual Platinum Judging.
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
- Double Platinum and Best of the Best — 2011 Mr. Big Petite Sirah
- Platinum — 2013 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Shepherds Mark
- Double Gold — 2013 A Squared Pinot Gris
- Double Gold — 2011 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Quarry Butte
- Double Gold — 2011 Members Only
- Double Gold — 2011 Destiny Ridge Vineyard A Squared Cabernet Sauvignon
- Gold — 2013 Crawford Vineyard Viognier
- Gold — 2013 Crawford Vineyard Affinity Albariño
William Church Winery
- Double Platinum and Best of the Best — 2011 Gamache Vineyards Malbec
- Double Platinum — 2011 2 Spires
- Double Gold — 2013 Viognier
Brian Carter Cellars
- Double Platinum — 2011 Opulento
- Double Platinum — 2009 Tuttorosso
- Platinum — 2010 Corrida
- Platinum — 2010 Byzance
- Gold — 2010 Le Coursier
- Gold — 2012 Oriana
- Gold — 2009 Solesce
Robert Ramsay Cellars
- Double Platinum — 2011 Masons Red
- Double Gold — 2011 Par La Mer
- Platinum — 2010 Lawrence Vineyard Block 3 Syrah
- Platinum — 2013 Otis Vineyard Pinot Gris
- Double Gold — 2011 Verhey Vineyard Malbec
- Double Gold — 2011 Upland Vineyard Ancient Rocks
- Double Gold — 2013 1/2 Ass Limited Release #6 White
- Double Gold — 2012 Late Harvest Muscat
- Double Gold — 2011 Upland Estates Grenache
- Double Gold — 2010 Gravel Bar
- Double Gold — 2010 Block #4 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Syrah
- Double Gold — 2010 County Line Red
- Double Gold — 2011 Upland Vineyard Mourvèdre
- Double Gold — 2010 Konner Ray Red
- Gold — 2011 The Farmer Red
- Gold — 2012 Upland Vineyard Francis White
- Gold — 2011 Petite Sirah
- Gold — 2012 Upland Vineyard Aligote
Chateau Ste. Michelle
- Platinum — 2013 Dry Riesling
- Platinum — Eroica 2012 Riesling
- Platinum — Anew 2012 Riesling
- Double Gold — 2010 Artist Series Meritage
- Double Gold — 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
- Double Gold — 2011 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
- Double Gold — 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling
- Double Gold — 2012 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon
- Gold — Eroica 2012 Gold Riesling
- Gold — 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay
Eye of the Needle
- Platinum — NV Private Eye
- Gold — NV Harvest White
- Gold — 2011 Otis Vineyard Reserve Merlot
- Double Gold — 2011 Tre
- Gold — 2012 Chardonnay
- Double Gold — 2012 Mourvèdre
- Double Gold — 2012 Hellcat
Silver Lake Winery
- Double Gold — 2012 Roza Riesling
- Gold — 2012 Chardonnay
- Double Gold — 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Double Gold — 2012 Semillon
- Gold — 2010 Merlot
- Gold — 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Sky River Meadery
- Double Gold — NV Solas Honey Wine
- Gold — 2012 Chardonnay
- Gold — 2013 Façon Blanc
Goose Ridge Estate Winery
- Gold — 2011 Chardonnay
HIGH PERFORMANCE SCHOOL
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recognized Kenmore Junior High School as a high-performance, sustainable junior high school facility that supports environmental leadership and provides hands-on opportunities for sustainable academics.
Kenmore Junior High School met the state’s High Performance Schools design requirements. The school design includes sustainable characteristics and building systems that deliver superior energy performance, reduce water use, provide excellent indoor environmental qualities and operate more efficiently and effectively, potentially reducing the building’s annual operating costs.
Ryan Christensen of Woodinville was named to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Dean’s Honor List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. Christensen is enrolled in the College of Engineering.
Molly McCloskey of Kenmore, a senior studying biology, was one of 564 students named to the Dean’s List of Saint Vincent College for the fall 2014 semester.
Zachary Klein of Woodinville has been named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University for the fall semester of the 2014-15 academic year.
The following local students were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University.
Madison Mackenzie of Bothell was named to the fall 2014 honor roll list at Spokane Falls Community College.
Sara Dicey of Woodinville was named to the fall 2014 honor roll at Spokane Community College.
Jessica Bruce has earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for fall semester 2014.
Willows Lodge was just named the “Best Hotel in Washington State” by Business Insider on its Best Hotels in Every State List published in January 2015.
The award is based on reviews, local recommendations, and Business Insider’s own list of the Best Hotels In America, for which they aggregated four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotel Awards, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual Reader’s Choice Awards), TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels In The World (part of its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards) and the Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards.
V.P. SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Luke Wissman, B2B specialist and major market expert, has been hired for OceanGate’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development. He joins Woodinville-based OceanGate, a manned submersible solutions provider, after successfully crafting and delivering on a $3.2B contract with Sikorsky Aircraft, an industry leader in innovation in aerospace technologies.
US LACROSSE YOUTH AWARD
Kate Roper of Woodinville is one of seven winners nationwide of the 2014 US Lacrosse Youth Awards. Roper was awarded Outstanding Contribution to the Game: U15 and Under. This honor is given to a US Lacrosse member who is a long-standing contributor to the youth game and makes a lasting impact by supporting the US Lacrosse mission and vision.
Roper has been president of the Washington Schoolgirls’ Lacrosse Association for the past five years, during which time lacrosse has enjoyed a double-digit annual growth rate in the state of Washington. One nomination letter described her as “the driving force” behind the sport’s growth in Washington, while another stated that she has “successfully shepherded the growth of lacrosse by always keeping the big picture in mind.”
The winners will be officially honored at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore, Jan. 23-25.