Taekwondo black belts

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Black Belts

On Dec. 20, 90 Woodinville area residents gathered together at the Carol Edwards Center to receive new ranks in taekwondo, a Korean form of martial arts. Among the crowd were 11 students (pictured from left to right: Tony Li, Alex Blaskovich, Erika Dietz, Nik Blaskovich, Vicente Sanchez, Tyler Doyle, Gabe Dietz, Paulette Vazquez, Willow Montero, Valerie Guenther, Danny Shostak and Master Forest West; not pictured: Keller Standish) receiving the highly coveted rank of black belt. The students practice 2-3 days per week training in kicking and striking techniques, sparring, board breaking, traditional forms and weapons at West Family Martial Arts in Woodinville for approximately three years to earn black belts.

Student of the month - January 2015

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SOM January 2015(Courtesy photo)

The student honored at the Woodinville Chamber’s Monthly Business Luncheon in January was Emily Rich, a 12th grader at Secondary Academy for Success (SAS). Emily participated in an Iron Chef competition, has worked at Starbucks for more than a year and took a culinary arts class at Bothell. Laurie Broulette has “enjoyed watching Emily grow up at SAS. She is hard working at school as well as her job.”

Northshore Schools Foundation sponsored Emily and Ms. Broulette, and Northwest Trophy & Awards provided her plaque.

Student lands helicopter at local school

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On Tuesday, Jan. 27, Robert Clarke, a senior at Chrysalis School, became the first student to fly and land a helicopter on the school's campus as part of his senior project. (Courtesy photo)

Applause - Feb. 2, 2015

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After recording a pair of top-two Division III times in two separate events at the Emory Crossplex Invitational on Jan. 25, Emory University senior sprinter Electra Korn from Woodinville (Eastside Prepatatory) was named the National Division III Women’s Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Jessica Hendrickson of Bothell was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Hendrickson was initiated at Berea College.

Applause - January 26, 2015

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Janice S. Lim of Mill Creek was named to the Fall 2014 Dean’s List at the University of Rhode Island.

Two students from Woodinville were among the more than 3,200 Baylor University students named to the Dean’s Academic Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester. Luke Thomas Richardson is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and Sarah Simone Richardson is enrolled in the Hankamer School of Business.

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