Bryan Zachary Owen of Woodinville received the highest tribute from the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout award, at his Eagle Court of Honor April 27 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church. An Eagle Scout from Troop 520 in Redmond, Wash., Bryan has lived in Woodinville for all of his 18 years and plans to attend Western Washington University next fall.
Life Scout Benton Walters from Troop 39 in Maltby/Snohomish is working on an Eagle project with Sound Salmon Solutions. Benton’s project is to salvage approximately 250 native plants and trees from a site located off of Schwarzsmiller Road. The plants are being salvaged in preparation for a large wood construction project scheduled for this summer. That project is designed to improve habitat conditions for endangered Chinook salmon. The project is funded by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Ducks Unlimited.
The plants and trees that are salvaged will be stored until they can be replanted. After construction is completed, the plants will be planted along the river to provide a vegetated buffer that will provide soil stability for the bank and shade to the river.
Helen Jenne of Shoreline, Wash., recently presented a paper at the annual Whitman College Undergraduate Conference on Tuesday, April 10. Her presentation was titled “The Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Infant Manual Exploration.” Jenne, the daughter of Polly and Ralph Jenne, is a 2009 graduate of Shorewood High School. She is currently a junior math and psychology major at Whitman.The undergraduate conference is an annual opportunity for Whitman students to share their research and creative projects with the community.
Emily Blair was awarded a $1,500 Katie Knapp Whitworth Class of 1940 Scholarship and a $1,000 Avery Quinn Plaster Memorial Scholarship from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.Blair graduated from Inglemoor High School in 2008 and plans to graduate from WSU in May 2013 with a degree in communications and English. She has been listed consecutively on the President’s Honor Roll, part of the Honors College, Alpha Delta Pi Director for Social Enrichment and graphic manager for The Daily Evergreen. Blair is the daughter of Mary Jane and Paul Blair of Woodinville.
The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation recently announced the Washington recipients of the 10th annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards, a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students. Aaron Furrer of Monroe is among the four Washington recipients. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award recipients will attend the university, college, community college or vocational/technical institute of their choice with $1,000 to $10,000 in tuition assistance from the NFIB.
Sophomore Maria Gau of Woodinville and a member of the Central Washington University softball team has been named to the 2012 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference team. Gau is in her second season as a member of the Wildcat pitching staff and has yet to declare a major. Gau is a 2010 graduate of Woodinivlle High School.
Jeff Lombard, a 2004 graduate of Woodinville High School, will graduate Summa Cum Laude on May 19, 2012 from Santa Clara Law School in Santa Clara, Calif. Summa Cum Laude means he graduated in the top 2 percent of his class. He has accepted a position with Cooley LLP, an international law firm headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
S. Edward Boselly, father of Woodinville Weekly publisher Julie Boselly, was voted the Distinguished Alumnus for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah for 2012. The Department requests nominations from faculty which is followed by faculty vote. The award ceremony was held May 3. Boselly, president of Weather Solutions Group (WSG) in Olympia, Wash., is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the nation’s leading professional society for scientists in the atmospheric and related sciences. The honor of Fellow is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, or their applications, during a substantial period of years. Boselly founded WSG in 1996 to provide consulting services to public and private entities in order to assist them in the reduction of the impact of weather on their operations. Prior to launching WSG, Boselly was a researcher and consultant on numerous road weather projects across the United States. He also served as a weather officer in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years.
Chadwin Hagens of Duvall was among 600 students at Eastern Oregon University named to the dean’s list for the 2012 winter term. To qualify students must achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Noah Lerner of Lake Forest Park, Wash., recently presented a paper at the annual Whitman College Undergraduate Conference on April 10. His presentation was titled “Father Charles Coughlin: American Religion in the Great Depression.” Lerner, the son of Tom Lerner and Kirsten Erickson, is a 2008 graduate of Mount Shorecrest High School. He is currently a senior religion major at Whitman.
Brenna A. Dwyer, a native of Kenmore, Wash., has graduated cum laude from the University of Montana Western. Dwyer earned a bachelor of science in business administration, equine management and small business management.