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Woodinville student works on cancer vaccines

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

App Verburg 03Courtesy Photo. Mark VerburgMark Verburg, a recent graduate of Cedar Park Christian school, had a very interesting and rewarding summer interning for the Tumor Vaccine Group of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

He worked closely with Juan Pablo Marquez-Manriquez, M.D. performing the ELISA, ELISpot and Western blot experiments that aid in the search for immune-based therapies for patients with a high risk of developing cancer. This is Verburg’s second summer interning with the Tumor Vaccine Group. 

He will be attending Boston College in the fall with a planned major in biochemistry along with additional courses that will qualify him for medical school.

Applause - August 26, 2013

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App IrwinKelly IrwinKelly Irwin will attend Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Ariz., beginning August 2013.  Kelly is a 2008 graduate of Woodinville High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in biology. 

Hayden McTavish, 15,  of Kenmore, came home a world champion after two days of head-to-head Pokémon video game battles at the 2013 World Pokémon Championships in Vancouver, B.C. Hayden competed among more than 600 of the most elite Pokémon players from around the world, winning first place in the senior division. Hayden joins a group of only six players to earn the coveted title of 2013 Pokémon World Champion at the invitation-only event. Along with the title, Hayden also earned a scholarship, exclusive Pikachu World Champion trophy, and a travel award to compete at the 2014 Pokémon World Championships next summer in Washington, D.C.

Applause - August 12, 2013

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EvaSUgradceremonyEva V. JacobsonSeattle University Class of 2013 graduate, Eva V. Jacobson, was honored with the English Department McDonald Award presented by the Seattle University School of Arts & Sciences Faculty. "Eva is graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in English and is among the department’s best natural writers," according to the faculty statement. "Her writing is clear, well-organized, detailed, and interesting with a strong jargon-free personal voice. She is an exceptionally acute close reader of passages and uses her close readings to make complex, subtle arguments about characters and ideas. She also accurately reads the theoretical and scholarly literature, understands the theoretical or critical debates that she is joining, and stakes out her own positions in a sophisticated way. She writes powerful exploratory pieces and at all times demonstrates mature intellectual engagement. She exemplifies the kind of academic achievement and intensity that characterizes the McDonald Award."

Graduating Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors, Jacobson, a Woodinville High School 2010 graduate, completed her bachelor of arts degree in three years, with a major in English and a minor in women & gender studies. Eva credits her WHS English and AP instructors in preparing her for vigorous studies, while she took advantage of the WHS/UW College in the High School opportunity and AP classes, which made it possible to accelerate the completion of her degree. 

Jacobson, the daughter of  Brenda Vanderloop and Paul Jacobson of Woodinville, just returned from a summer Women’s Studies program in London and the UK and is in the midst of preparations for her graduate studies.  

Cameron Exelby and Brittany Geis

were among the 50 recipients to win a scholarship from BECU. These recipients were selected by a volunteer selection committee of local business, educational and non-profit leaders based on a combination of strong dedication to community service, leadership and academics.

Cameron Exelby:

Woodinville High School

Relay for Life Volunteer Team Captain

Cameron was orginally inspired by his grandmother who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer when Cameron was 8 years old. Relay for Life is a cause Cameron is committed to and which has already had a meaningful impact. It provided a feeling of accomplishment but also a profound sense of humility.

His grandmother is still alive today due to her participation in a pharmaceutical study. Cameron has been a team captain for the past four years, and will continue to support this very worthy cause with his direct and active involvement.

Brittany Geis:

Inglemoor High School

Volunteer in a special needs classroom

Brittany’s volunteer experience working with a special needs classroom has taught her so many valuable lessons. It has also prepared her for the future. From the students, she has learned that even if you have a disability you can still make the most of life and make every moment count. This experience has led her to a career choice as a pediatric occupational therapist. Brittany hopes to one day help children with special needs.

Loyola Marymount University has announced the following Northshore students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

Jordynn Otto, Bothell

Sarah Carratt,  Mill Creek

Christine Nafziger,  Woodinville

Jillian Jaccard,  Woodinville

Tauras Vilgalys, Woodinville

The following students were recently named to the Northeastern University’s dean’s list for the spring semester:

Woodinville:

Catherine A. Geiger, majoring in biochemistry.

Nicole E Ochandarena

, majoring in behavioral neuroscience.

Ashley C Conroy

, majoring in psychology.

Sydney-Johanna Brovick Stevns

, majoring in international affairs.

"Cream of the Crop" awards for their outstanding efforts in support of Northshore students and Milk Money went to the following businesses:

Woodinville Banner Bank, Sparta’s Pizza and Pho Hoa for keeping the bottles up all year round

Extreme Pita and Woodinville Thai for designating a portion of staff tips to the cause

The Foundation House, The Ranch and Yakima Fruit Market for enthusiastic participation

TJMaxx for holding an employee bake sale and potluck to support the cause

• Half of all the money raised comes by way of matching funds up to $3000 from the NorthlakeWindermere Office.

Katharine Mae Olsen of Bothell graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego.

Olsen earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.She participated in the honors program that provides opportunities for interaction with faculty, specialized course work, undergraduate research and focused academic advising.

Andrew Pearson

of Woodinville was named to the spring 2013 president’s list at LeTourneau University.Pearson achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average to receive this honor.

Michael Daniel Postetter

of Kenmore was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Postetter is enrolled in the university’s John M. Olin School of Business.

The following local residents made the dean’s list for spring 2013 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology:

Brandon Boudrias of Bothell is a fourth-year student in the applied networking and system administration program in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Taylor Wisman of Kenmore is a fourth-year student in the packaging science program in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology.

Cameron Amer

of Woodinville and Grace Lackey of Mill Creek have been named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for spring quarter 2013.

Eric Schmidt

of Woodinville has graduated from Whitman College with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology. Schmidt is the son of Jim and Cindy Schmidt and a 2009 graduate of North Atlantic Regional High School.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has announced that Zachary Schroeder of Woodinville was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Schroeder is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering at Oregon State University.

Neda Shahram

of Kenmore participated in Berklee College of Music’s 2013 commencement held recently in Boston. Shahram received a degree of bachelor of music in music business/management.

Katie Campbell

of Woodinville was named to the dean’s list of distinction at University of Northern Colorado Greeley.

Kathryn Wolfram

of Woodinville has graduated from St. Olaf College. She is an economics major and the daughter of Mark Wolfram and Lynn Cash.

Anne Willey

, a Luther College sophomore from Bothell, was named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list.

Nathan Quarterman

, a Woodin Elementary student, set a new Midlakes Swim League record in the boys 10 and under 25-yard butterfly with a time of 13.31, shattering the old record set in 2009 of 13.82.

Nathan, as well as his little brother Tyler, swam in the Midlakes Championship July 20 at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

The boys swim for the High Woodlands Dolphins.

Applause - July 22, 2013

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Caitlin Elizabeth Bennett

of Bothell graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts degree in art history and art during the 143rd Commencement May 25 at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md.

Woodinville’s Maja De Bonte will join 64 other gifted kids from across the country for Yunasa, a week-long camp from the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) led by experts in the field of gifted education. The camp is designed to remind bright campers that they are more than just intellect, and campers will spend the week exploring and growing the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical aspects of their lives.

Lauren C. Michael

has recently been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring semester. She is the daughter of Bob and Shannon Michael of Bothell.

Other Northshore students named to the Boston University dean’s  list include: Allison H. DeAngelis and Katherine  E. Sexton, both of Woodinville.

Bothell Post 127 of the American Legion sponsored four high school juniors from the Northshore School District to Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

From Woodinville High School are Charles Mehrmann, Dalton Mann, Jacob Yee. From Bothell High was Tyler Chappell.Bothell Post members were pleased to learn Dalton Mann was selected as one of two boys from each state to attend BoysNation in Washington, D.C., in July.

Caroline Brawner

was a recipient of the dean’s award for academic excellence during the 2013 spring term at Colgate University, where Brawner is a member of the Class of 2015 and studies international relations.Brawner is a graduate of Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy, and lives in Bothell.

Reeceann Cabaniero-Buendia

from Woodinville was named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven for the spring 2013 semester.

Andrea Clark

of Mill Creek was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Creighton University, located in Omaha, Neb.

Colin Eckhoff

, who attended Hollywood Hill Elementary and Timbercrest Jr. High before heading to The Bear Creek School has been selected as a delegate to the Inaugural Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine next week in Boston.  He is one out of only 175 students selected across the country.

Chelsea Fleeger

, a junior psychology-BS major at Grove City College, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Fleegeris a 2010 graduate of Lititz Christian School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fleeger (Ann) from Bothell.

Spring Arbor University has announced that Ethan Goodnight was named to the spring 2013 academic honors list. Goodnight of Bothell is a freshman majoring in history. Goodnight, son of David and Shelly Goodnight, has a cumulative 4.0 GPA. Spring Arbor University is a private, four-year Christian liberal arts university located near Jackson, Mich.

Preston Longoni

graduated with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from University of Portland. He is employed at Core Design Civil Engineering in Bellevue, Wash.

Rachel Dunn

of Woodinville, a freshman majoring in English, and Caitlin King of Bothell, a freshman majoring in engineering, were named to the George Fox University dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Students had to earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better to land a spot on the list.

The following area students have been named to the spring term dean’s list at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY:

• Sophmore Hayden Eriks of Kenmore is the son of Stephanie Matthews. Eriks is majoring in business administration.

• First-year student Hannah Strom of Kenmore is the daughter of Brian Strom and Diane Strom. Strom is majoring in psychology and mathematics.

Daniel Held

of Woodinville has been named to the University of Kansas honor roll for the spring 2013 semester. Held is a senior studying design. He was named to the honor roll for the School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Madison Marie Jones

of Woodinville has been named to the dean’s list at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester. Jones is majoring in pre-business.

Eric Juhos

of Woodinville was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Wake Forest University.

Daniel Kaplan

of Woodinville has graduated from the University of Delaware.

Yoonku Lee

, a pre-pharmacy major and a resident of Bothell, was among more than 2,800 students from The University of Toledo who made the spring 2013 dean’s list.

McKenzie Luth

of Woodinville, a junior at the University of Montana majoring in psychology, made the spring semester 2013 dean’s list. She also competed in the Big Sky Conference Championship outdoor track and field meet in May in the 4x400 meter relay taking first place. She and her Grizzly teammates now hold the school record, as well as the Big Sky Conference title with a time of 3:40.89.

Thomas Logan

of Kenmore was among those honored on the Lewis University dean’s list for spring semester 2013. Logan is studying aviation administration at Lewis University.

Victoria Maxon

of Bothell graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., and earned a bachelor of science degree in biology. Also, Maxon was named to the 2013 dean’s list.

St. Vincent College student Molly McCloskey, a junior biology major from Kenmore, was inducted at the second initiation ceremony of the college’s chapter of Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) National Biological Honor Society.

The following local students were named to the St. Olaf College dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester:

Stefan Mellem from Woodinville is a physics, mathematics and computer science major. He is the son of Robert and Christine Mellem .

Katherine Ulvestad from Woodinville is a biology and economics major. She is the daughter of John and Carrie Ulvestad.

Kathryn Wolfram from Woodinville is an economics major. She is the daughter of Mark Wolfram and Lynn Cash.

Woodinville resident Rielly Milne recently helped Brentwood College School win the Calder Cleland Trophy as Men’s Senior Eight champions at the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association championships in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Brentwood, located on Vancouver Island, finished the 1,000-meter course in a time of 2:45.24. Milne, a former Hollywood Hill and Leota JHS student, has attended Brentwood for three years and has also won a silver and bronze at previous CSSRA events. He will return to Brentwood for his senior year this fall.

Matthew Czubek Nacionales

has been accepted by Hampden-Sydney College and will enroll with an Alumni Award in August 2013. Matt is a graduate of Inglemoor High School and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Manny Nacionales of Bothell.

The following area students have graduated from Whitman College:

Sydney Conway

of Woodinville has graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. Conway is a 2009 graduate of The Bear Creek School.

Ryan Gilkey

has graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. Gilkey is a 2009 graduate of Woodinville High School.

Andrew Hawkins

has graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English. Hawkins is a graduate of Woodinville High School.

Claire Matsunami

of Kenmore has graduated with a bachelor of  arts degree in religion. Matsunami is a 2009 graduate of Shorecrest High School.

Meredith Peterson

, a biology and parks and forest resources double major from Woodinville, was named to the honor’s list for the spring semester at Unity College, which is located in rural Maine.

Dylan Smith

,a  kindergarten student at East Ridge Elementary in Woodinville, was one of thewinners of the local disaster preparedness program "What to do to Make it Through" poster contest. Six-year-old Dylan included trading cards for the different steps kids can take to help their families prepare, such as making a plan, building a kit, and even protecting pets.

Wesley Steeb

, daughter of David and Karen Steeb of Woodinville, has been named to the dean’s list for the last four years at Hillsdale College. Wesley is a senior majoring in history.

Eric Schmidt

of Woodinville has graduated from Whitman College with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology. He is the son of Jim and Cindy Schmidt.

Applause - June 24, 2013

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Jessica Balazic of Woodinville graduated June 18 from the University of Washington with a master’s degree in education — special education: severe disabilities.

Andrea Clark of Mill Creek was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Creighton University.

Colin Eckhoff, who attended Hollywood Hill Elementary and Timbercrest Junior High before heading to The Bear Creek School, has been selected as a delegate to the Inaugural Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine in Boston. He is one out of only 175 students selected across the country. Delegates to the Summit will gain unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the world of health care through experiential learning, guest lectures and networking opportunities with leaders and innovators in the global medical community in order to build upon their already significant abilities and chart their path to becoming leaders in medicine.

Chelsea Fleeger, a junior psychology-BS major at Grove City College, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Chelsea is a 2010 graduate of Lititz Christian School and is the daughter of Howard and Ann Fleeger from Bothell.

The following local residents were among those students at George Fox University who earned a spot on the school’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

Rachel Dunn of Woodinville, a freshman majoring in English

Caitlin King of Bothell, a freshman majoring in engineering.

App Teacher of the YearTammy GundersonTammy Gunderson of Woodinville’s Wellington Elementary School was named the Kidd Valley 2013 Teacher of the Year. After reviewing hundreds of nominations from kindergarten through eighth grade students, who sang the praises of their favorite teachers, one exceptional teacher came out on top by earning the grand prize. A surprise classroom presentation awarded the Wellington teacher with her grand prize of $1,000. In addition, the class of the nominating student received a coupon for a free Kidd Valley Kids Meal and admission tickets to Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett.

The following Gonzaga University students from the Northshore area participated in graduation exercises:

Troy Adragna of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of education in sport management.

Kayla Aldridge of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Jason Allen of Kenmore graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts in psychology.

Domenic Angelo of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology.

Colin Bishop of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of arts in public relations.

Hannah Feliciano of Mill Creek graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of education in sport management.

David Fong of Kenmore graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology.

Emilie Grant of Mill Creek graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Trevor Herrin of Woodinville graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of business administration in business administration.

Kayla Heyer of Bothell graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Molly Kernan of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of arts in English.

Benjamin Lance of Mill Creek graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of business administration in business administration.

Andrew Leonard of Bothell graduated with a bachelor of science in civil engineering.

• William McCahill of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of business administration in accounting.

Sarah McDade of Mill Creek graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology.

Alexis Miller of Woodinville graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Tabish Mohammad of Bothell graduated with a bachelor of business administration in business administration.

Hayley Moore of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of business administration in business administration.

Jason Nadeau of Bothell graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in human physiology.

Ryan Neal of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of business administration in business administration.

Maryam Nozari of Woodinville graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Tyler Olson of Bothell graduated with a bachelor of education in physical education.

Sydney Otte of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology.

Gregory Prussia of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of science in biochemistry.

Kylen Stevenson of Kenmore graduated with a bachelor of science in economics-science.

Shawn Vanover of Bothell graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology.

Katrina Villanueva of Bothell graduated with a bachelor of arts in environmental studies.

Sophia Waltier of Mill Creek graduated with a bachelor of business administration in business administration.

Lindsay Waltner of Woodinville graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts in English.

Shaun Withers of Kenmore graduated with a bachelor of business administration in accounting.