Mayor Bernie Talmas celebrated the opening of Woodinville Country Day School with owners Danielle & Mike Garfoot, joined by staff, parents, students, Woodinville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dave Witt and accompanying Chamber members. (Courtesy photo)
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
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.
BOTHELL Nicole Arnold Melanie Baldwin Amanda Hendrickson Ryan Miller Nicole Oswald Tyler Rise Jacob Schwindt Jennifer Skorpen Larissa Tufnell Ashley Willie
KENMORE Alexander Chapman Caitlin Chaussee Carrie Cutler Madeline Groth Andrea Horsefield Ashley Horsefield Paige Monson William Song Brian Trabun Savannah Youmans
WOODINVILLE Casandra Bateman Hailey Fulton Kimberly Jones Alek Kacmarcik Austin Newton
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.
Alexandra Blaser, a WHS 2014 graduate, made the dean’s list her first semester at the University of Portland. She is majoring in mechanical engineering.
The following local students were among more than 800 who earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University for the fall 2014 semester. Michael Boller of Bothell, a sophomore majoring in engineering Mara Bossio of Woodinville, a senior majoring in elementary education and Spanish Paul Donelson of Woodinville, a senior majoring in biology and Spanish Kimberly Frost of Woodinville, a sophomore majoring in elementary education Caitlin King of Bothell, a senior majoring in engineering Brandon May of Woodinville, a junior majoring in health and human performance Daniel Mayeda of Bothell, a senior majoring in cinema and media communication Justin McClure of Bothell, a senior majoring in art and design Elaine Wu of Bothell, a freshman majoring in journalism The following Wheaton College (Illinois) students were recently named to the dean’s list. Kayla Roberson of Woodinville, majoring in applied health science Jenise Clark of Mill Creek, majoring in applied health science
The following local students made the 2014 fall honor roll at Central Washington University.
Bothell Hannah Joy Seibert McKenna Joy Sowers Sarah Katherine Janssen Julie Anne Murphy Lisa Nicole Murphy Amanda Grace Gourlie Ari Schriger Melanie Ann Streight Angela Marie Gerbracht Aaron Joseph Wadley Merrek Glenn Mason Kenneth Raymond Bonnie Catherine Muscat Michelle Nicole Munday Cristin Marie Smock Meagan Scarlett Rourke Hannah Michelle Sides Chessa Rye Tachiki Sabahuddin Shrinzada Cindy Renee Mahama Kaitlin Jean Alne Zachary Jordan Draper Heidi Liseth Stein Isaac B Stein Camille Lorraine Gerber Kim Nguyen Dang Makenna Jade Robinson Christopher Ryan Hall Megan Valerie Griffin Brian Jerome Mitchell Zoe Catherine Iida Steven Patrick Walsh Celina Romero Vargas Mitchell William McAuslan Hima Priya N Mareedu Cullen James Hubbard Guiying Wang Osborne
Kenmore Quinn Grigsby Sencenbaugh Ryan Edward Anderson CharLynn Richelle Read Alexa Leigh McCorkle John Nelson Dines Jonathon Andrew Larson Linh Head
Woodinville Samantha Leigh McHenry Garrett Alan Blough Paul Breixo Bugallo Conner Douglas Campbell Nicholas James Smith Lauren Hope McConnell Alyssa Tierney Johnson Garrett James Hackler Lynne Elizabeth Griffis Traci Lee VonJouanne Connor McGee Jones Patrick Galen Cavanaugh Zoe Hannah Tout Katrina Ann Millet Stephanie Ann Smith Brian Patrick Cunningham Parker David Eli Vogt Madison Claire Ferris
Danielle Isbell of Woodinville qualified for the fall 2014 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Approximately 30 percent of Belmont’s 7,300 students qualified for the fall 2014 dean’s list.
The following local students were awarded diplomas from Arizona State University:
The Maywood Hills Elementary School FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics team, The Atomic 7, won the Presentation Award at the FLL state qualifier competition held Dec. 13 at Shoreline Community College.
The award recognizes a team that effectively communicates the problem they have identified and their proposed solution. This year’s challenge was “How can you improve the way someone learns?” The team decided to find an innovative and effective way to teach students how the human ear works and the brain hears. The students created a well-designed autonomous EV3 robot that navigated around the challenge mat using four input sensors from the computer program they wrote for the robot to respond to each input.
Maywood Hills Atomic 7 students are Philip Cecil, fourth grade; Carissa Fieldson, fifth grade; and sixth-graders Skylar Gaub, Ryan Lawler, Tommy Cecil, Logan Hough and Sophia Shultz.
Part of Washington FIRST Robotics, FIRST LEGO League is a robotics competition developed for school-age children. Washington FIRST Robotics was started to partner with, promote and enhance the mission of the national FIRST organization in the state of Washington. The group’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. The FLL competitions have three main components: project, robot design and core values.