Applause - May 7, 2012

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Eagle Owen
Bryan Owen
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

Eagle Walters
Benton Walters
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.

Ed Boselly
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.

Applause - April 23, 2012

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Leslie Greer, an Oregon State University student athlete from Woodinville, will represent OSU women rowers at the NCAA National Career in Sports Forum to be held in Indianapolis June 7-10. The event is an educational forum in which selected student-athletes will learn and explore careers in sports, sports law and sports entertainment with a primary focuses on intercollegiate athletics.

Twelve winning writers and 12 illustrators from around the globe — including Corry Lee of Redmond — were honored during the 28th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre April 15. Inspired by a childhood spent reading science fiction, Lee studied physics and applied mathematics in college while sneaking in writing time between classes and research. She went on to complete a PhD in experimental particle physics at Harvard University, taking a six-week break along the way to attend Odyssey, the Fantasy Writing Workshop. Since completing her doctorate in 2011, She has been writing full time while contemplating her next move. Though she still loves big, fundamental physics questions, she’s ready to tackle more applied problems—difficult issues in sustainable energy, perhaps? Until then, she channels her scientific background into her writing. Her current project is a series of novels set in an alternate 1890s where the British Empire teeters on the brink of war with the Russo-Chinese Alliance.

Molly McGrath from Woodinville made the deans list at Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Jersey for the fall semester of her freshman year.

Yeojin Joo of Lake Forest is among nearly 1,700 students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to be recognized April 22 in conjunction with the All-University Honors Convocation.

Joo, a senior in the College of Fine and Performing Arts, was  honored as a superior scholar.Students are recognized at honors convocation for their cumulative academic achievements (as opposed to dean’s list, which is for one semester). Superior scholars are seniors graduating in the 2011-12 academic year who have been recognized at the convocation each year of their enrollment;

Casey Campbell of Woodinville has been awarded a scholarship for the 2012/2013 academic year and will join a group of 50 American high school students sponsored by ASSE International Student Exchange Programs who will live with a host family and attend high school in Germany.

Charles “Chip” Jackson from Shoreline and Lucas Bourne from Mill Creek were members of a Western Washington University team who were recognized internationally for their achievements in the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications’ international mathematics modeling competition.

Applause - April 9, 2012

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Congratulations to sophomore Alex Eppenauer for receiving honorable mention recognition in the 2012

Region-at-Large Scholastic rt and Writing Awards .The honorable mention distinction shows tremendous creative promise and places students in the top 20 percent of their region.

The following Oregon State University students have been named to the honor roll:

Bothell —

• Straight-A Average: Edward T. Eichelsdoerfer, junior, athletic training.

• 3.5 or Better: Allison R. Medina, sophomore, exercise and sports science; Samantha J. Reed, freshman, university exploratory studies; Levi J. Suryan, junior, pre-mechanical engineering.

Duvall —

• 3.5 or Better: Stephanie C. Mackay, junior, exercise and sport science; Jeffrey D. Miller, sophomore, pre-elect & computer engineer.

Kenmore —

• 3.5 or Better: Jeanette M. Stager, senior, interior design.

Snohomish —

• 3.5 or Better: Garret E. Ascherl, senior, nuclear engineering; Callie E. Buongiorno,  junior, zoology; Melissa M. Cook, sophomore, animal sciences; Jennifer M. Hanzsek, freshman, pre-interiors; Austin W. Thody, freshman, pre-nuclear engineering.

Woodinville —

• Straight-A Average: Corinne M. Fargo, sophomore, biochemistry and biophysics.

• 3.5 or Better: Kelli A. Le Breton, sophomore, exercise and sport science; Hans K. Luchsinger, sophomore, pre-elect & computer engineer; Charles H. Martin, senior, computer science; Kjersti E. Ochsner, post baccalaureate, art; Zachary M. Schroeder, sophomore, pre-elect & computer engineer.

Applause - April 2, 2012

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The following Northshore area residents were among 1,371 students named to Biola University’s fall 2011 dean’s list for academic excellence:

Cassandra Carsrud, resident of Bothell

William Parker, resident of Woodinville

Gretchen Pelatzky, resident of Bothell

Nicole Webber, resident of Lake Forest Park

Caleb Wheeler, resident of Woodinville

Biola students are placed on the dean’s list to honor those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Caya Johnson of Woodinville, a member of the class of 2015 at Occidental College, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester.

Students must earn a GPA of 3.5  or better to be eligible.

Applause - March 26, 2012

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Alli Beard of Woodinville has been named to the dean’s list for the  2011 fall semester at Saint Mary’s College of California.  Beard is  a graduate of Archbishop Murphy High School. A psychology major and a member of the SMC women’s soccer team, Beard  also earned West  Coast Conference All-Academic Honors and was named to the 2011 West  Coast Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention Team.

Rebecca Berge, daughter of Daniel Berge of Woodinville and Christine Larson of Everett, was named to the Dean’s List of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college in Atlanta, Ga., for the 2011 fall semester. Students must be in the top 20 percent of Emory College or have approximately a 3.81 grade point average or higher to be named to the dean’s list.

Alexandria Fleming, the daughter of Jacqueline Moore of Seattle and Alexander Fleming also of Seattle, has been named to Randolph-Macon Academy’s Dean’s List for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Alexandria is a junior at Randolph-Macon.

Yeojin Joo of Lake Forest has been named to the deans’ list/honor roll at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of 2011. Joo is a senior music major in the College of Fine and Performing Arts .

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,658       students in January 2012.        Among the graduates was Henry H. Lee of Woodinville, who received a doctor of philosophy in biomedical engineering.

Kaitlyn McElrath,   a 2011 graduate from Northshore Networks made the dean’s list for the first semester at Gustavus Adolphus college in St. Peter, Minn.  After declaring her major, she was invited to become a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She entered school this fall as an accredited sophomore after finishing her associate arts degree (AA) at Shoreline Community College.

Lauren C. Michael, a resident of Bothell, has recently been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the fall semester.

Samantha Pell, a student at Woodinville High School, has been nominated to represent Washington as a national youth correspondent to the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Pell has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. Pell was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. National youth correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media.

Danielle Towslee of Woodinville has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Lafayette College in Easton, Penn. To qualify for dean’s list, a student has achieved at least a 3.60 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0.

The following local students have been named to the University of Dallas honor roll for the fall 2011 semester:

• Nicholas Harmon, a junior politics major from Bothell

• Mitchell Pohl, a senior history major from Mill Creek

Students on the University of Idaho dean’s list include:

Charles Anthony Ive, of Bothell - College of Letters Arts & Social Sciences

Brandon Bossung Sweeney of Brier - College of Art & Architecture

Sondra Nicole Williams of Brier - College of Letters Arts & Social Sciences

Courtney Blythe King of Duvall - College of Art & Architecture

Caroline Mariah of Lake Forest Park - College of Education

Alexander Zakar Kolva - College of Engineering

Mark  Eisenhuth

Traci Lee VonJouanne of Woodinville - College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Trace Benjamin Hobgood of Woodinville - College of Business & Economics

Caroline H. Wade, a member of the class of 2013 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the dean’s list for her outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2011-12 year. Wade, the daughter of Kathy Wade of Lake Forest Park is majoring in biology with a concentration in cell and molecular biology/biochemistry at Colby. She attended Lakeside School.Students whose grade point averages were 3.61 or higher were named to the dean’s list.t

Angela S. Wu of Woodinville has been named to second honors on the Clark University dean’s list. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2011 semester.To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.79, of a maximum of 4.3.