Applause: Week of 8/10/15

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Tanner Scholten of Snohomish and Emily Furnish of Woodinville were awarded degrees from Whitworth University in Spokane.

Chandra Jacquez, a native of Mill Creek, received a CER-Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the spring 2015 semester.


Chandler Olson, rising junior at Yale University and graduate of WHS Class of 2013, has recently returned from an internship in Thessaloniki, Greece with the internationally recognized youth organization AIESEC. For one month Chandler worked alongside a global team of interns as the head of social media relations for a local NGO.

Applause: Week of 8/3/15

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The Elite Diamonds Girls Fastpitch 12u Team, based out of Rijo Athletics in Woodinville, had a great weekend competing in the NSA Western World Series Tournament held in Snohomish County.

The team finished second in the B Division and just concluded a very successful season winning first place in USSSA State, fourth place in NSA State and second place in this tournament.

IMG 0288From left to right: Top row: Coaches Kylie Sparks, Ryan Ellis, Mike Pluschke, Adam Eaton. Middle row: Makenzie Burke, Camille Eaton, Kaitlynn Bridgewater, Emma Jacobs, Elliotte Wood, Jordan McCannon, Lily Zwiefel. Front: Payton Pluschke, Penny Walker, Reagan Ellis, Jaclyn Huntzinger. (Courtesy photo)

Applause: Week of 7/27/15

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Ashley Garrison of Woodinville earned a place on the dean’s honor list at San Diego Mesa College for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Marcus Harbol of Bothell was recognized for outstanding academic achievement and earned dean’s list recognition for the spring 2015 semester at The Citadel in South Carolina.

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Applause - July 13, 2015

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The following local students from Bothell were named to the Dean’s List at Linfield College for the spring semester.
Madison Babb
Marquesa Dixon
Morgunn Ewing

Mark Verburg was named to the Boston College Dean’s List with first honors for the 2015 spring semester.


For the fifth time, EvergreenHealth in Kirkland has been selected as the winner of a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award, which recognizes the hospital system for its efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.


Danielle Towslee of Woodinville graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and earned a bachelor of arts in economics. She was also named to the 2015 spring semester Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement.

Grant Matthew Petty of Mill Creek graduated from Samford University during recent commencement exercises. Petty earned a Bachelor of Science from McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

Hunter Corbett of Bothell earned a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in early childhood education from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Audrey Michael of Bothell graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations, summa cum laude.

Western Washington University recently released the names of the Outstanding Graduates for the 2014-15 academic year, and two Inglemoor High School alums were on the list, Rachel Hsu and Corena Sharp. Outstanding Graduate is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.
Rachel Hsu, the Outstanding Graduate in Art, graduated in June with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in art and a minor in art history.
Corena Sharp, Outstanding Graduate in American Cultural Studies, graduated in June with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She completed a major in American cultural studies as well as a concentration in law, diversity and justice: transnational advocacy – along with minors in international studies, and education and social justice.


Alexandra L. Castro received her doctoral degree in pharmacy during the 2015 University of Washington commencement exercises. Dr. Castro is a 2007 graduate of Woodinville High School and a recipient of the Woodinville Rotary Club Academic Scholarship and a recipient of the Providence Everett Medical Center’s scholarship award for outstanding volunteer and academic achievement.

Stacy (Hathcox) Martin received a Ph.D. in molecular biosciences from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. Martin’s dissertation is titled “Development of Suicide Enzyme-Based Therapeutics.”

Yelong Shen of Bothell graduated from Kent State University with a Doctor of Philosophy from the College of Arts and Sciences.


The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Ryan Anderson of Kenmore was initiated at Central Washington University. Sara Anderson of Woodinville was initiated at University of the Pacific.


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From left to right: Top row: Coaches Jeff Rees, Josh Lingerfelt, Jim Fowler, Joe Ayers, Jim Holden. Middle row: Griffin Bye, Justin Link, Charlie Stalnaker, Cooper Ayers, Michael Komola, Sam Lingerfelt. Bottom row: Nathan Woodside, JT Marsh, Ty Vandall, Jaxon Fowler, Parker Holden and Jackson Rees. (Courtesy photo)

The Valley Bombers select 9U baseball team came in first place in the Battle in Bend tournament in Bend, Oregon on June 20 and 21. The team is made up of kids from Woodinville, Duvall and Carnation.


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The Woodinville Little League Majors Thunder Team is made up of fifth to seventh grade girls from five different Woodinville schools: Evelyn Morgan, Brooke Tilson, Aaliyah Price, Maddy Augustine, Natalie Kirstein, Brianna Fredrikson, Hannah Mismas, Kaitlyn Gallo, Taylor Bazemore, Sasha Kahn, Kat Smith, Alex Nyberg and Makenna Mosher. Coaches: Ron Mosher, Ron Nyberg and Corey Smith.

Woodinville Little League Majors again brought home the trophy for the annual Tournament of Champions, with the Thunder team defeating Magnolia/Queen Anne Mailboxes 4-1 in seven innings at Husky Softball Stadium in Seattle.


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Applause - June 29, 2015

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The following students from Woodinville were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor Roll at Baylor University for the 2015 spring semester:
Allison Elise Brown
Jacob Alexander Jensen
Erin Rachelle Keith
Luke Thomas Richardson
Sarah Simone Richardson

The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Augustine Ardiente of Bothell has been named to its Dean’s List for Spring 2015.

Kristiann Jones of Woodinville is one of 718 students who made the dean’s list at California Lutheran University for the spring semester.

The following local students were named to the spring 2015 Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University.

Devin Fife-Aebischer
Nicole Oswald
Madison Sires
Jennifer Skorpen
Larissa Tufnell

Caitlin Chaussee
Elizabeth Cohrs
Carrie Cutler
Andrea Horsefield
Ashley Horsefield
Todd Raynes
William Song
Alesha Wood
Savannah Youmans

Casandra Bateman
Colby Carson
Kelsey Hummel
Kimberly Jones
Alek Kacmarcik


Clemson University has announced the President’s List for the spring 2015 semester. Benjamin Fox Synoground of Kenmore and Ashley E. Ehlert of Woodinville were named to the President’s List.


Stephen Dumont of Bothell completed his baccalaureate studies at SUNY Oswego, earning a bachelor of arts degree in computer science.

2012 Woodinville High School graduate Kaitlin Siemering graduated summa cum laude from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. In addition to being recognized by the university as an outstanding senior, she received top honors from the Orfalea College of Business. She earned the Academic Excellence and Delta Sigma Pi award for maintaining the highest cumulative grade point average of any senior in the college. She will begin classes at NYU School of Law in August.


Several students from Northshore Junior High participated in the National History Day final competition in College Park, Maryland June 14-18. Julia Owens placed fifth in the competition, the highest finish for an NJH student in this contest, and she won the White House History Award, which comes with a monetary prize.

Other NJH students who participated were Woodinville residents Johnson Kuang and Beatrice Duchastel. Jaeden Burdge and Jerry Cao also qualified for the contest, but were unable to attend.


Marcus Quentin Harbol of Bothell was awarded Gold Stars by The Citadel for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the spring semester of the 2014-15 academic year.