Applause - July 28, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The following local students listed below have been recognized for their outstanding scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado.
Katie Campbell, Dean’s List of Distinction
Cody Johnson, Dean’s List of Distinction
Jacob Matson, Dean’s Honor Roll

Kevin Aurell Wyatt-Stone of Woodinville, a junior studying music, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Oregon for the 2014 spring term. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate and complete at least 15 credits for the term; 12 of the 15 credits must be graded with a GPA of 3.75 or better.

The following local students have been named to Linfield College’s spring semester dean’s list.
Amber Hay (Bothell)
Dorothy Sterling (Kenmore)
Amy Hammerquist (Woodinville)

Valeri Tran was named to the spring 2014 honor roll at Spokane Community College. To receive honor roll status, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Laureate Society
The following Woodinville students have been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for spring semester 2014.
Erik Domas
Alexis Elliott
Lyle Rudnicki
Oliver Rudnicki
Matthew Spencer
Chad Thomas
Helene Welch

The following local residents graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology:
Michael Ostertag of Woodinville received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a master of science degree in electrical engineering.

Christopher Sherry of Bothell received a master of science degree in computer science.

Justin Johal, the son of Jaswinder N. Johal of Mill Creek, graduated from Bates College on May 25. A 2009 graduate of Henry M. Jackson High School, Johal graduated after majoring in biological chemistry at Bates.

GENIUS Olympiad
Indira Rayala of Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek joined high school students from around the world in SUNY Oswego’s fourth annual GENIUS Olympiad environmental competition, earning a silver medal in science in the ecology and biodiversity category for a project titled “Cranberry Extracts: A Quorum Sensing Inhibitor and the Novel Application of Cranberry Extracts as an Environmental Measure to Inhibit Pectobacterium carotovorum in Crops.”

Applause - July 21, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The following local students received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., at its 169th commencement ceremony on May 12.

Lauren Bardin of Mill Creek received a master of public health from the Rollins School of Public Health.
Rebecca Berge of Woodinville received a bachelor of arts from Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
Laila Luopa of Kenmore received a master of public health from the Rollins School of Public Health.

Kristin Wucherer of Woodinville has been awarded a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, summa cum laude, from Whitworth University.

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Business Briefs - July 7, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Torii Mor Winery
Torii Mor Winery, based in Dundee, Ore., opened a new tasting room in the Hollywood Schoolhouse district of Woodinville Wine Country on June 7.
Specializing in Old World style Pinot noir that reflects the terroir of the land, Donald Olson started Torii Mor in 1993, and welcomed current winemaker Jacques Tardy in 2004. With an aim for elegance and refinement in all their wines, and sourcing from the Willamette Valley, Torii Mor is a special taste of Oregon Pinot Noir. Visit the tasting room located in Apple Farm Village, open seven days a week, to sample Pinot noir, Oregon Syrah Port and cool climate white wines.

Local franchise owner wins ‘Rookie of the Year’
Welcomemat Services, a marketing strategies and technology company that connects new residents with local businesses, recently awarded Woodinville franchise owner Brad Bossio with the company’s coveted “Rookie of the Year” award. Bossio ranked number one in sales and other key performance indicators among all new 2013 franchisees.
With more residents moving into new communities in the area, the need for services that connect them with local businesses has increased. Welcomemat Services provides this connection by welcoming families with a package of gift certificates and invitations from local businesses within approximately 30 to 90 days of their move into a new home. A mobile rewards system also helps encourage repeat visitation and long-term loyalty.
Bossio, whose franchise serves the Eastside, including Woodinville, Redmond, Kirkland, Juanita, Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek, Monroe and Snohomish, recently expanded his business to include Bellevue, Sammamish and south to Maple Valley.

Applause - July 7, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Kaitlyn McElrath graduated magna cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College on June 2. She graduated with a BA in theater, with an emphasis on directing and management. While at Gustavus she played for the rugby team, was on the dean’s list, studied abroad and was inducted into the Guild of St. Ansgar.
All this was accomplished in three years after graduating simultaneously from Northshore Networks and Shoreline Community College. This July she is heading to Washington, D.C. for a yearlong internship at The Studio as an education and outreach apprentice. In the future she hopes to go to grad school and focus on arts administration.

Kathryn McElrath graduated from Lake Washington Institute of Technology with honors. She earned her high school diploma and AA in baking. Kathryn is the second child to graduate magna cum laude from the McElrath house this June. Kathryn was on both the dean’s and president’s list and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She is currently working for Wild Flour bakery in Bellevue, a gluten free bakery, which is something she is very passionate about. Kathryn will return to school to earn her business certificate with the hopes of opening her own business someday.

WHS 2010 alumni, Danielle Hollister, graduated from California State University Sacramento on May 24 with a bachelor of science degree in health science, community health education. She was one of only six people in the college of Health and Human Services (543 graduates) to graduate summa cum laude (with highest honors.) Danielle attended CSUS on a soccer scholarship where she played off and on for three years before retiring due to repeat ACL injuries. She remained on the team her fourth year in a management capacity. Danielle is planning on attending graduate school in the fall of 2015.

Evan Baer of Mill Creek graduated from Albany Law School at the school’s 163rd Commencement, held May 16 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Baer earned a J.D. degree from Albany Law School, the oldest independent law school in the nation.

Molly McCloskey of Kenmore, a junior majoring in biology, was one of 576 students named to the dean’s list of Saint Vincent College for the spring 2014 semester. In order to qualify for the dean’s list, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better out of a possible 4.0.

Mark Verburg earned placement on the Boston College 2014 spring semester dean’s list. Mark is majoring in biochemistry on the pre-med track in the School of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the Boston College Men’s Club soccer team, which travels extensively in the Northeast.

Margaret Chapman of Woodinville has been named to the dean’s list at Pacific University (Ore.) for spring semester 2014. She is among 303 of Pacific’s 1,783 undergraduate students to achieve this high academic honor.

The following area students have been named to the Hartwick College dean’s list for spring 2014: Hayden Eriks, of Kenmore, is majoring in business administration and economics. Madison Kilgore, of Woodinville, is majoring in art. She is the daughter of Laura Bertellotti and Gregory Kilgore.

Jared Berry of Kenmore has been named to the dean’s list at Eastern Oregon University for spring term 2014.

The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Eastern Washington University for spring quarter 2014:

Larissa Tufnell
Nicholas Anthony
Megan Jones
Katie Rousso
Tyler Rise
Isabella Inman
Nicole Arnold

Ashley Horsefield
Caitlin Cunningham
Andrea Horsefield
Melliza Leonen
Todd Raynes
Alexander Warrick
Alexander Chapman
Brian Trabun
William Song
Kaylee Hardin

Amanda Todd
Ryan Carlyle
Casandra Bateman
Dyllan Vangemert
Kyle Hubly
Tyler Pike
Austin Newton

The following local students were named to the Central Washington University spring honor roll:

Shelby Ikuko Yasuda
Garrett Alan Blough
Justin Klein Lipana
Calivia Janine Pierson
Lauren Hope McConnell
Alyssa Tierney Johnson
Lynne Elizabeth Griffis
Traci Lee VonJouanne
Christopher Todd Fredrickson
Britt William Sanders
Natalie Annelise Roberts
Brian Patrick Cunningham
Tabitha Iyone Richmond
Parker David Eli Vogt
Alexa Christine Kaftan
Hanna Margret Edelweiss Moore

Emiley Melillo of Inglemoor High School passed four “Microsoft Office Specialist” required exams to be one of the 95 Washington state high school students and only Northshore student to earn the 2013-14 Microsoft Office Masters certification.
To earn her Microsoft Office Master certification, Emiley passed the Word Expert, Excel Expert and PowerPoint exams, along with one of the following elective exams: Microsoft Access, Outlook, SharePoint, OneNote or Office 365.

Applause - June 30, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Heidi Greenback of Woodinville, a Montana State University Billings undergraduate student, excelled academically during the 2014 spring session and has been named to the dean’s list.

Anne Willey, a Luther College junior from Bothell, has been named to the 2014 spring semester dean’s list. Willey is the daughter of Dain and Holly Willett.

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