Applause - April 21, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Northshore seniors named 2014 Washington Scholars
The Washington Student Achievement Council named Jacob Straus of Bothell High School and Erika Sun and Stuart Wang of Inglemoor High School Washington Scholars for Legislative District #1. Inglemoor’s Emily Sokol was named Washington Scholar-Alternate for Legislative District #45.

The Washington Scholar and alternate status do not provide a monetary award, however the designation remains a prestigious recognition for some of the state’s most exemplary high school students and a valuable asset in securing other educational scholarships during their college career.

Local students awarded prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship
Lucas Ekstrom and Joshua Gray of Woodinville have been awarded a scholarship for the 2014/2015 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 for one academic year.

Students and families interested in receiving more information about hosting a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship winner from Germany or other ASSE International Student Exchange Programs should visit ASSE’s website at

Local student receives scholarships from WSU
Erin Osgood has been awarded a $1,000 Washington State Broadcasters Scholarship by the Edward R. Murrow College at Washington State University. Students receiving this award must be in good academic standing and involved in extracurricular activities related to broadcasting.
Osgood graduated from Woodinville High School in 2012 and plans to graduate from WSU with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2016. She was a WSU Regents Scholar and has been listed on the president’s honor roll.

Osgood is the daughter of Kimberly and Timothy Osgood of Woodinville.

Area residents named to dean’s list at Biola University
The following local residents were among 1,594 students named to Biola University’s fall 2013 dean’s list for academic excellence: Brian Ancell of Woodinville, Lauren Anderson of Bothell, Bryce Hummel of Woodinville, Katelyn Larson of Bothell, and Sarabeth Mullins of Bothell.
Biola students are placed on the deans’ list to honor those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in twelve of more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.2. This past fall, 25 percent of Biola students achieved this academic goal.

Applause - April 14, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Names of students who have made the scholastic honor roll winter term have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 932 students earned straight-A (4.0). Another 3,634 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work. Students on the honor roll included:

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Applause - Feb. 24, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Tanna Barnecut was announced 1st place winner in the Specialty Areas [Entertainment/Media/Game Rooms – Home Office/Dens] category of the 2013 Interior Design Society (IDS) Designer of the Year Awards on January 24, 2014 in Las Vegas. Hailed as a prestigious honor by IDS designers, the Designer of the Year Awards recognize outstanding achievement in residential interior design among Interior Design Society members.

Eleven-year-old award-winning chef Amber Kelley of Woodinville, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and James Beard winner Maria Hines will host a cooking demonstration for kids at Wallingford Boys and Girls Club. The demonstrations will include new pea-and-lentil recipes that could be on more Washington state school menus under a new program created in the Farm Bill that passed Congress this month.

Kelley hosts "Cook With Amber," an online show focusing on healthy dishes. In 2013 Kelley visited the White House for the Kids’ State Dinner as the Washington state winner of First Lady Michelle Obama’s "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge" to promote healthy meals for kids.

The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Arizona State University:

Blake Barnard of Kenmore

Katie Glauner of Woodinville

Lindsey Goodwin of Woodinville

Stephanie Greenbaum of Woodinville

Jessika Kearns of Bothell

Ricardo Palomera of Bothell

Samantha Pell of Woodinville

Joseph Pruskowski of Woodinville

Spencer Rodewald of Woodinville

Katerina Estrada, a freshman at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2013 semester. Estrada is the daughter of Gary and Valentina Estrada from Woodinville.

Dean’s list recipients at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute include:

Nathanial Newman, of Bothell, who studies computer and systems engineering

Lars Olsson, of Woodinville, who studies computer and systems engineering

Emily Phillips, of Kenmore, who studies chemical engineering

The following Woodinville students made the Seattle Pacific University 2013 autumn quarter dean’s list:

Emily Ann Booth, Rachel Elizabeth Bulger, Brittany Keiko Geis, Eleah Anna Lovell, Kaitlyn Corinne Martin, Julia Caitlyn Olsby, Elena J Raney, Elisa Beth Raney, Emily Nicole Reid, Gail Alexandra Ricker, Alexander Gregory Sharp Rebekah Michelle Williams

Michael A. James of Woodinville has been named to the dean’s honor roll at Texas A&M University as a distinguished student (3.5-3.74 gpa). James is a junior majoring in aerospace engineering.

Drew Tosaya of Kenmore, first-year student in the computer engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, made the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The following Whitworth University students have been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for fall semester 2013:

Jessie Cannon of Bothell

Craig Colegrove of Bothell

Erik Domas of Woodinville

Ryan Johnson of Woodinville

Mary Lovett of Bothell

James Meyer of Woodinville

Oliver Rudnicki of Woodinville

Matthew Spencer of Woodinville

Chad Thomas of Woodinville

Helene Welch of Woodinville

Kristin Wucherer of Woodinville

The students qualified for the academic honors society by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the semester.

Derek Thompson of Woodinville and Valeri Tran of Bothell were named to the fall 2013 honor roll at Spokane Community College.

Applause - Feb. 17, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Kirthi Kumar Kutumbaka

of Bothell is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University (NIU). Kutumbaka graduated with a Ph.D. degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Woodinville resident Daniel Assumpcao, 16, was recently awarded a national research grant from Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) to engineer a new type of keyboard for use by people who are visually impaired. Assumpcao, who is in the 11th grade at Eastside Catholic High School, joins four other young men and seven young women as winners of the inaugural CTY Cogito Research Awards for aspiring middle school and high school researchers.

Stephanie Banning

of Bothell, a member of the class of 2015 at Washington and Lee University, has earned dean’s list status for the recently ended winter term 2013.

Reeceann Cabaniero-Buendi

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

Wheaton College student Jenise Clark of Mill Creek was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. Clark is majoring in applied health science.

Marcus Quentin Harbol

of Bothell has been named to the dean’s list at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Kevin Hakala

, son of Doug and Margie Hakala, became Airman First Class in the United States Air Force February 7th, 2014. Kevin graduated from Woodinville High School in 2010.

Eric Juhos

from Woodinville was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Wake Forest University.

With much hard work and determination, Claire Lee of Bothell graduated as a member of the 210th class from The University of Akron. Lee successfully completed the program requirements earning the Juris Doctor Law.

Loyola Marymount University has announced Christine Nafziger and Tauras Vilgalys, both of Woodinville, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

WHS recognized 31 December/January Students of the Month before their parents and peers on February 5th.  Students of the Month are nominated by WHS staff ACADEMICS

Jeffrey Baldwin, Claire Kavulu, Devin Soliday, Christina Bjarvin, Dua Khan, Isabella Sportelli, Brittney Bodine, Kalei Munsell, Nick Taylor, Luis Guadarrama, Logan McCleerey, Allyson Wheaton, Arthur Gulledge, Caroline Miller, Sarah Yerrace, Brenna Johnson and Erik Skeel


Henry Barrow, Julia Duncan, Audrey Jensen, Ashley Blakemore, Josh Granaada and Colin Jones


Emily Halbert, Ronald Jones, Teddy Olson, Samantha Jensen and Tony Miller


Brandon Gertz, Tim Player and Savanna Sherstad

Brendan McOmber

has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Vermont. McOmber, from Bothell, is a senior mathematics major in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences.

Andrew Pearson

of Woodinville was recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments by being named to the fall 2013 president’s list at LeTourneau University.Pearson achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average to receive this honor

Meghan Hobson-Ritz

of Kenmore has been accepted to Cornell College, a private liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and also earned the Presidential Scholarship.

Kenneth Youch

, a native of Kenmore, appeared on the nationally televised "Christmas at Belmont" concert which aired on PBS.

Applause - Jan. 20, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Alexander Ardiente of Bothell and Derek Thompson of Woodinville were named to the spring 2013 honor roll list at Spokane Falls Community College.

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 fall 2013 semester. Students had to earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better .

Daniel Mayeda of Bothell, a junior majoring in cinema and media communication

Michael Boller of Bothell, a freshman majoring in engineering

Justin McClure of Bothell, a junior majoring in art

Danielle Isbell of Woodinville qualified for the fall 2013 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.

Natalie Kroeger of Bothell has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Kroeger is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Catherine Love, a senior at Redmond High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., February 14-16. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The event honors, inspires, motivates and directs the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists.

Kyle Wasson of Woodinville performed in the annual St. Olaf College Christmas Festival. Wasson is a member of the St. Olaf Orchestra and is a performance major.

He is the son of Steven and Stephanie Wasson and is a graduate of Redmond High School.