Applause - January 26, 2015

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Janice S. Lim of Mill Creek was named to the Fall 2014 Dean’s List at the University of Rhode Island.

Two students from Woodinville were among the more than 3,200 Baylor University students named to the Dean’s Academic Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester. Luke Thomas Richardson is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and Sarah Simone Richardson is enrolled in the Hankamer School of Business.

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Ribbon Cutting - Woodinville Country Day School

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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)

Applause - January 19, 2015

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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.


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

Brian Carter Cellars
- Double Platinum — 2011 Opulento
- Double Platinum — 2009 Tuttorosso
- Platinum — 2010 Corrida
- Platinum — 2010 Byzance
- Gold — 2010 Le Coursier
- Gold — 2012 Oriana
- Gold — 2009 Solesce

Robert Ramsay Cellars
- Double Platinum — 2011 Masons Red
- Double Gold — 2011 Par La Mer

Smasne Cellars
- Platinum — 2010 Lawrence Vineyard Block 3 Syrah
- Platinum — 2013 Otis Vineyard Pinot Gris
- Double Gold — 2011 Verhey Vineyard Malbec
- Double Gold — 2011 Upland Vineyard Ancient Rocks
- Double Gold — 2013 1/2 Ass Limited Release #6 White
- Double Gold — 2012 Late Harvest Muscat
- Double Gold — 2011 Upland Estates Grenache
- Double Gold — 2010 Gravel Bar
- Double Gold — 2010 Block #4 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Syrah
- Double Gold — 2010 County Line Red
- Double Gold — 2011 Upland Vineyard Mourvèdre
- Double Gold — 2010 Konner Ray Red
- Gold — 2011 The Farmer Red
- Gold — 2012 Upland Vineyard Francis White
- Gold — 2011 Petite Sirah
- Gold — 2012 Upland Vineyard Aligote

Chateau Ste. Michelle
- Platinum — 2013 Dry Riesling
- Platinum — Eroica 2012 Riesling
- Platinum — Anew 2012 Riesling
- Double Gold — 2010 Artist Series Meritage
- Double Gold — 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
- Double Gold — 2011 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
- Double Gold — 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling
- Double Gold — 2012 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon
- Gold — Eroica 2012 Gold Riesling
- Gold — 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Eye of the Needle
- Platinum — NV Private Eye
- Gold — NV Harvest White
- Gold — 2011 Otis Vineyard Reserve Merlot

JM Cellars
- Double Gold — 2011 Tre
- Gold — 2012 Chardonnay

Airfield Estates
- Double Gold — 2012 Mourvèdre
- Double Gold — 2012 Hellcat

Silver Lake Winery
- Double Gold — 2012 Roza Riesling
- Gold — 2012 Chardonnay

Davenport Cellars
- Double Gold — 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Double Gold — 2012 Semillon
- Gold — 2010 Merlot
- Gold — 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Sky River Meadery
- Double Gold — NV Solas Honey Wine

Forgeron Cellars
- Gold — 2012 Chardonnay
- Gold — 2013 Façon Blanc

Goose Ridge Estate Winery
- Gold — 2011 Chardonnay


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.

Nicole Arnold
Melanie Baldwin
Amanda Hendrickson
Ryan Miller
Nicole Oswald
Tyler Rise
Jacob Schwindt
Jennifer Skorpen
Larissa Tufnell
Ashley Willie

Alexander Chapman
Caitlin Chaussee
Carrie Cutler
Madeline Groth
Andrea Horsefield
Ashley Horsefield
Paige Monson
William Song
Brian Trabun
Savannah Youmans

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.


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.


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.

Applause - January 12, 2015

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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.

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

Quinn Grigsby Sencenbaugh
Ryan Edward Anderson
CharLynn Richelle Read
Alexa Leigh McCorkle
John Nelson Dines
Jonathon Andrew Larson
Linh Head

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

Applause - January 5, 2015

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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:

Orville Butler of Mill Creek

Brian Carlson of Mill Creek

Lindsey Goodwin of Woodinville

Wen Jin of Kenmore

Abhilash Karanam of Bothell

Gregory Secord of Mill Creek

Marcus Williams of Bothell