APPLAUSE 05-05-14

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Allison Rowley of Bothell was awarded a merit scholarship award for $15,000 from the University of Findlay for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Merit scholarship awards are based on a student’s final, cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT/SAT scores. Scholarships are awarded beginning with the freshman year and are renewable for up to four years (for a total of five years of scholarship aid.) Merit scholarships for transfer students are based on the student’s GPA from all previous college-level institutions.

Justin Mendoza of Duvall, Nikola Dancejic of Redmond and Inbar Tropen of Redmond were among 304 students from 38 countries and 33 U.S. states who were awarded scholarships to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) program from February 21 – March 7, 2014 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
During the program, the students met scientists, engineers and former astronauts who reinforced core leadership competencies and shared their first-hand professional experiences. Students engaged in team-building challenges such as designing, building and testing their own rockets; participating in simulated astronaut training, shuttle missions and a moon walk  and conducting DNA extraction experiments on fruit.

ASBpres CanDoNext year’s ASB presidents, Ron Geer, Timbercrest Junior High (left) and Jake Mismas, Leota Junior High (right), build community by participating in the “Can-Do” 5K in Bothell on Saturday, April 26.

Applause - April 28, 2014

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Huge victory for WHS Women’s Tennis
Woodinville High School defeated Bothell High School 7-0 in last week’s tennis match on April 22.
1st Singles: Moriah Austin (W) defeated Chelsea Dinndorf 6-1, 6-0
2nd Singles: Britta Springer (W) defeated Keeton Mayes 6-0, 6-0
3rd Singles: Naveena Sathiyamoorthy (W) defeated Madi Papas 6-0, 6-0
4th Singles: Caroline Miller (W) defeated Sydney Kraemer 6-0, 6-0
1st Doubles: Kelsie Mosebar & Olivia Banks (W) defeated Madi Mackenzie & Lauren Agler 6-1, 6-2
2nd Doubles: Jordan Matthews & Lauryn Stafford (W) defeated Kikki Anderson & Kelby Pierce 6-2, 6-1
3rd Doubles: Ellie McCaw & Lia Koklic (W) defeated Nicole Bohra & Bonnie Ho 6-1, 6-4

Dean’s List
Spencer Greer has made the dean’s list for fall 2013 at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev.

Additionally, Spencer Greer was awarded a scholarship in baseball for Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Applause - April 21, 2014

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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

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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

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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.