Applause - May 4, 2015

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The Skills USA Computer Game statewide competition took place in Federal Way on April 2-4. Digipen’s Wanic Computer Game Design program participants Christine Wright (a student at Woodinville High School) and her team “Cutback Games,” who previously took second at Regionals in February placed first in state for Interactive Application and Game Development. They now qualify to compete at Nationals in Kentucky in June.


Marshall Hobson-Ritz of Kenmore was one of more than 200 students to receive an academic award from Cornell College on April 23. Hobson-Ritz earned the Elmer E. Moots Award.

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Applause - April 20, 2015

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The following local students were named to the dean’s list for winter 2015 quarter at Eastern Washington University:

Nicole Arnold
Melanie Baldwin
Ryan Miller
Tyler Rise
Kathleen Scott
Jennifer Skorpen
Ryan Tilque
Larissa Tufnell
Rachelle Wharf
Ashley Willie

Caitlin Chaussee
Ashley Horsefield
Andrea Horsefield
Maxmillian Miller
William Song
Brian Trabun

Colby Carson
Timothy Jackson
Kimberly Jones
Alek Kacmarcik
Desirae Lopes


WHS recognized 16 March Students of the Month before their parents and peers on April 9 at a celebration in the WHS theater. Students of the Month are nominated by WHS staff and are recognized in six areas: Academics, Career & Technology, Citizenship, Global Thinking, Health & Fitness and Personal Expression.
Chris Ahlstrom
Anna Estabrook
Samantha Green
Bence Horvath
Allegra Johnson
Tim Player
Leah Sainz Jones
Sophie Williams
Connor Yangas
Sarah Crane
Sydney Meyer

Nick Andrews
Mariana Beckham
Shamarra Hardeman
Skylar Heinzerling
Matt Mack


Bothell High School senior Rebecca Peoples has won a $2,500 National Achievement Scholarship. Peoples was one of 1,300 semifinalists from across the country in competition for one of 800 National Achievement Scholarships.

Applause - April 13, 2015

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Brian CarterBrian CarterWine Press Northwest, the quarterly magazine focused on the wines of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, has just announced the selection of Brian Carter Cellars as 2015 Washington Winery of the Year. This highly regarded award is based on a set of criteria including longevity, quality, reputation, industry involvement, facilities and other considerations. A winery may win the award only once.

Northshore schools sent 232 students to participate in the National History Day North Puget Sound Regional Competition and earned 30 invitations to the Washington State History Day competition, May 2, at Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington. Additionally, Leota Junior High School student Sigrun Payne’s project concerning women’s rights received a Best Project Award.

APP SunriseHistoryDayNational History Day (Courtesy photo)STATE JOURNALISM COMPETITION

Inglemoor High School newspaper and yearbook students won 10 honors at the Washington Journalism Education Association (WJEA) Spring Conference, March 21, at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Washington.  Additionally, Inglemoor teacher Kirsten Vesely was named Washington Journalism Education Association Advisor of the Year. Nominated by the Inglemoor Nordic News staff, Vesely was surprised with the award at the WJEA conference.
Student honors include:
Excellent, Aaron Huang, Sports Feature Writing
Excellent, Sarah Evered, Yearbook Feature Writing
Excellent, Liora Silkes, Headline Writing/Copy Editing
Superior, Keaton Freet, Photo Editing/Caption Writing-Newspaper/Newsmagazine
Honorable Mention, Teagan Miller, News Writing
Honorable Mention, Sunny Hong, Editorial Writing
Honorable Mention, Casie Moe, Sports Feature Writing
Honorable Mention, Lily Aksan, Editorial Cartooning
Honorable Mention, Chris Beswetherick, Newspaper/Newsmagazine Layout
Honorable Mention, Amelia Shull, Visual Communications


APP Elaine Scott 2Elaine Scott, Ph.D.Elaine Scott, Ph.D., Dean of the University of Washington Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, has received a Fulbright award. As a Fulbright Senior Specialist, Scott will travel to the University of New England in Australia this summer where she will assist in developing curriculum, building research links and establishing ongoing cooperation between the United States and Australia.

APP HOCKEYSNO-KING 14U A2 Bantam hockey team. (Courtesy photo)The Overlake School student and Woodinville resident, Griffin Rettig, and the Sno-King 14U A2 Bantam hockey team took their recent state championship to the national stage to earn third place bronze medals at the USA Hockey National Championship in Salt Lake City, March 26-30.

The Junior Thunderbirds faced teams from Vermont, Texas, Georgia, Utah and Missouri during their four-day run. Highlights included victories over the Essex (VT) Sting and Utah Grizzlies and a 10-round overtime shoot-out with the Atlanta Phoenix. The team ultimately lost in the semi-final game to the Chesterfield (MO) Falcons.


Fifteen Northshore seniors were named 2015 Washington Scholars by the Washington Student Achievement Council. The honored students by schools and their legislative district are:

Bothell High School
Aspen Brooks, Legislative District #1
Sydney Dye, Legislative District #1
Rebecca Peoples, Legislative District #1
Hanna Tyndall, Legislative District #1
Ravishankar Madhu, Legislative District #22

Inglemoor High School
Deanna Hendrickson, Legislative District #1
Eric Wang, Legislative District #1
Gary Wang, Legislative District #1
Nikhil Mandalaparthy, Legislative District #45
Liora Silkes, Legislative District #45

Woodinville High School
Amrutha Gujjar, Legislative District #1
Hannah Bolotin, Legislative District #45
Alison Ng, Legislative District #45
James Ragan, Legislative District #45
Kaylene Stocking, Legislative District #45


On April 7, Alissa Becerril and Sarah Krawczak, both of Woodinville, will present their original research as part of The Whitman College Undergraduate Conference. Becerril is a 2011 graduate of Inglemoor High School and a senior at Whitman, and Krawczak is a 2012 graduate of Eastside Preparatory School and a junior at Whitman.
The 17th annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference brings together students from every academic area of the college to share their research and creative projects with the campus community. The projects are a result of the students’ work in their courses, senior theses, summer internships and study abroad.


Erin Osgood was awarded the $1,500 Katie Knapp Whitworth Class of 1940 Scholarship and the $1,500 Diane Ballasiotes Memorial Scholarship from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. These awards are given to a woman in the field of communications who has demonstrated outstanding promise as a professional and been involved in the community and campus. Osgood graduated Woodinville High School in 2012. She plans to graduate from WSU in December 2015 with a degree in strategic communication.

Ben Wineman was awarded the $1,500 Katie Knapp Whitworth Class of 1940 Scholarship from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. Wineman also received a $1,500 Washington State Broadcasters Scholarship from WSU. These awards are given to students who are studying broadcast journalism, have a 3.5 grade-point average and play an active role in the College of Communication. Wineman graduated Woodinville High School in 2012. He plans to graduate from WSU in May 2016 with a degree in broadcast journalism.


The following local students attending Central Washington University have qualified for the winter quarter 2015 honor roll.

Hannah Joy Seibert
McKenna Joy Sowers
Tyler Franklin Hill
Sarah Katherine Janssen
Julie Anne Murphy
Lisa Nicole Murphy
Jacqueline F. Korn
Zachariah Dillon Torrance-Smith
Ari Schringer
Angela Marie Gerbracht
Aaron Joseph Wadley
Tobi Carrissa Boggio
Kenneth Raymond
Bonnie Catherine Muscat
Michelle Nicole Munday
Meagan Scarlett Rourke
Hannah Rae Portolese
Cindy Renee Mahama
Heidi Liseth Stein
Isaac B. Stein
Megan Valerie Griffin
Emily Joy Bontrager
Colter Andrew Clinch
Elizabeth Erin Weddle
Megan Nicole Scharke
Steven Patrick Walsh
Cullen James Hubbard
Brianna Nicole Gruger
Ryan Edward Anderson
Anna Elaine Radovich
Alexa Leigh McCorkle
John Nelson Dines
Jonathon Andrew Larson
Kevin Arthur Santos Dalusag
Adam Richard Dopierala
Alexander Joseph Martin
Samantha Leigh McHenry
Shelby Ikuko Yasuda
Garrett Alan Blough
Hannah Marie Poole
Conner Douglas Campbell
Nicholas James Smith
Lauren Hope McConnell
Garrett James Hackler
Traci Lee VonJouanne
Saint Elmo Newton V
Danica Olivia Granard
William James Kilby
Stephanie Ann Smith
Brian Patrick Cunningham
Madison Claire Ferris


The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Graham Hickman of Bothell was initiated at Brigham Young University. Bryce Remington of Woodinville was initiated at University of Michigan.


Jordan Markezich, a senior from Woodinville High School, was nominated by a community member and selected by WIAA staff as one of the Athletes of the Week for achievements in Track & Field.
Markezich ran his personal-record in the 800 (2:01.1) the week of March 30 in Bellevue, at the meet against Eastlake. He broke his previous record by nearly six seconds, and placed first in the race.


Tufts University recently announced the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Among these students is Audrey Michael of Bothell, class of 2015.

BHS senior named state Eagle Scout of the Year

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Jeremy Butz, a senior at Bothell High School, has been named The American Legion Department of Washington Eagle Scout of the Year.

Butz, the son of Joel and Heidi Butz, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 356 which is sponsored by Bothell American Legion Post 127. As the winning candidate for this award, his application has been sent to The American Legion National Headquarters for consideration for the National Award.

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Grand Opening - Re/Max

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ReMax Elite ribbon cutting

ReMax Elite celebrated its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting in Woodinville on March 28. Along with many community members, in attendance to cut the ribbon were: Rob Gadbois, ReMax Elite; Vicki Ezell, ReMax Elite; Woodinville’s Deputy Mayor James Evans; Scott Comey, ReMax Elite; Renee Comey, ReMax Elite; and Kimberly Ellertson, director of marketing, Woodinville Chamber of Commerce.