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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Applause - June 9, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Justin Johal of Mill Creek was named to the dean’s list at Bates for the winter 2014 semester — a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher.
Johal, the son of Jaswinder N. Johal of Mill Creek, is a 2009 graduate of Henry M. Jackson High School. Johal is majoring in biological chemistry at Bates.

The following local students have earned placement on Gonzaga University’s President’s List for spring semester 2014. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.
Kathryn Arneson
Nicole Fugiel
Allison Cutuli
Carmen Vasilatos
Rebekah Ellison
Kira Olsen
Kristie Slattengren
Melissa Fitz
Caleb Lance
Colin Brown
Samuel Brown
Kathryn Eastman
Anthony Waltier
Chelsea Baker
Matthew Del Moro
April Dick
Melanie Lowry
Katrina Neir
Kathryn Norton
Laura Shellooe
Joshua Smith
Matthew Stodola
Rachel Vander Wel

The following local students have earned placement on Gonzaga University’s Dean’s List for spring semester 2014. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed.
Kelli Corbett of Mill Creek
Magenta Dumpit of Bothell
Teresa Rider of Bothell
Jasmine Roe of Kenmore
Erika Romman of Woodinville
Caroline Rourke of Bothell
Lauren Scott of Mill Creek
Anja Trost of Woodinville
Benjamin Yee of Woodinville
Harrison Van Til of Redmond

Jonathan Powell of Woodinville is the son of Kieron Powell of Abingdonshire, UK and Teresa Fugazzi-Powell of Lexington, KY. He earned a BS/MD degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and will enter into an internal medicine residency at the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that Zachariah Lovett of Woodinville, a junior majoring in robotics engineering, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the Spring 2014 semester.
The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differ from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

Reece Ann Buendia, a 2010 Woodinville High School graduate, graduated magna cum laude in systems engineering with a minor in sustainability from the University of New Haven. She received the Tagliatela School of Engineering Outstanding Student Award. She is the daughter of Robert and Roxanne Buendia of Woodinville.

Brendan McOmber of Bothell received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics within the College of Engineering & Math Sciences during commencement ceremonies on May 18 at the University of Vermont.
The following local residents graduated from St. Olaf College. St. Olaf President David R. Anderson ‘74, awarded 785 diplomas to the class of 2014.
Stefan Mellem of Woodinville graduated Summa Cum Laude with a computer science, mathematics and physics major. He was awarded distinction in physics and computer science. He is the son of Robert and Christine Mellem.
Katherine Ulvestad of Woodinville graduated with a biology and economics major. She is the daughter of John and Carrie Ulvestad.

Lindsay Sullivan of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication from Dickinson State University’s 94th annual commencement on May 17.

Nearly 3,300 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the 2014 spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
Luke Thomas Richardson, Woodinville, College of Arts and Sciences
Sarah Simone Richardson, Woodinville, Hankamer School of Business

Kylie McElrath of Woodinville, daughter of Charles and Sarah McElrath, was named to the second semester 2013-14 Dean’s List at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. The list includes 298 undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of 3.60 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Wash. has issued its spring semester 2014 Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement. To earn academic honors at Saint Martin’s, undergraduate students must receive a 3.5 grade point average or higher (based on a 4.0 scale), carry at least a 12-semester-hour course load, and complete all coursework undertaken for the semester. Local students who accomplished this honor are:
Lucas E. Besel, Woodinville
Carl C. Svanevik, Woodinville

Varvara Smirnova of Bothell graduated May 17 from Rice University. Smirnova received a master of architecture degree in architecture.

Northwest Nazarene University announces that 411 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester. To be eligible for the academic honor, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least twelve graded credit hours of classes. Local honorees include:
Rebekah Luplow
Alyssa Lundberg
Samantha Lundberg
Melinda Welch

Carl Gaul of Woodinville was one of 250 students to graduate from Cornell College on May 11. Gaul graduated with a bachelor of arts in economics, business and philosophy.

Several local students graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. Shannon Alberts of Mill Creek earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. Benjamin Cooper of Mill Creek earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and accountancy and graduated cum laude. Sarah Jensen of Woodinville earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience.

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, will award Gold Stars to cadets who earned recognition for their academic achievements during the spring semester of 2014. Cadet Marcus Harbol of Bothell is among those appearing on the Spring 2014 Gold Stars list. Harbol was also named to the Dean’s List, recognizing those registered for 12 or more semester hours whose grade point ratio is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

Anelese Webster from Woodinville will graduate with distinctions on June 14 with a BFA in graphic design from Western Washington University. She will graduate as the Outstanding Design Graduate of 2014 and Outstanding Student from the Office of Admissions at WWU. Webster is a 2009 WHS graduate from WHS and also attended Woodinville Montessori School.
Webster will be moving to Brooklyn, NY in a few weeks to start with top digital design agency, Huge Inc., as an associate visual designer.

Anirudh Rajesh, a second grader from Shelton View Elementary, took home the first place trophy at the United States Chess Federation National Elementary Championship in Dallas, Texas on May 9 through 11. He played through seven rounds against 317 other competitors in his division and scored a perfect 7.0 score along with another individual; Rajesh, however, ended up receiving the tie-break nod and the championship win.

Applause - June 2, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff


Sara Harris has attended Chrysalis for eight years and will be this year’s graduation speaker.

“I’m excited to extenuate the unparalleled experience a Chrysalis education has provided the class of 2014, and motivate my peers to appreciate the unique skills they have acquired,” she said.
Sarah is graduating with honors and will be attending Connecticut College in the fall.

Cameron Van Til of Redmond participated in Gonzaga University’s graduation exercises during a commencement ceremony held on May 11. Cameron graduated with a bachelor of arts in journalism.

He also earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for spring semester 2014. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.

Bothell resident Rachel Osteyee was among the nearly 800 students who graduated from Bob Jones University earlier this month. Osteyee graduated with a BFA in studio art.

She was among approximately 1,400 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2014 dean’s list. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average.

Hannah Ellen Stringer of Woodinville graduated cum laude from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, May 17. She received a bachelor of science in business administration with majors in accounting and Spanish. Hannah will attend the University of Washington this fall to obtain her masters in accounting.

The following students earned dean’s list honors at George Fox University during the 2014 spring semester.
Michael Boller, Bothell
Jake Hanley, Mill Creek
Justin McClure, Bothell
Daniel Mayeda, Bothell
Paul Donelson, Woodinville
Kimberly Frost, Woodinville


Applause - May 26, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Bothell High School junior Hannah Hunt will serve as the Washington state DECA Area Three President for the 2014-15 school year. Hunt is an advanced marketing student and has been actively involved in DECA for the past two years.

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Applause - May 19, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

App SchumakerJacob, Jim and Samuel Schumacher. (Photo courtesy of David Johnson)Samuel and Jacob Schumacher, members of Boy Scout Troop 574, Bothell, were awarded the Boy Scouts of America highest honor, the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor, Sunday, May 4. Samuel and Jacob are the sons of Jim and Katherine Schumacher. Many leaders of the troop were in attendance to honor Samuel and Jacob. Samuel returned the honor of mentor to Cedar Park Pastor Rich Haugo for significant impact in his life. Jacob returned the honor of mentor to both Matt Comstock for his valuable life skills and volunteerism towards Scouting, and to Howard Litterell, owner of H & K Floor Coverings, for his assistance with his Eagle project. In addition to the ceremony, the parents presented both Samuel and Jacob a gift to commemorate the occasion. This gift however, was actually a challenge to continue with the third point of the scout law: “A Scout is Helpful.” Jim and Katherine presented their sons with the “Schumacher Challenge,” a gift of $500 each. Their sons have one year to utilize the funds and their abilities to impact their community in a positive way and report back to those in attendance with how they chose to utilize the funds to impact the community.

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