Applause - Feb. 23, 2015

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Woodinville High School recognized 56 December/January Students of the Month before their parents and peers on Jan. 29 at a celebration held 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.

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Applause - Feb. 16, 2015

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Ethan Goodnight of Bothell, the son of David and Shelly Goodnight, was named to the Fall 2014 Academic Honors List at Spring Arbor University. Goodnight is a junior majoring in history.
The Academic Honors List recognizes full-time students who have received a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for the semester. Part-time students must receive a 3.7 GPA for the semester and carry a cumulative 3.7 GPA.


Connor Willgress of Mill Creek, a first year student majoring in civil engineering, and Zachariah Lovett of Woodinville, a senior majoring in robotics engineering, were named to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester.
The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differs from 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.

Maxwell Hanson of Bothell was named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Linfield College. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, students must complete 12 graded credits and be in the top 10 percent of their class.


The following local students from Woodinville have been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for fall semester 2014. The student(s) qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.75 during the semester.
Alexis Elliott
Claudia Myers
Oliver Rudnicki
Matthew Spencer
Chad Thomas
Helene Welch


Congratulations to Trevor Reddell of Woodinville, a December 2014 graduate of Stevenson University.

The following local students earned degrees from Missouri University of Science and Technology in December 2014:
Carlos Galvan of Bothell earned a master of science degree in systems engineering.
Sonny Leung Yee of Bothell earned a master of science degree in systems engineering.


Washington University in St. Louis senior forward Melissa Gilkey, from Woodinville, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Five Women’s Basketball First Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Applause - Feb. 9, 2015

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Members of The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets were recognized for earning Gold Stars in the fall 2014 semester. Marcus Harbol of Bothell was among 456 other Gold Star recipients including cadets, veterans and active duty students.


Charles Mehrmann of Woodinville, a freshman at Bentley University, was named to the President’s List for the fall 2014 semester.


Maryam Abdi of Kenmore has achieved a place on the University of Evansville Dean’s List for academic achievements during the fall semester 2014. Abdi is majoring in theatre.

Alexander Mischke, a civil and environmental engineering student from Woodinville, was named to the Dean’s List at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology for the 2014 fall semester.

Seton Hall University is pleased to announce that Emma McCallum, class of 2018, qualified for the Fall 2014 Dean’s List. McCallum is a elementary special education major from Woodinville.

The following students from Woodinville were named to the Dean’s List at Northwest Nazarene University for the 2014 fall semester.
Nathan Lundberg
Samantha Lundberg
Wesley Welch

Marcus Harbol of Bothell was identified for outstanding academic achievement and earning Dean’s List recognition at The Citadel in South Carolina for the fall 2014 semester.

Marie Haaland of Bothell excelled during the Fall 2014 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean’s List at Hofstra University.

Sophomore Madison Kilgore, daughter of Laura Bertellotti and Gregory Kilgore of Woodinville, was named to the Dean’s List at Hartwick College for the fall 2014 semester. Kilgore is majoring in art. She has participated in Honors Program.

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2014 semester at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Katerina Estrada, a sophomore, is the daughter of Gary and Valentina Estrada from Woodinville.
Luke Saufferer, a sophomore, is the son of Peter and Michelle Saufferer from Mill Creek.


NW Outdoor Lighting just received the Grand Award from Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (WALP) for their lighting design. The owners, Mary and Craig Peterson, live in Woodinville.

Scholastic Art Awards winner

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Leota Scholastics Winners

From left to right, Scholastic Art Awards winners Jasmine Stewart, Abby Theige, Olivia Oomen, Brian Oler, Deedee Gertz, Shruti Sridhar, Chelsea Wu, Ashleigh Barker and Jamin Lau. (Courtesy photo)

Taekwondo black belts

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Black Belts

On Dec. 20, 90 Woodinville area residents gathered together at the Carol Edwards Center to receive new ranks in taekwondo, a Korean form of martial arts. Among the crowd were 11 students (pictured from left to right: Tony Li, Alex Blaskovich, Erika Dietz, Nik Blaskovich, Vicente Sanchez, Tyler Doyle, Gabe Dietz, Paulette Vazquez, Willow Montero, Valerie Guenther, Danny Shostak and Master Forest West; not pictured: Keller Standish) receiving the highly coveted rank of black belt. The students practice 2-3 days per week training in kicking and striking techniques, sparring, board breaking, traditional forms and weapons at West Family Martial Arts in Woodinville for approximately three years to earn black belts.