Applause - December 22, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff


Sgt. 1st Class Sara Schultz of Bothell was one of four soldiers in the Seattle area who were selected to serve as a Soldier Mentor for the nation’s top high school football players. Schultz, who joined the Army Reserve in 2001, will mentor football players and marching band members at the Army All-American Bowl annual East vs. West match-up on Jan. 3.

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Applause - December 15, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Congratulations to the Northshore students who were selected through auditions to perform at the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) Northwest Division Biennial Conference, Feb. 12-14, 2015 in Spokane, Wash. Students will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors.

The selected students are:
Bothell High School
Isaac Anzlovar, Trombone, All Northwest Band
Josh Bell, Trumpet, All-State Concert Band
Rebecca Renfrow, Flute, All-State Concert Band
Megan Seibert, Flute, All-State Concert Band
Ryan Short, Euphonium, All-State Concert Band
Brandi Burnell, Oboe, All-State Symphony Orchestra
Robert Ha, Violin, All-State Symphony Orchestra
Richard Sohn, Violin, All-State Symphony Orchestra

Inglemoor High School
Ben Congdon, Clarinet, All Northwest Band
Clara Hope, Simpson Cello, All Northwest Orchestra
Stanely Wu, Cello, All Northwest Orchestra
Ben Porter, Violin, All Northwest Orchestra
Victor Huyan, Violin, All Northwest Orchestra
Frederick Huyan, Violin, All Northwest Orchestra
Ingrid Ponten, Cello, All-State Orchestra

Woodinville High School
Hans Wampler, Violin, All Northwest Orchestra
Sean Wu, Violin, All Northwest Orchestra
Grant Benson, Bass Clarinet, All Northwest Orchestra
Michael Games, Tenor, All-State Symphonic Choir
Anna Wright, Alto, All-State Symphonic Choir
Jackie Marchioro, Alto, All-State Symphonic Choir
Peter Lawson, Cello, All-State Symphony Orchestra
Paul Trueblood, Flute, All-State Symphony Orchestra
Henry Coba, Trombone, All-State Concert Band

Kenmore Junior High School
Mary Holt, Violin, All-State Orchestra

Leota Junior High School
Ethan Wu, Violin, Junior All-State Orchestra

Northshore Junior High School
Jeremiah Kim, Violin, Junior All-State Orchestra
Jerry Cao, Violin, All-State Symphony Orchestra

Skyview Junior High School
Ina Almacen, Viola, Junior All-State Orchestra


Kyle Wasson from Woodinville, a member of the St. Olaf Orchestra, performed in the annual St. Olaf College Christmas Festival in Northfield, Minnesota.
Wasson is a performance major. He is the son of Steven and Stephanie Wasson and is a graduate of Redmond High School.

The festival, which is broadcast nationwide on public television and radio, has been featured in publications such as TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. For information on how to listen to encore broadcasts of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival in your area, visit the event website ( or check your local radio listings.


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Rachel Choi of Mill Creek, Washington was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Choi was initiated at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Choi is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Melissa Gilkey of Woodinville, a senior forward on the Washington University in St. Louis basketball team, was selected as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week for the week of Dec. 8.

The following 17 Northshore teachers received their National Board Certification this school year:
Haakon Aasan, Canyon Park Junior High School, Science
Erin Marie Burke, Kokanee Elementary School, Fourth Grade
Alaina Marie Lyn Coons, Kokanee Elementary School, Third Grade
Carly Jaeger Epler, Westhill Elementary School, Fourth Grade
Virginia Ruth Krochmalny, Woodinville High School, Counselor
Matthew Lang, Northshore Junior High School, Math
Kjerstin Nordtvedt Lee, Skyview Junior High School, Counselor
Christen McEwen, Kokanee Elementary School, First Grade
Elizabeth Methot, Canyon Park Junior High School, Counselor
Darren Joseph Meucci, Leota Junior High School, Music
Kelly A. Mezich, Frank Love Elementary School, Fifth Grade
Ailisa Newhall, Canyon Park Junior High School, Choir
Jeanne M. Schmidt, Inglemoor High School, CLC
Jennifer Frederick Shibayama, Canyon Park Junior High School, Science and Math
Kaitlin Marie Vagt, Canyon Creek Elementary School, Third Grade
Jessica Hemm Van Deusen, Shelton View Elementary School, Fourth Grade
William Ryan Weaver, Fernwood Elementary School, Fourth Grade

Foggy Noggin Brewing is honored to receive five votes in the 2014 Northwest Brewing News Readers Choice Awards.
Best Nano Brewery (Washington state)
Best Brown Ale - Butch’s Brew (English Hazelnut Brown)
Best Cream Ale - Foggy Noggin Cream Ale
Best Fruit Beer - Cranberry Frost (English Golden Strong Ale)
Best Pale Ale - Diablo del Sol (English Pale Ale)

Applause - December 1, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

National Hispanic Recognition Program

The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) recognized Bothell High School senior Sophia McMahon for her academic achievements. Requirements for recognition include achieving a minimum required PSAT/NMSQT score in their junior year, be of at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latina decent and achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher by the end of their junior year.

Composition Premiere

Peter Lawson, a senior at Woodinville High School, a member of the school orchestra and jazz ensemble, is also a cellist with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. On Sunday, Nov. 23, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra performed a world premiere of Symphonic Finale, a piece composed by Peter, at Benaroya Hall.
Peter has composed several pieces that have been performed by the orchestras and chamber groups at both Timbercrest Junior High and Woodinville High School. This is the first time that one of Peter’s pieces will be performed by a full symphony orchestra.

Applause - Nov. 24, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Best Breakfast

The Maltby Cafe won Best Breakfast in King5’s Best of Western Washington awards. This is the 16th time the cafe has won Best Breakfast.

History Maker

UW Bothell physicist and first chancellor Warren Buck has been chosen as a History Maker — a select group of African Americans who have made substantive contributions in their fields. On Friday, Nov. 7, Buck was honored at the Library of Congress, where his oral life story will be permanently housed. The History Makers include movie stars, athletes and scientists, among others. Buck was one of 400 invited to attend the ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Anyone who has encountered Buck knows that his passion runs deep when it comes to physics and the sciences.

Master Detailing Certification

Craig MacKay of Woodinville’s Clean Planet Detailing joined nine of his fellow Air Force One Detailing Team members as Celebrity Guest Detailers at SEMA November 4-7 in Las Vegas. SEMA is the largest automotive specialty and aftermarket tradeshow in the world. Nearly 200,000 attendees enjoyed the live demonstrations from MacKay and the team, who were invited by both SONAX Car Care and Flex North America as guests in their exhibits every day.
MacKay was also awarded his long awaited, but well-deserved Master’s Certification for detailing and paint correction during the Detailing Success Network’s annual meeting following the show. The Masters Certification is the highest level available to the industry.

School of Distinction

Northshore Networks and Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) have been named 2014 School of Distinction award winners for the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). The award recognizes the top 5 percent of schools in Washington state that have made sustained improvements in reading and math over five years. Northshore Networks and SAS were two of 50 schools in 18 school districts within the PSESD region, and were recognized at an awards ceremony Nov. 4.
Northshore Networks is an individualized, customized and independent learning program for Northshore students in grades 1-12 as an option to the traditional learning environment.
SAS is an alternative high school for students in grades 9-12 whose learning styles require different instructional approaches and who need or want an alternative setting to the large comprehensive high school.


This year, several young dancers from Woodinville will perform in the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker. Shea Kozel is playing the role of Party Girl; Ashleigh Steedman is playing the role of Infantry; Nora Hayden is playing the role of Party Girl; Faye Hayden is playing the role of Infantry Officer; and Sophie Steedly is playing the role of Artillery Officer.
All dancers attend PNB School, which is recognized as one of the top three ballet training institutions in the United States. After 31 years, this is the last year of the PNB’s one-of-a-kind Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker.


APP Students of the MonthWoodinville High School Students of the Month

Woodinville High School recognized 38 September/October Students of the Month before their parents and peers on Nov. 14 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.

Mairead Brown
Danielle Caeton
John Cox
Evie Fisher
Jeana Hansen
Makayla Hordyk
Nikita Kovalovs
Aliena Lowell
Elling Payne
Thomas Perry
Nathan Pietraszak
Timothy Player
Aria Walls

Amrutha Gujjar

Noah Bamesberger
Grace Braddock
Danielle Caeton
Cody Claughton
John Cox
Alyssa Gee
Shayde Lopez
Megan Messer
Julio Santos
Marcus Schloredt
Emerson Stipes
Sara Verble
Taylor Vo
Braydon Waddell
Taylor Woodworth
Connor Xiong

Sonora Carroll
Lauren Stoneberg
Alec Dietz
Jennifer Parson
Cameron Hudson

Jordyn Boyd
Jacob Lageson
Tyler McKinnon
Charles Pallette
Jennifer Parson

Applause - Nov. 10, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

King County Executive Dow Constantine honored small businesses that provide vital jobs with his fourth annual Small Business Awards.

Pacific Bag in Woodinville was a finalist for the Small Business of the Year award, which recognizes a small business that best exemplifies the tenacity, perspicacity and audacity it takes to successfully operate a small business.

Local Roots Farm in Duvall was a finalist for the Rural Small Business of the Year award, which recognizes the small business that has achieved excellence in one of the traditional rural industry clusters — agriculture, forestry, equine, home-based or other.

Amanda Milloy, of Mill Creek, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2017, was designated a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar. Students who are designated Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholars are in the top (highest GPA) 20 percent of each class for the previous academic year.

Con-way Freight, a local trucking company, recently announced the impressive safety milestone of one of its drivers. Jason Falk of Woodinville, Wash. reached 1 million miles on the road without any accidents or injuries – that’s equivalent to driving from Seattle to New York City 350 times.
Falk has been a professional truck driver for more than 23 years and he’s been with Con-way Freight since 2003.

Local dry cleaning chain Bakker’s Fine Drycleaning has earned the highest rating, 5 stars, from King County’s EnviroStar program, making them environmental leaders in the drycleaning and laundry business. All nine stores in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland and Woodinville received this prestigious award.