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Applause - July 18, 2011

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Courtesy photo The Woodinville Reign U10 Fastpitch team place 2nd at the NSA State Championships in the Tri-cities on June 18 and 19. The team battled throughout the heat with only nine players all weekend. The team consisted of Mikaelie Sullivan, Rachael Rhinehart, Katie Pippel, Riley Garcia, Montana Jones, Bailey Burger-Moore, Jackie Lemke, Sophie Hall and Anna Rodgers. Coaches for the Reign were Marcene Sullivan, Clint Rhinehart and Quenten Pippel.
Lauren Hamilton of Woodinville, a student on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, located in Teaneck and Hackensack, N.J. has been named to the honor’s list for the spring 2011 semester. To qualify for the Honor’s List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Lea Shim of Bothell was named to the merit list of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Ga., for the 2011 spring semester. Shim also received an associate in arts degree from the college. She is the daughter of Mong L. Shim and Pauline Shim.

Brent Miller, 2006 Woodinville High School graduate, graduated from the University of Portland in June. A pitcher for UP Pilots baseball,Brent garnered honorable mention honors on the West Coast Conference All-Academic team. Brent now works at Amazon.com in Seattle.

Western Washington University student Anne Elizabeth Forman, daughter of Paul and Kathie Forman of Woodinville, received a $5,000 President’s Study Abroad Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. The President’s Study Abroad Scholarships were awarded to the most deserving students, based on merit and financial need.  Forman, a junior, holds a 3.76 GPA and graduated from Woodinville High School in 2008. She is a Spanish/cultural anthropology double-major and is a Spanish tutor at Sehome High School in Bellingham. She plans to return to South America after graduation and teach English, then come back to the U.S. and teach high school Spanish.

Jill Buccola, a junior majoring in English/history, has been named to the dean’s list at Hillsdale College. She is the daughter of Jerry and Kay Buccola of Woodinville. Jill was homeschooled.

Woodinville resident Alice Kay Granger graduated with high honors recently from Northeastern University. She majored in human services.

Kaleigh Ansdell and Katie Main, both of Bothell, and Amy Hammerquist of Woodinville have been named to the Linfield College dean’s list.

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Courtesy photo. Team members(left to right:) Cage Schneck, Zachary Shimek, Ryan Gibson and Owen Klee, all from the Northshore area, are members of Walker’s Subaru Eliminators team which went undefeated for the second year in a row to win the HoopFest championship.
Teach For America recently announced that Kelsey Longmuir, a Woodinville native, has been accepted to the organization’s 2011 corps. Teach For America is the national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the pursuit of educational equity. Longmuir is a 2007 graduate of Woodinville High School and 2011 graduate of Occidental College. She will teach in Denver.

The following area students received bachelor of arts degrees from Whitman College:

Bothell — Glory Bushey, Magdalena Dumpit, Wayne Lichty

Mill Creek — Jaspreet Gill

Kenmore — Stephen Campbell

Woodinville — Abigail Rhinehart and Taylor Overturf

Applause - July 4, 2011

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Ryan Short
While most junior high students were sleeping in on Saturday mornings this spring, Ryan Short, 13, was up early and at the Hollywood Hill Saddle Club Arena in Woodinville by 7:30 a.m., warming up both his vocal cords and his trumpet. The son of Mary and Andrew Short of Bothell, Ryan not only is the announcer for the horse shows May through August, but he also plays the national anthem on his trumpet at the beginning of the show.

"There was a scratchy old tape recording I was supposed to play on a tape player while holding the microphone by the speaker," said Ryan. "I knew I could play my trumpet better than that." He asks the audience to rise and face the arena’s flag and then plays "The Star-Spangled Banner" from the balcony of the announcer’s shack. Ryan is a student at Canyon Park Junior High where he just finished the 7th grade.

Back in the announcer’s chair, Ryan calls for the first class of horses and riders to enter the arena. Ryan will continue as announcer this summer at the Hollywood Hill Arena (next show is July 9), as well as working on the adult-level black belt in his Kung Fu class. Other summer plans include a horseback trip with grandpa and re-reading all 4,100 pages of the Harry Potter book series. "That’s only 60 pages a day," said Ryan, "which I can easily do."

As for the future, he’s thinking about a master’s degree in engineering or computer science.

Rebecca L. Dash, of Mill Creek, received a degree from Clark University May 22. Dash graduated with a master of arts degree in history.

The following students earned degrees from Missouri University of Science and Technology:

• Marie Aimee Karumuhinzi of Mill Creek earned a graduate certificate in engineering mechanics.

• Joshua Karadan Bock of Bothell earned a master of science degree in system engineering.

• Benjamin Walter Kroeter of Woodinville earned a master of science degree in system engineering .

Naomi Rowden of Woodinville has graduated from the University of Oregon Law School. She has earned a masters of conflict and dispute resolution and a doctor of jurisprudence degree. Her focus has been in environmental law and tribal law. She will be taking the Washington State Bar exam in July. Naomi was also selected for the Presidential Management Fellowship with the U.S. federal government. She will start work in August for the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.

Junior golfers Oliver Rudnicki, 17, and Lyle Rudnicki, 17, of Woodinville are heading to Pebble Beach for the Nature Valley First Tee Open July 8-10. The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is an official Champions Tour tournament that pairs 78 junior golfers with 78 professionals. The tournament will take place on Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course and will be televised nationally on Golf Channel.

Evan Stoll of Woodinville graduated from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business with a focus in finance on June 11, 2011. He was a graduate of Woodinville High School in 2007.

Brendan M. McOmber, of Bothell, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at the University of Vermont. McOmber is a first-year mathematics major.

Sean Tucker and Erika Teasley from Woodinville have been selected to participate in the 2011 DO-IT Scholars Program.Beginning July 12, new DO-IT Scholars will spend 10 days living on campus, participating in an intensive program designed to promote college and career success. The students will learn about challenging careers in fields such as technology, science, engineering and mathematics. Returning second year scholars will stay on campus for one week starting July 24.

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Melissa Estabrook and Rep. Jamie Pedersen, District 43
Holy Names Academy freshman Melissa Estabrook of Woodinville recently served as a page on the floor of the House of Representatives Any student (aged 14-17) is eligible to serve as a legislative page in the state House or Senate, where for one week, they deliver messages for lawmakers and learn first-hand about the democratic process. If you know a student interested in serving as a page, contact local lawmakers.

The following area students were named to the University of Idaho spring 2011 dean’s list:

• Bothell — Brianna Louise Gualtieri, Dominic Emery Fatigati, Jonathon Maxxwell Forde

• Kenmore — Stephanie May Wamble, Craig Alan Kingsbury, Elizabeth Eileen Boyden, Brian Edward Frederiksen

• Woodinville — Jessica Helen Tatham, Traci Lee VonJouanne, Trace Benjamin Hobgood, Lauren Eileen Kramer

Western Washington University has identified the following as 2011 outstanding graduates:

Bothell —

• University Honors Program Outstanding Graduate Leeann Briscoe earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a minor in Spanish. Briscoe is a graduate of Bothell High School and the daughter of Daryl and Terry Briscoe. After graduating, Briscoe plans to serve with an AmeriCorps program in the Federal Way Public School District while applying for graduate school to earn her master’s degree in school counseling.

• Theatre Arts Outstanding Graduate Joseph Wagner earned a bachelor of arts degree in theatre arts-lighting design. Wagner is a graduate of Bothell High School and has worked on 12 theatre productions at WWU, including seven as a lighting designer. Wagner has also designed a show at the Bellingham Theatre Guild as part of an internship. After graduating, Wagner plans to work on the tech crew at the new Snohomish School District Performing Arts Center before applying to graduate school for the fall of 2012 to continue his studies in lighting design.

Woodinville —

•Human services outstanding graduate Jennifer Hagedorn earned a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, in human services and a minor in sociology. The daughter of Tom and Linda Hagedorn of Woodinville, she’s a graduate of Woodinville High School. Hagedorn interned at several organizations including the Department of Corrections, Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s Adult Day Health program. She was also a Woodring College of Education peer mentor, and co-president of the Students for Social Change, which was Western’s Associated Students Service Club of the Year.

She worked closely with human services’ professors on a scholarly article that will be published soon.

This summer, she will be a unit director for a YMCA summer day camp. Then she’ll travel to Ghana for eight months as a public health intern for the Ghanaian government.

Kaaren Hatlen has been named to the Pacific Lutheran University dean’s list. Majoring in mathematics, she is a 2009 graduate of Woodinville High School and is the daughter of Mark and Mary Hatlen of Woodinville.

Kristina I. Markosova, a resident of Bothell, has recently been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring semester.

Alia Anor Willingham of Mill Creek was among 3,967 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 7 at Yager Stadium.Willingham received a bachelor of science degree in business (Cum Laude).

Amy auf der Springe of Bothell, was named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the spring 2011 semester.

Woodinville resident Samuel Arthur Pomeroy,has been named to the dean’s academic honor list at Baylor University.

Loren Endsley of Duvall and Nathan Melton of Woodinville have been named to the 2011 spring term dean’s list at Eastern Oregon University.

Jessica Ahnert of Woodinville has received a master of arts in teaching, elementary education, from University of Northern Colorado.

Kristin J. Egbert, a resident of Woodinville, has recently been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring semester.

Emily Parzybok of Woodinville has graduated cum laude from Boston College with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and biology.

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Isaiah Caplan
As part of his school’s business development culminating project, Isaiah Caplan, 15, from Orting, Wash., decided to form a mock non-profit and sell concessions to raise money for the Northshore Wranglers.

So, quarters, dimes and nickels at a time the industrious teen raised over $220 in his business venture surpassing all expectations.

When his project concluded in June, while Isaiah received praise and high marks for both his idea and his success, he remains most proud of what his donation means to the Northshore Wranglers.

The money donated will support the Northshore Wranglers scholarship program.The Northshore Wranglers Special Recreation Program serves people of all ages with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities, their families and caregivers.

Visit www.northshorewranglers.org for information about the Wranglers program.

Applause - June 27, 2011

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Jack Keller
Jack Keller, a 6th grader at East Ridge Elementary, was presented with a trophy at the awards assembly June 20 for earning the highest individual East Ridge score in the Elementary Mathematical Olympiad (MOEMS). East Ridge has participated in this competition for 16 years, along with 3,606 teams located in every state, three dependencies and 24 foreign countries. Again the East Ridge Team fell in the top 10 percent, thanks in part, to Jack’s strong performance. Jack was in the top 2 percent.Jack is the son of Cynthia and Andy Keller of Woodinville and grandson of Phyllis Keller, also of Woodinville.

Emily Blair has been awarded a $1,500 Murray W. Bundy Scholarship and a $1,500 Basil and Ella Alexander Jerard Scholarship by the Washington State University Department of English. She was also awarded a $2,000 William Landeen and Claudius O. Johnson Scholarship and a $2,000 Morris Reed Scholarship by the WSU Department of History. She also received a $1,000 Frank and Diana Kirkbride Scholarship from the WSU Honors College.

Blair graduated from Inglemoor High School in 2008 and plans to graduate from WSU in may 2013 with a degree in English, advertising and history. She is the public relations chair for the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, a graphic designer for the Daily Evergreen, a clerical assistant in the Owen Science and Engineering Library and a graphic artist at the Regional Theater of the Palouse. Blair is the daughter of Mary Jane and Paul Blair of Woodinville.

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Daniel Thorson
Daniel Thorson, Woodinville High School graduating senior and member of Boy Scout Troop 422, attained the rank of Eagle Scout this school year. As part of this achievement, Daniel planned and executed a civic project in Ring Hill Forest in east Woodinville.

His project was to improve the trailhead at the parking area of this relatively new but unmarked trail network. He designed a trailhead information kiosk, did fundraising and organized volunteers to help build the kiosk. Daniel also organized work parties to remove the masses of invasive English Ivy choking native plants and trees near the trailhead. Visitors may view the kiosk and check out Ring Hill Forest on 232nd Ave NE on the east side of the street just north of the intersection with NE 159th St.

Brendan M. McOmber, of Bothell, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at the University of Vermont. McOmber is a first-year mathematics major.

Sean Tucker and Erika Teasley from Woodinville have been selected to participate in the 2011 DO-IT Scholars Program.Beginning July 12, new DO-IT Scholars will spend 10 days living on campus, participating in an intensive program designed to promote college and career success. The students will learn about challenging careers in fields such as technology, science, engineering, and mathematics. Returning second year scholars will stay on campus for one week starting July 24.

The following area students were named to the University of Idaho Spring 2011 Dean’s List:

• Bothell — Brianna Louise Gualtieri, Dominic Emery Fatigati, Jonathon Maxxwell Forde

• Kenmore — Stephanie May Wamble, Craig Alan Kingsbury, Elizabeth Eileen Boyden, Brian Edward Frederiksen

• Woodinville — Jessica Helen Tatham, Traci Lee VonJouanne, Trace Benjamin Hobgood, Lauren Eileen Kramer

Western Washington University has identified the following as 2011 outstanding graduates:

Bothell —

• University Honors Program Outstanding Graduate Leeann Briscoe earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a minor in Spanish. Briscoe is a graduate of Bothell High School and the daughter of Daryl and Terry Briscoe. After graduating, Briscoe plans to serve with an AmeriCorps program in the Federal Way Public School District while applying for graduate school to earn her master’s degree in school counseling.

• Theatre Arts Outstanding Graduate Joseph Wagner earned a bachelor of arts degree in theatre arts-lighting design. Wagner is a graduate of Bothell High School and has worked on 12 theatre productions at WWU, including seven as a lighting designer. Wagner has also designed a show at the Bellingham Theatre Guild as part of an internship. After graduating, Wagner plans to work on the tech crew at the new Snohomish School District Performing Arts Center before applying to graduate school for the fall of 2012 to continue his studies in lighting design.

Woodinville —

•Human services outstanding graduate Jennifer Hagedorn earned a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, in human services and a minor in sociology. The daughter of Tom and Linda Hagedorn of Woodinville, she’s a graduate of Woodinville High School. Hagedorn interned at several organizations including the Department of Corrections, Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s Adult Day Health program. She was also a Woodring College of Education peer mentor, and co-president of the Students for Social Change, which was Western’s Associated Students Service Club of the Year. She also worked closely with human services’ professors on a scholarly article that will be published soon. This summer, she will be a unit director for a YMCA summer day camp. Then she’ll travel to Ghana for eight months as a public health intern for the Ghanaian government.

Applause - June 13, 2011

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The following Woodinville residents recently graduated from Eastside Catholic High School: Allison DeJong, first honors, headed for Carleton College; Miles Linde, valedictorian and on his way to Washington State University; Laura Shellooe, first honors, to attend Gonzaga University; Max Wolfram, second honors, to attend St. Olaf College

Lauren E. Bennett, of Bothell, was among the 548 students awarded a degree at St. Lawrence University’s Commencement ceremony, held May 22 on campus in Canton, N.Y. Bennett graduated from Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek and received a degree (cum laude) in global studies and minored in Francophone studies and economics.

Alexandria Fleming, the daughter of Alexander Fleming and Jacqueline Moore of Mill Creek, received the Most Valuable Player Award for track during the spring sport season. Fleming is a sophomore at Randolph-Macon Academy.

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Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown of Woodinville is the Division II Junior Champion after two days of competitive bowling in the Brunswick All-Star Varsity Tournament of Champions which recently took place in Lynnwood. His first place achievement earned him not only a trophy but scholarship money he will be using towards his college education.

Earlier this spring Jordan and his teammates placed first in Division E of the Washington State USBC Tournament where bowlers from around the state competed for awards and scholarship. Jordan also went on to place in the top for his division in the all-around category.

His placement in both events qualified him for a scholarship award.

Jordan also holds a second degree black belt in Jeet Kune Do, a blue belt in Brazilian Jujitsu and is a recent home school graduate with honors.

Reece Ann Buendia, a 2010 Woodinville High graduate, finished her freshman year at the University of New Haven with a few highlights. She made the deans list and was named the outstanding math student for fall and spring semesters. She finished 4th in the NE-10 conference for high jump. She played volleyball for the New Haven womens volleyball team and high jump for the track team this spring.

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Woodinville resident Andrew McLauchlan has returned from a three-week service-learning trip to Nicaragua with 17 fellow students from the University of Portland.

McLauchlan participated in the Nicaragua Immersion through the University of Portland Moreau Center for Service and Leadership.

The group met with local organizations and community leaders and participated in building a school in the small town of San Ramon.

US Lacrosse, the national governing agency for lacrosse, has named Northshore Lacrosse Club players Miles Sokol of Woodinville an Academic All- American and Foster Wisman of Kenmore an All-American.

Both are seniors at Inglemoor High School. Sokol and Wisman are four year varsity starters, including Northshore’s 2008 Division II State championship team and have been captains for Northshore’s 2010 and 2011 teams. Sokol, a full IB diploma recipient at Inglemoor will attend and play lacrosse for Haverford College.

Wisman, with four years of all-state honors, 182 career high school goals, and 129 career assists will attend and play lacrosse for Rochester Institute of Technology.

Three Skyview Junior High School students earned summer camp scholarships from the Eastside Audubon. Each camp provides participants with an outdoor experience.

• Sean Chapman will attend the Olympic Coast Hiking summer camp course. Participants will explore the Olympic rainforest, hike the ocean beach and explore tide-pools.

• Sarah Kenison will participate in the Extreme Ecosystems camping trip and river raft in Eastern Washington.

Campers will survey a forest canopy, beachcomb, trek through desert sand and explore local habitats and track down the occupants.

• Corrina Lee will attend the "Get Your Green On!" camping trip and river raft in Eastern Washington. The camp emphasizes ways to live sustainably, and campers will investigate resource management and visit a wind farm.

Applause - June 6, 2011

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Haverford College is pleased to announce the graduation, Magna Cum Laude with high honors, of Vassily Igor Kutyavin, son of Igor and Tatyana Kutyavin of Woodinville and a graduate of The Lakeside School. Kutyavin received a bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry. Kutyavin was elected to Haverford College’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest undergraduate academic honors society in the United States.The title of Kutyavin’s senior thesis is the "Role of Autoreactivity in T Regulatory Cell Development." During his time at Haverford, Kutyavin has participated in revision and publication of numerous scientific articles, and is a recipient of The 2011 Hughes Scholarship, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, recognizing his commitment to interdisciplinary research and academic achievement in the biological sciences.

Christopher Somogyi of Woodinville was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Connecticut College at the 93rd commencement ceremony on May 22. Somogyi majored in biochemical/cell/molecular.

The following Woodinville area residents recently graduated from the University of Portland: Shayla Behling, bachelor’s, nursing; Brent Miller, bachelor’s, accounting; Teige Weidner, master’s, business administration.

Derek A. Petereit of Redmond, a Virginia Military Institute cadet is among the 277 cadets who graduated May 16, 2011. He received a bachelor of arts degree in economics/business. Cadet Petereit’s parents are Mrs. Kristi J. Petereit and LCDR Ralph A. Petereit.

The following local students graduated from Whitworth University:

Hannah Porter of Bothell has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree.

Robert Schaefer of Bothell has been awarded a bachelor of science degree.

Andrew Belton of Seattle has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree.

Ryan Young of Mill Creek has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree.

Linnea Pearson of Woodinville has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree.

Phelicia Harris, Pamela Rivard, Glory Robinson and Danie Stiles, all of Woodinville, were members of the Pacific Sound Chorus when the group once again captured first place at the regional Sweet Adelines International chorus competition April 2. As the regional champions, the women’s chorus will represent Washington and Alaska at an international competition in the fall of 2012.