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Applause - September 24, 2012

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Woodinville Montessori alumni, Overlake senior and Life Scout Tristen Wastell launched his Eagle Project this summer, installing a bench and a path at Woodinville Montessori School to provide a safe way for students to travel from the main building to the new two-story building at the North Creek campus in Bothell. Tristen joined scouting in first grade as a member of Pack 552 and crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 909 in March 2006. The project took the efforts of over 17 volunteers and two work parties to remove 47 azaleas, clear and level a 4-foot by 90-foot area for the path, construct and secure wood edging, and finally lay and compact four yards of crushed rock. Thanks to materials donations from Lowes and McLendons, the bench will be built and installed in early September.

Christy Dannheim, a resident of Woodinville, was one of the graduates during the 2012 summer commencement ceremonies at Texas State University-San Marcos. Dannheim received a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

App Hopkins
Robert J. Hopkins
Robert J. Hopkins, who was promoted Aug. 31 to Chief Warrant Officer 4, is the son of Lloyd and Ann Hopkins of Stanwood, Wash., and graduated from Woodinville High School in 1991. Chief Hopkins is currently assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Afghanistan Engineer District-South as the prime power liaison officer. In that role, he works with the Afghan national utility company to bring reliable, consistent and safe electric power to the people of Afghanistan.

Miss Woodinville
Rachel Fuldner. Photo by Ann Chase
Rachel Fuldner, a Woodinville native and the daughter of Bob and Janet Fuldner, will be representing the city of Woodinville as Miss Woodinville Teen USA in this year’s Miss Washington Teen USA pageant October 20-21.

Rachel is a senior at Inglemoor High School involved in both the IB- International Baccalaureate Program and AP- Advanced Placement classes. She is a third year Inglemoor Viking varsity cheerleader, involved with DECA and with her “Passion for Fashion” is actively working on establishing a FIDM Fashion Club at Inglemoor High School.  She was elected to the 2012-2013 Nordstrom BP Teen Fashion Board.

Rachel has been involved with numerous charities, such as Little People of America, Relay for Life, Children’s Hospital and more.

Her community business sponsors are Princess Proms of Seattle, Dr. Michael J. Wagner D.M.D, P.S, Ann Chase Photography, Jubilee Cleaners and Noble Strategic Partners. She would also like the thank Brian and the staff at Oasis Salon and Spa in Woodinville for their guidance and support.

If any resident or business would like to help sponsor Rachel in her journey, send her an e-mail with contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The online voting for Miss Photogenic is now live so log on and vote for Rachel Fuldner Miss Woodinville Teen USA 2012.

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