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Applause - October 8, 2012

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Brieann Boroughs
On Saturday, September 15, Brieann Boroughs, daughter of Randy and Suzanne Boroughs of Woodinville, pledged to the Iota chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at the University of Washington. She is a graduate of Cedar Park Christian School and has been accepted to the UW’s Foster School of Business. Brie is one of 35 women who pledged Alpha Gamma Delta.

On September 28, STAR 101.5 surprised Bellevue Christian Schools – Mack Elementary Campus teacher, Mrs. Jessica Ahnert and presented her with the STAR 101.5’s Teacher of the Week award.

In a local contest conducted by STAR 101.5 radio, Ahnert, a first grade teacher, was nominated by her student, Kailey Yantis-Blank.

Each student in the class  received a goody bag full of prizes from Applebee’s, Washington State Employees Credit Union, Dairy Farmers of Washington, KOMO 4 and STAR 101.5!

Ahnert received a personalized plaque from Issaquah Trophy and Awards, a $100 check from Washington State Employees Credit Union and a $100 Applebee’s gift card. Plus, she got a makeover courtesy of Blanc N’ Schwartz Salon in Kent.

Keelin Davis of Woodinville has been admitted to Carleton College as a member of the Class of 2016. She is the daughter of Steven Davis and Kateen Davis. Keelin is a graduate of Woodinville High School.

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Mark Rogers
Mark Rogers of Woodinville trimmed bushes at North Bend-based children’s services nonprofit called Encompass on Friday, Sept. 21, as part of the Day of Caring sponsored by United Way of King County.

Thirty-two Microsoft staff volunteered their time for the day to do yard work, paint and otherwise spruce up the Encompass Main Campus and Encompass Downtown North Bend.

Leanne Thim, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major from Woodinville, is a member of the freshman class at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Duane Tehee
Woodinville resident Duane Tehee recently received the Triple Crown Award along with several other hikers at the 17th annual ALDHA-West Gathering near Mount Hood, Oregon. Prior to this, only 155 people have ever received this award.

The Triple Crown Award recognizes the dedication, commitment, and achievement of those who have completed the three major National Scenic Trails — the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail.

Each of these trails runs in a north-south direction and totals 8,000 miles.

In the spring of 2009 Duane started hiking the CDT trail but suffered a near fatal fall that required him to be medevaced for emergency surgery in an hospital outside Glacier National Park.

This did not deter him from trying again and completing it in 2010, followed by completing the PCT in 2011 and the AT in 2012.

To “thru-hike” any of the three trails in a single season takes an average long-distance backpacker approximately 5 to 5 1/2 months. Many hikers hike these trails over several years, hiking a few weeks at a time.

The award gives equal recognition to thru-hikers and section-hikers who have hiked the entire length of all three trails and does not consider issues such as sequence, direction, speed, duration, frequency or whether one carries a pack.

The American Long Distance Hiking Association – West (ALDHA-West) is the only organization that officially recognizes the accomplishment of these few intrepid hikers.

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