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Applause - January 7, 2013

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Sulynn Miao Youth of the Year
Sulynn Miao
The Redmond/Sammamish Boys & Girls Club has announced Sulynn Miao, a Woodinville High School senior, as its 2012 Youth of the Year. The Youth of the Year program is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America premier youth recognition program promoting and celebrating members’ service to club, community and family, academic performance, moral values, life goals, poise and public speaking ability.

“When I found out I had won Youth of the Year, I was speechless,” says Sulynn. “I am so completely honored by this award and it means the world to me that I can represent the youth in Redmond/Sammamish. I love working with kids and have always known it was my future, and this award has let me know I’m on the right path.”

Maryam Abdi of Kenmore has achieved a place on the University of Evansville dean’s list for academic achievements during the fall semester 2012. Abdi is majoring in theatre.

For the 11th consecutive year, the City of Bothell has received the certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for the city’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The certificate of aqchievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Fernwood Elementary School main office secretary Carla Gamman was named Star 101.5 School Employee of the Week for her 20 years of service to Fernwood families.  Nominated by school parent Shelley Ryan, Gamman received $100, dinner for two at Ivar’s restaurant and a Massage Envy certificate.

Canyon Park Junior High School ninth-grade English students visited Vineyard Park Assisted Living Home in Bothell for their 3rd annual “Script a Sonnet for a Senior” holiday event. The students attached personally-scripted holiday sonnets to each of the residents’ doors, sang holiday carols and built gingerbread trains with the residents.

Joe Griffin, a member of Woodinville High class of 2012, is enrolled in the University of Arizona College of Engineering and has been named to the University of Arizona dean’s list for academic achievement for the fall semester, 2012.

Thirty-five Northshore families had presents for their children this holiday season thanks to the generosity of the members of Northshore Baptist Church. The church held a community toy shop on Dec. 8 for struggling families from Maywood Hills and Woodmoor elementary schools. Families, with the help of church volunteers, selected and wrapped two toys for each of their children between the ages of 2 and 11. One hundred seventy-three toys were given away to 90 children.

Ann Margaret Paulson of Shoreline was among some 1,500 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises Dec. 14 and 15. Paulson received a doctor of philosophy from the Division of Graduate Studies.

Cory Stoll of Woodinville graduated from Western Washington University on December 15, 2012, from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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