Applause - March 11, 2013

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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McKenzie Luth
McKenzie Luth, three event track record holder at WHS, qualified for  the Big Sky Conference indoor track championships which were held in  Bozeman, Montana, February 21-23. McKenzie, a junior at the University   of Montana, qualified for the championships in the 200 meter, 400   meter and the 4 x 400 meter relay. She came in 12th place in the 400   meter open and had a personal best time of 25.2 seconds in the 200   meter. Running the fastest leg of the 4 x 400 (55.6 seconds), her team   took second place.

Andrea Clark of Mill Creek, a freshman College of Nursing student at Creighton University, was named to the fall dean’s list for the 2012-2013 academic year. Creighton is located in Omaha, Neb.

Hillary Coleman, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and a resident of Lake Forest Park, has been named to the dean’s honors list for the 2012 fall semester.

Redmond High School sophomore Emily Ganz of Woodinville served as a legislative page February 11–15. Ganz was sponsored by State Representative Larry Springer (D-Kirkland)and is the daughter of Mary and Joe Ganz.

Sarah Trawczynski served Washington last week as a page in the State Senate in Olympia.Trawczynski was sponsored by Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-Bothell. A 10th grade homeschooler Trawczynski lives in Bothell.

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, they should contact their local lawmakers.

Sophomore forward Melissa Gilke  of Woodinville was selected to the 2012-13 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) team for the Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team. Gilkey received first-team honors for the Bears after being an all-UAA second-team honoree a year ago. Gilkey, the 2011-12 UAA Rookie of the Year, led the team and ranked second in the UAA averaging 15.6 points per game this season. She also ranked third in the conference in field-goal percentage (.515), fifth in blocks per game (0.9), and sixth in free-throw percentage (.745) and rebounds per game (7.2). Gilkey recorded six double-doubles and scored in double figures in 23 of 25 regular-season games. Gilkey recorded 23 blocked shots during the regular season, bringing her career total to 61, which ranks ninth on Washington U.’s all-time leaderboard. She also currently ranks 10th with a .740 career free-throw percentage. Gilkey was named the UAA Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week Jan. 7, and was selected to the 2012 McWilliams Classic all-tournament team in November.

Halosource, a Bothell based manufacturer of water treatment products, has been selected for the 2012 Best of Bothell Award in the High Purity Chemicals category by the Bothell Award Program.

Each year, the Bothell Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and  community.

Nicholas Harmon, a senior politics major from Bothell, has been named to the University of Dallas Honor Roll for the fall 2012 semester for earning a semester grade point average of 3.0-3.49.

Northshore area students named to the 2012 fall semester dean’s list at Lafayette College includeVictoria Maxon of Bothell, a graduate of Holy Names Academy and Devon Thorsell of Lake Forest Park, a graduate of Lakeside School.

Jacob Matson of Woodinville has been recognized as a First-Year Scholar for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Northern Colorado

Shigeko Calos-Nakano of Bothell will take part in the all-student production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.” Known as The Rising Star Project: The Music Man  plays March 22-23. at The 5th Avenue Theatre

Woodinville residents Ashley Conroy, Catherine Geiger and Nicole E. Ochandarena have been named to the Northeastern University’s dean’s list for the fall semester.Conroy is majoring in psychology, Geiger is majoring in biochemistry and Ochandarena’s major is behavioral neuroscience.

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