Applause - Feb. 17, 2014

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Kirthi Kumar Kutumbaka

of Bothell is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University (NIU). Kutumbaka graduated with a Ph.D. degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Woodinville resident Daniel Assumpcao, 16, was recently awarded a national research grant from Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) to engineer a new type of keyboard for use by people who are visually impaired. Assumpcao, who is in the 11th grade at Eastside Catholic High School, joins four other young men and seven young women as winners of the inaugural CTY Cogito Research Awards for aspiring middle school and high school researchers.

Stephanie Banning

of Bothell, a member of the class of 2015 at Washington and Lee University, has earned dean’s list status for the recently ended winter term 2013.

Reeceann Cabaniero-Buendi

from Woodinville was named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven for the fall 2013 semester.

Wheaton College student Jenise Clark of Mill Creek was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. Clark is majoring in applied health science.

Marcus Quentin Harbol

of Bothell has been named to the dean’s list at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Kevin Hakala

, son of Doug and Margie Hakala, became Airman First Class in the United States Air Force February 7th, 2014. Kevin graduated from Woodinville High School in 2010.

Eric Juhos

from Woodinville was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Wake Forest University.

With much hard work and determination, Claire Lee of Bothell graduated as a member of the 210th class from The University of Akron. Lee successfully completed the program requirements earning the Juris Doctor Law.

Loyola Marymount University has announced Christine Nafziger and Tauras Vilgalys, both of Woodinville, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

WHS recognized 31 December/January Students of the Month before their parents and peers on February 5th.  Students of the Month are nominated by WHS staff ACADEMICS

Jeffrey Baldwin, Claire Kavulu, Devin Soliday, Christina Bjarvin, Dua Khan, Isabella Sportelli, Brittney Bodine, Kalei Munsell, Nick Taylor, Luis Guadarrama, Logan McCleerey, Allyson Wheaton, Arthur Gulledge, Caroline Miller, Sarah Yerrace, Brenna Johnson and Erik Skeel


Henry Barrow, Julia Duncan, Audrey Jensen, Ashley Blakemore, Josh Granaada and Colin Jones


Emily Halbert, Ronald Jones, Teddy Olson, Samantha Jensen and Tony Miller


Brandon Gertz, Tim Player and Savanna Sherstad

Brendan McOmber

has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Vermont. McOmber, from Bothell, is a senior mathematics major in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences.

Andrew Pearson

of Woodinville was recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments by being named to the fall 2013 president’s list at LeTourneau University.Pearson achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average to receive this honor

Meghan Hobson-Ritz

of Kenmore has been accepted to Cornell College, a private liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and also earned the Presidential Scholarship.

Kenneth Youch

, a native of Kenmore, appeared on the nationally televised "Christmas at Belmont" concert which aired on PBS.

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