MAY 26, 1997
National Merit Finalists
National Merit Scholars rank in the top 1/2 of one percent of the nation's high school seniors on the basis of their PSAT and SAT scores.
From Bothell High School: Beth Howard, daughter of Matthew and Gerri; and Marc Templin, son of John and Janis. From Inglemoor High School: Rupa Raman, daughter of Sowmyan and Geetha; Ryan Riddle is the son of Russell and Clara; and Sai Samant, the daughter of Satish and Jyoti. From Woodinville High School: Michelle Ip is the daughter of Anthony and Ann; Laurel Koons, daughter of Warren and Christine; and Chris Yorks, son of Brinton and Phyllis.
Each year, the State Legislature names three Washington Scholars in each legislative district. The recipients are entitled to a four-year waiver of tuition and fees at a state university. This year, Northshore has two Washington Scholars: Inglemoor High, Karen Hardy, daughter of Brian and Kathleen; and Woodinville High, valedictorian Rodney Anderson, son of Steve and Mary Anderson.
Bothell High School: Peter Anderson, son of Larry and Marilyn; Stephanie Gray, daughter of Paul and Cheryl; Srida Joisa, son of Rama and Venkateshwar; Keely Danielle Kinsman, daughter of Jack and Kathleen; Jeff Nelson, son of Neil and Pamela; valedictorian, Brianne Phillips, daughter of Sheldon and Colleen; valedictorian Chi Phung; Jennifer Sharp, daughter of Kenneth and Julie; valedictorian Jenny Thompson, daughter of David and Cyndy; Shawna Weber, daughter of Gary Weber; and valedictorian Lesley Wells, daughter of John and Carol.
Inglemoor High: Emily Fletcher, daughter of George and Dorothy; and Princy Rekhi, son of Surinder and Parminder.
Secondary Alternative School: La Juana Simpson, daughter of Sam and Carol.
Woodinville High School: valedictorian Becky Weinz, daughter of David and Victoria.
Inglemoor High School: K.C. Crowder (fast pitch), daughter of Tim and Karla; Brian Flugstad (golf), son of Paul and Beverly; Julie Pennant (archery), daughter of Andrew and Theresa; valedictorian Kurt Sherwood (football), the son of Kris and Darla.
Woodinville High School: Heather Hartstein (soccer), daughter of Edward and Jan; Pat Coniff (football), son of Sally Conniff; Brian Kertson, son of Nancy, won athletic awards (football) and honors and a general scholarship; Brigham Tomco (football), son of Robert and Dot; and Marques Tuiasosopo (football), son of Manu and Tina.
The next three students are not seniors. All have excelled in the area of music.
Inglemoor: Ren Ariizumi, son of Andrew and Maryanne, won second place in the cello division at the state level; Trevor Reed, son of Harlan and Janet, won the string bass competition at the state level.
Woodinville High: sophomore Selina Greso, daughter of Steve and Lorraine, won second place in the WIAA Solo Festival for her oustanding oboe performance. She was selected as the Kingco solo/ensemble festival representative to the state solo contest and has received a Governor's Scholarship to Interlocken Academy for the Arts.
Each year, the State Legislature selects three students from each legislative district as recipients of the Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE). They are entitled to 2 years of tuition and fees at any state university. Northshore has two WAVE recipients this year: Inglemoor High, Matthew Cosand, son of Wesley and Ruth; and Woodinville High School, Marni Leiter, daughter of Ron and Lyn.
In the Distributive Education (DECA) area (marketing), Northshore had 10 state winners this year who went on to compete at the national level.
The first team for Inglemoor consisted of Brett Durbin, son of Steve and Sue; Drew Hanft, son of Dean and Donna; Andy Suda, son of Don and Marian; and Josh Gay, son of Chris and Teri.
Woodinville High School: Mark Chang, son of Had Jan. Two more team project groups from WHS: The first is comprised of Paul Burke, son of Doug and Fern, Brian Carlson, son of Roger, and Jeff Schwindt, son of Dennis. The second is comprised of Courtney Hill, daughter of Phillip and Robin; and Brooke Johnson, daughter of Dan and Randi.