Dr. Jonathan Collin of Woodinville received an award for Excellence in Integrative Medicine and Excellence in Medical Journalism at the Emord & Associates’ Gala.
national merit/national achievement
Oluwasemilore Sobande of Woodinville, a student at the Bear Creek School, is a National Merit Commended Student for the class of 2015.
Eleven Northshore School District students are semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship competition:
Inglemoor High School — Zhanpei Fang, Julia Lefond, Liora Silkes, Gary Wang, Zijie Wang and Antonia Willnow
Woodinville High School — Amrutha Gujjar, Peter Lawson, James Ragan, Kaylene Stocking and Desmond Toor
Rebecca Peoples, a Bothell High School senior, was named a National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist.
Sofia Estay, a international relations major from Woodinville, has been awarded the Dean’s Award for academic excellence by Colgate University for the spring 2014 semester.
The Dean’s Award is given to students with a 3.30 or higher grade-point average while enrolled in 3.75 or more course hours.
Board of Trustees
Jennifer Thompson of Woodinville has joined the Board of Trustees of Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, the nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Thompson is the director of a team that oversees product testing and quality control for Costco Wholesale Corporation. She has also served on several different teams at Costco and was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard Reserves in 2002.
Thompson graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor of arts in communications. She currently resides in Woodinville with her husband and three children, one of whom is a former wish recipient.