Applause - June 26, 2017

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

06 16 2017 Fire Station Tour 3

Six members of local Girl Scout Troop 45199 recently donated four cases of Girl Scout cookies to their local Woodinville Fire Department.  Chandler Lavin, Alex Olson, Holly Hale, Kiera Koole, Madison Binek & Breanna Condron (left to right)  felt that there was no better way to say ‘Thank You for helping to keep our community safe’ than with Girl Scout cookies!

Girl Scouts BronzePictured: Standing in back - Jordan Kipp (L) and Allison Hutt (R); Sitting in front (L to R) - Isabel Gonsalves, Toby Neumann, Katie Bero, and Cassidy Hutt. Not pictured - leaders Jennifer Kipp and Kristen BeroSix Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award

Girl Scouts from Woodinville Junior Troop #45434 formed a Bronze Award team and completed all requirements to earn the Bronze Award. The Bronze Award is the highest award that a Junior Girl Scout can attain.  The scouts chose to promote literacy and developed a plan that would benefit their local community. For their project, the scouts decided to organize a book drive. They collected and sorted over 1,000 books for Woodin Elementary students. Principal Dawn Bowers and Assistant Principal Brian Matthias of Woodin Elementary met with the Bronze Award team during their delivery of the books in June, 2017.


The following Inglemoor High School Students graduated from Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA):  Paige  Elaine  Rinnert received a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Engineering and graduating with honors; Ian Schweickart received a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Mathematics.

Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO awarded a Master of Science degree, Engineering Management to Margaret Jane Bowman of Woodinville.
Michael J. Mangione of Woodinville received a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Boston University.

Marshall Hobson-Ritz of Kenmore was named to Cornell College (Mount Vernon, IA) Dean's List.

Emiley Melillo   of  Kenmore earned Dean's List Honors at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.

Julia Howard of Kenmore was named to the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) President's List.

Montana State University in Bozeman announced that the following students made the President's* or Dean's List Honor Roll:
From Bothell: Cailin Jewell, John McVickar, Liam O'Rourke, Madisyn Schmitt*, Caleb Sill*
From Kenmore: Kayleigh De Lanoy, Michael Lewis
From Woodinville: Daniel Bachler, Catherine Fernandez, Rachel Kepl


Western Washington University (Bellingham) student Alyssa Marie Parris, daughter of Cory and Leslie Parris of Bothell, has received the $1,000 Alumni Association Leader Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Windermere Woodinville Plants 300 Rhodies

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The wonderful real estate brokers at Windermere Woodinville recently spent their Community Involvement day at Wilmont Park planting 300 Rhodies and pruning some wild Wisteria on Friday June 9th.

Applause - June 19, 2017

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Woodinville’s Troop 573 Eagle Scouts SL

Eagle ScoutsFrom left to right, Beau Hopmere, Dustin Lind, Sebastian McRae, Christopher Reagan and Luke Mollerup. Four of the boys attend Woodinville HS and Sebastian attends Redmond HS.Troop 575 recognized their newest Eagle Scouts recently. Only eight percent of Scouts achieve this highest honor.


Augustine Ardiente of Bothell graduated from the University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT).  Ardiente, a music theatre major, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University's The Hartt School.

Shelby Heath of Woodinville graduated from the University of San Diego on May 28.  Heath earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing.

Chunsheng Qiu of Bothell has received his Master of Science  in  Computer Science Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

The following Woodinville residents have graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA: Conner Brueske, Yuliya Golovchanova, Abigail Gress, Katherine Hall, Anthony Nowak, and Caroline Ptaszynski.


Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2017 Spring semester named many students from the area.  You can check it out at     Congrats to all!

Larry Baker Bruce of Bothell, WA, has been named to Eastern New Mexico (Portales, NM) University's Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester.

Mitchell  Bonner of Bothell was named  to  Dean's List at Grove City College (Grove City, PA).  Mitchell is a Marketing Management major and is a 2015 graduate of Providence Classical Christian.

Sierra Utton from Bothell was named to Dean's List at Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO).  Utton's major is Biology.

Taylor L. Bingea made the Dean's List at Pacific Lutheran University for 2017 Spring Semester.

Meghan J. McCahill of Woodinville has been named to the Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business, Dean's Honor Roll.

Marie Haaland and Meg Dillard both of Bothell were named to Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) Dean's List.

Carroll College in Helena, MT announced that the following two local students earned Dean's List recognition:  Madeline Westom of Bothell and Jane Reid of Kenmore.

The following Woodinville residents have earned placement on the Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA) President's List (3.85-4.0): Emily Arnesen, Emmy Billmaier, Jessica Bruce, Abigail Gress, Rachel Rolling, and Jacob Yee. 
These students have earned placement on the Dean's List (3.5-3.84): Daniel Bies, Makayla Bowdish, Conner Brueske, Amy Falla, Daniel Fredrickson, Yuliya Golovchanova, Jacob Gordon, Matthew Gregory, Maxwell McKee, Caroline Ptaszynski, Joanne Raymond, William Robinson, Grace Shaw, and Eric Zander.

The following Bothell residents  have   been   inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society):  Dallin Jensen and Ryan Loutsis were initiated at Central Washington University.

Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID announced the following candidates to the Dean’s List for 2017 spring semester:  Olivia Carter of Bothell, Nathan Lundberg and Wesley Welch both of Woodinville. 


Kj  Severin  of  Woodinville, was recognized by Lawrence University (Appleton, WI) at its recent annual honors and awards dinner.  Severin received the $1,250 Dorrit F. Friedlander Scholarship, which assists a German major who will be studying in Germany. Severin will spend the fall studying in Berlin.

App DiDomizioMegan DiDonizioThe prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was presented to Megan DiDomizio   (pictured above), a senior at Woodinville High School.  The scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future sucess was presented at a private awards ceremony by P.E.O. Chapter ET.
DiDomizio will attend The University of California at San Diego where she has plans to study Bioengineering beginning this fall.


Applause - June 12, 2017

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff



Jeren Andreotti, a local Woodinville senior has been invited to play for the USA in a Lacrosse Tournament that begins in Berlin on June 15, 2017.  He has played for the Woodinville LAX club for the past six years, and has been highlighted as a top defender in the Kingco League and in the State of Washington.  Says Andreotti of the invitation, “I am so honored to play the sport I love most, and for the country I love too.  It’s pretty incredible to have the chance to do this and make lacrosse a more global sport.” 


2v8 champs

GOLD RIVER, Calif. – A foot. Sixty-nine thousandths of a second. That  was the difference as the UW men's rowing team fell agonizingly short of regaining the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship regatta Sunday at Lake Natoma.

Having won national titles in each of their other three races – the second and third varsity eights and the varsity four – Washington fell to Yale by 0.069 seconds in the feature race of the regatta, the men's varsity eight grand final.

"I think they had an outstanding race," UW head coach Michael Callahan said of his varsity eight. "It looked like we were in position to maybe do it, but in the end Yale was able to have a better day.

"I  think Yale  has   developed a lot of experience," Callahan continued. "They have been winning a lot of close races. They have a lot of veterans in that boat now and it's a tribute to them."

The Huskies did regain the Jim Ten Eyck Memorial Trophy as the overall points champion, their 10th in the last 11 years, thanks to national titles in the other three categories. Washington finished with 211 points (points were awarded for the three eights races only), while Yale came in second with 195.  The Huskies' streak of nine straight Ten Eycks had been broken last year.

The 2nd varsity boat has two Woodinville natives in it and they earned the "Kennedy Cup" and a national championship.  They are Junior Rielly Milne-coxswain and Freshman Sam Halbert-3 seat.

Applause - June 5, 2017

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Ashley E. Ehlert of Woodinville graduated from Clemson University (Clemson, SC) with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences .

Jacob Alexander Jensen of Woodinville graduated from Baylor University (Waco, TX) with a BS in Education, Health Science Studies

Harrison Van Til graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gonzaga University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He was a 2013 graduate from Woodinville High School.

Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT announced recent graduates including:
Christina Gonzalez-Gandolfi of Woodinville graduated with a BA in Neuroscience & Behavior.
Julia Indivero of Mill Creek graduated with a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies.


Drury University (Springfield, MO) announced that Andrew Thomas Hastings of Woodinville, WA earned recognition on the Dean’s List.

Northeastern University in Boston, MA announces that the following local residents received Dean's List honors:
Payton Schenck from Woodinville is studying Criminal Justice.
David Padawer from Redmond is majoring in Computer Science.
And Abigale Purvis from Woodinville.

Thomas Geffner of Bothell, Washington, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Geffner was initiated at Portland State University.


Wesley Brown, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 909, has earned his Eagle Scout award.

To earn Scouting’s highest award, Wesley had to earn 32 merit badges, serve as a leader in his troop, and complete a major community service project.

Wesley’s service project took place at Bear Creek Community Church in Woodinville. Leading scouts and adults, Wesley built an outdoor fire circle.


Johann Fernando of Eastside Catholic High School has been accepted into the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight in Seattle.
Washington Aerospace Scholars Program provides opportunities for Washington state high school students to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics.


Over $17.2 million dollars in scholarship money was offered to the graduating class of 2017 from the Archbishop Murphy High School. At last week’s assembly, the senior class was recognized for their achievements throughout high school. Several students received special recognition for their achievements in athletics, service, academics, and more—including National Merit Commended Scholars, Teresa Barron, Bradley Newman, and Johnathan Reed and National Merit Finalist Trevor Johnston.


Relay for Life Car Wash1Red Hot Chili Steppers - Front line: Paloma Dugann, Lauren Woodland Back row: Kyla Waldron, Sydnee Engelbrecht, Ryan Mullinnix, Peyton Fitzgerald, Laura St. Germain (Photographs by: Rebecca Mullinnix)

Timbercrest Junior High’s 9th grade team, “The Red Hot Chili Steppers,” held a carwash recently where the Woodinville community, and the weather, were fantastic in their support. 

The team raised $480.00 in donations during 4 hours of car washing for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event.



Congratulations to WHS Lacrosse players that were named to the 2017 KingCo All Star Team: Jaren Andreotti (Sr), Andrew Ng (Jr) and TJ Hirai (Sr). Not pictured is Sam Farrington (Sr.)

They played in a KingCo vs. Metro All Stars game at Starfire Arena on May 27th. KingCo beat Metro by one goal with TJ Hirai leading KingCo to the win with 5 goals. The WHS Lacrosse Team will play in the regional Summer Solstice Tournament June 10-11 at Marymoor Park. Come out to cheer on the Falcons!


Falcons 14U Pony League

Photo Back Row: Josh Miller, Jake Burrus, Silas Overhalser, Bradley Heins, Joseph Linarelli, Riley Ramcke Front Row: Manager Mike Burrus, Ethan Kam, Matteo Crosby, Damien Kim, Cooper Lane, Josh Locke, Emmet Frank, Austin Glenn, Assistant Coach Barry Glenn Not Pictured: Assistant Coach Mike Miller  (Courtesy photo)

The Woodinville Falcons 14U Pony League team won the Kirkland Memorial Weekend Tournament at Lee Johnson Field last week.