South Whidbey High School seniors Jay Biershenk and Bayley Gochanour were named Homecoming King and Queen during Monday night’s festivities.
A host of South Whidbey residents graduated from Skagit Valley College in June 2016. Students who graduated with honors had a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.79; high honors mean students had between a 3.8 and 4.0 GPA.
A dedication ceremony of a sculpture in Paul Schell’s honor was held on Saturday at the Inn at Langley. Architect John Underhill Ottenheimer designed and dedicated a sculpture in Schell’s honor. Schell was a former mayor of Seattle who also built the Inn at Langley and was devoted to the success of Langley. He died in 2014.
If South Whidbey residents wish to support the South Whidbey Schools Foundation, all it will take is grabbing a bite to eat at one of 14 participating restaurants and businesses. “Dine Out Wednesdays for South Whidbey Schools” began in October.
Those who call on South Whidbey Fire/EMS will now be able to provide feedback on their experience after an incident. South Whidbey Fire/EMS staff and volunteers recently started providing clients with business cards at the end of a fire or medical emergency call.
What the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is calling “some of Washington’s most popular hunting seasons” will get underway Saturday, Oct. 15. Both waterfowl and deer hunting seasons start that day, as well as crabbing season. Department officials are expecting fruitful hunting seasons.
Ryan Holtby and Asa Jones married on July 23 in Clinton. Holtby is the son of Jeff Holtby and Jennifer Sand of Clinton, while Jones’s mother and stepfather — Kenny Jones and Goldie Christiansen — live in Freeland.
The SPELLathon held at the Clinton Library on Oct. 1 was a community and financial success according to organizers. The adult spelling bee pitted teams against one another to test their spelling knowledge.
Six Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteers participated in a trail-building work party at Trillium Community Forest on Sept. 23.
Isla Dubendorf, a 2015 graduate of South Whidbey High School, was recently accepted into the honors early entry veterinarian program at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Nick Rovang, a 2008 graduate of South Whidbey High School, received his Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Arts in Pharmacy Studies degrees from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, during commencement ceremonies on May 14. His family was in attendance.
The Whidbey Homesteaders, an Island County 4-H group, made waves at the State Fair in Puyallup from Sept. 16-19. Lucy Nowlin, 13; Abby Ruddell, 10; Juliana Larson-Wickman, 15; and Levi Yenna, 10 brought home six blue ribbons, three reserve champion ribbons and two grand champion ribbons with their goats.
With the rolling hills of upstate New York as a backdrop, Lucy Huffman, a 2003 graduate of South Whidbey High School, married Dan Pucci on Aug. 6. Huffman was walked down the aisle by her mother, Lauri Davenport, and stepfather, Andy O’Keefe, of Langley. Her father, Vernon Huffman, gave a reading at the ceremony. Also present at the ceremony were her brother, Leaf Dobson, and his children Annexea and Liam.
The Kiwanis of South Whidbey shelled out nearly $5,000 to Whidbey Island nonprofits. Groups representing help for recent mothers, performing arts and hospital care benefited from the Kiwanis this year. The fellowship group is dedicated to aiding children and each year raises funds from its fireworks stand in Clinton for scholarships and annual donations. “It was really good,” said Bob Welch, the club’s president.