The Bothell City Council agreed April 15 to rename the Westhill Sportsfields in honor of Doug Allen, a former park-maintenance worker who died last September.

Park renaming

honors Doug Allen

The Bothell City Council agreed April 15 to rename the Westhill Sportsfields in honor of Doug Allen, a former park-maintenance worker who died last September.

“Doug was a dedicated and highly respected employee of the city,” said Public Works Superintendent Pat Parkhurst.

The name change will occur after King County deeds the park to Bothell, as planned. Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb encouraged city staff members to talk with King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson about expediting the ownership transfer.

The city will unveil a new sign bearing the name “Doug Allen Sportsfields” during a ceremony on Allen’s birthday this year.

“Doug was a remarkable young man, and I’m looking forward to the renaming ceremony,” Lamb said.

Students named Washington Scholars

State legislators recognized five Northshore seniors as Washington Scholars at an April 30 ceremony in Olympia. The event was followed by a luncheon with Gov. Chris Gregoire.

This year’s honorees included: Jaeyoung Choi, chemical engineering, Inglemoor High; Kellen Donohue, computer science, Bothell High; Anya Hardee, biology/pre-medicine, Inglemoor High; Ryan Sharnbroich, pre-medicine or architecture, Inglemoor High; and Boloroo Uuganbayar, international relations, Inglemoor High.

Eric Hsu, chemical engineering, Bothell High, was named a scholar alternate.

The Washington Scholars program recognizes the accomplishments of three high-school seniors from each of the state’s 49 legislative districts. Students receive full scholarships for undergraduate studies at any Washington public or independent college or university.

High-school principals nominate the top 1 percent of their school’s graduating senior class.

Senior Center

art show on tap

The Northshore Senior Center (10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell) will host a fine arts show from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 3. The event begins with a pancake breakfast, where fresh-baked pies will be available for $1.75 per slice. Attendees can view works completed in the senior center’s art classes, including watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings; pastel, oil pastel and colored-pencil drawings; as well as woodcarving and clay sculptures. Several teaching demonstrations will also be held that day, as well as a plant sale.

Family Center

to host open house

The Northshore Family Center will host a dedication ceremony for its new home, located at 18414 103rd Ave. N.E., Bothell, from 4-6:30 p.m. May 14. The event will feature recognitions for contributors from the local community. To RSVP, e-mail or call (425) 205-2004.

Students ready

for photo contest

The Washington State High School Photography Competition 08 is under way.

Students in grades 9-12 currently enrolled in a Washington public, private or alternative high school can enter. Deadline is 5 p.m. May 3. Entries must be delivered to Kenmore Camera, 18031 67th Ave. N.E. All entries from a single school must be delivered together with a completed entry form and full payment. Boxes must be marked: Washington State Photo.

For information, e-mail

Prizes are:

• Best in show — Canon EOS 40D digital camera; a full tuition class or workshop at the Photographic Center Northwest

• First in category — $100

• Jones Soda will select six images from the exhibit to feature on its bottles

Entries will be judged beginning at 9 a.m. May 10 at Inglemoor High, 15500 Simonds Road N.E. The event is open to the public.