June 9, 2009
Issaquah School District graduates continue to make the news. Brian Yorkey, Issaquah High graduate, receives a Tony Award for Best Original Score for which he authored the lyrics. Paris Torres, Skyline High Class of 1999, places in the top 20 on the television show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” And that’s just this week’s headlines!
We hope these two standouts will be an inspiration to our district graduates at all four high schools as they receive their diplomas this week. It’s about the possibilities, reaching for the stars, putting in the hard work and passion, and then sitting back and letting the accolades come. Just ask Yorkey, who dared to dream of winning a Tony when he was only 12.
Issaquah graduates continue to amaze us, whether they are entering a university or a trade school, joining the military or heading straight to a job and assuming more responsibility. Yes, there will be mistakes made along the way, but for most people, the next few years of maturing and developing a sense of community over self will produce the kind of citizens the Issaquah School District has helped to shape.
Graduates past and present, we salute you on your successes and your new beginnings.