August 25, 2009
Kiwanis challenges Rotary, chamber to school supplies drive
The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah has challenged the Rotary Club and the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce to see who can collect the most calculators for back-to-school backpacks, via the food bank. The goal is 100 per group by Aug. 31. Instead of collecting pencils and paper, the focus was on the TI-30x IIS calculator, which the math curriculum committee chose as the best for Issaquah School District students.
RE/MAX Integrity welcomes new agents to local office
RE/MAX Integrity recently welcomed the following real estate professionals to its Issaquah office: Barbara Atkins, Darryl Daniels, Roland Mathews, Dave Green and Linda Perri.
Skyline graduate wins Gap Year scholarship
Skyline graduate William Doerrfeld recently won a $1,000 Gap Year Scholarship in cash and educational prizes. Doerrfeld applied to the Gap Year Scholarship program, which is related to the book published in 2008 by authors Beth and James Hood, “Where’s the Map? Create Your Own Guide to Life After Graduation.” Doerrfeld will travel with the program, Magic Carpet Rides, to Guatemala next year, where he will be able to experience a diverse culture and lifestyle.
Issaquah resident awarded national scholarship
Amanda Bard, of Issaquah, has been awarded a $2,000 Making A Difference renewable scholarship by Royal Neighbors of America.
As a nonprofit fraternal organization, Royal Neighbors of America exists for the benefit of its members. It offers insurance products to fulfill a variety of needs for growth, savings and protection.
The organization’s philanthropic efforts are dedicated to changing women’s lives through its national programs and through the Royal Neighbors Foundation, a 501c3 charity.
Benjamin Miller earns Eagle Scout award
At an Aug. 17 ceremony in Issaquah, the rank of Eagle Scout was awarded to Benjamin Miller at the home of his parents, Pastor Mark and Bethlyn Miller.
Ben’s successful Eagle Scout project was to plan, organize and supervise the cleaning of grave markers of veterans in the Issaquah Cemetery.
Ben collected buckets and brushes and recruited a company of volunteers, including other Scouts, to pay honor to former servicemen and women by sprucing up the stone reminders of their service.