September 1, 2009
EFR firefighters win gold at paintball tournament
Ryan Hendricks, Nick Parker and team captain Pete Wilson, of Eastside Fire & Rescue, brought home gold medals in the World Police and Fire Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, in August.
The three firefighters of Local 2878 were joined by Terry Dries, a Sacramento, Calif., firefighter, and Randy Paulson, a Pleasanton, Calif., police officer (at right). They competed in a five-on-five paintball tournament against five other teams, including two Los Angeles police teams, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police team and two teams from Victoria Corrections.
The five had never played together before the games and got off to a rocky start. The team suffered crushing losses to the two Los Angeles teams in the qualifying rounds. After the fourth game, the team rallied to defeat one of the L.A. teams, making the finals. The team won both rounds in the finals and took the gold.
Issaquah student named to CWU board of trustees
Professional accounting graduate student Brent Weisel, just appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire, will serve as the next student trustee on the Central Washington University Board of Trustees.
Weisel, 22, from Issaquah, recently graduated from CWU’s accounting undergraduate program. He plans to pursue a career in finance and politics after he receives his master’s degree in 2010.
Weisel recently served on the Associated Students of CWU Board of Directors as executive vice president. Prior to that, he worked for CWU’s internal auditor.
Issaquah resident named to county board
Cynthia Lefever, of Issaquah, was recently appointed to the King County Veterans Citizen Levy Oversight Board.
Lefever’s son, Rory Dunn, was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2004.
Hilton Hotels honors Issaquah employee
Hilton Hotels Corp. has honored Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Issaquah employee Tom Craig with its Spirit of Hilton Garden Inn Award.
This is the highest honor for Hilton Garden Inn team members. Craig was chosen out of 460 Hilton Garden Inn brand hotels from across the nation.
Craig, the hotel’s maintenance engineer, was awarded for his energetic, positive attitude — an inspiration to guests and team members. Craig not only handles all maintenance requests, but also gives extraordinary guest service and had several testimonials from guests.
Tom received a lapel pin, a $300 check, recognition from his peers and a plaque documenting his achievement.