Gold Stars

June 15, 2010

By Staff

Loose Change to Loosen Chains

Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus and Pine Lake Middle School students raised more than $33,500 for International Justice Mission through the annual Loose Change to Loosen Chains fundraiser in May.

IHS sports medicine class

Issaquah High School’s sports medicine class bandaged and bound up the competition at the Sports Medicine Competition and Symposium.

Of more than 50 teams and 600 competitors from across the nation, Issaquah took third place at the April 24 symposium held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound. It is the sixth year the team has been ranked among the Top 5 teams in the nation.

Congratulations to the scoring team members — Hillary Dixon, Ayala Goldstein, Malorie Kerouac, Carter Mitchell, Brianna Fowler-Linder, Jordan Schroeder, Jack Chase and Mikenzie Vows.

IHS DECA international

Issaquah High School’s Blair Drangsholt, Andrew Park, Davis Leigh and Eric Yu are international champions.

The foursome competed in DECA’s Quiz Bowl during the International Career Development Conference April 23-28 in Louisville, Ky. They are the first Washington team in DECA’s history to win the international title.

They were among 15,000 students from around the world to compete at the conference, the third year in a row Issaquah has represented the state. They beat a highly competitive team from Ontario, Canada, in the final round, 30-24.

Halina Moran and Lauren Flynn also represented the school, competing in the Chapter Awards Project. They placed fifth in their event, another first for the school.

District gets classroom grant

The state’s Recreation and Conservation Office through the Department of Natural Resources awarded the Issaquah School District with an Invasive Species Council Awards Grant for classroom education May 18.

The $12,000 grant, given in partnership with the Pacific Education Institute, will help teach students about invasive species, the harm they cause and how to prevent their spread. The institute will also develop policies for science programs to discourage the use of invasive plants and animals in the classroom.

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