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February 22, 2011

By Staff

Together Center announces board of director changes

Barbara de Michele, of Issaquah, has been named chairwoman of the Together Center board of directors. She is the executive director of the Issaquah Community Network.

De Michelle takes over for longtime chairman John Spangenberg, of Kirkland, who has been named chair emeritus.

John Rittenhouse, a manager at Microsoft from Issaquah, is now vice chair.

Also joining the board of directors is Donna Batter, of Issaquah, a fundraising consultant.

Together Center is a nonprofit organization that helps the needy find food, shelter, medical and dental care, child care assistance, youth and family counseling, and more.

Derek Quan named athlete of the month

Derek Quan, a senior at Issaquah High School, was recently selected as the Red Robin Scholar Athlete of the month.

Jason Griffin, Quan’s basketball coach at IHS, wrote in his nomination that Quan leads by example and that “no one works harder than Derek to elevate and motive his teammates.”

Quan has been a camp counselor at his church, is an Associated Student Body representative at IHS, referees at the community center, volunteers to feed the homeless, and enjoys playing the piano and guitar.

Quan plans to attend college and hopes to pursue the medical profession to help athletes in the future.

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