March 22, 2011
Issaquah resident’s story lands in national magazine
Maureen Francisco, of Issaquah, recently wrote the cover story for the national magazine, “Stiletto Woman.”
The article is about Dr. Connie Mariano, a former White House doctor who was the first woman to head the White House Medical Unit. Mariano was also the White House physician to three U.S. presidents and the first female to become a Navy rear admiral.
“Dr. Mariano is an immigrant who shattered the glass ceiling. As an immigrant myself, she’s an inspiration,” Francisco said. “She is a great reminder of the possibilities of what you can achieve in this country.”
Read the entire interview at www.stilettowoman.com.
Learn more about Francisco at www.maureenfrancisco.com.
Clark students win in Books for Bikes program
On March 10, a raffle drawing was held and two new bicycles were awarded to winners Riya Baheti and Tyler Fry, of the Bikes For Books Reading Program at Clark Elementary School.
Presenting the bikes are Reading Specialist Susan Harter, Principal May Pelto and Bill Werner, of the Masonic Lodge.
The Myrtle Masonic Lodge #108 has been sponsoring the B4B Program in Issaquah for five years and this was the first presentation at Clark.
About 30 students participated during the winter and early spring.
To be eligible, they read a certain number of books and then wrote a short essay demonstrating comprehension.
Piano students perform well at competition
The 15th annual Helen Crowe Snelling Memorial Awards piano competition, sponsored by the Sammamish Music Club, was March 13 at Pine Lake Covenant Church.
Twenty-one students from Issaquah and Sammamish participated in the two divisions. The competition was judged by Dr. Irene Bowling, from Bremerton.
Winners in Level 1 (ages 12-14)
-1st — Ethan Chau
-2nd — Menglan Ji
-3rd — Gordon Lee
-Honorable mention — Rebecca Xie
-Honorable mention — Brian Callans
Winners in Level 2 (ages 15-18)
-1st — Tyler Yen
-2nd — Tom Ostrander
-3rd — LinLin Xing
-Honorable mention — Jim Blackett
-Honorable mention — Nirapama Suneel