Who’s News

April 26, 2011

By Staff

Issaquah students receive garden club grants

The East Lake Washington District of Garden Clubs recently awarded more than $3,000 to local classrooms or horticulture and environmental studies.

Receiving the local grants were:

The Tiger Mountain Community High School students of teacher Mitra Kundu (about 100 alternative students and 21 developmentally disabled students served by A.C.T.) received $400 for adding raised beds to their growing area that includes a small green house.

The Grand Ridge Elementary School students of teacher Rebecca Rappin asked for funds to obtain more equipment for composting additional cafeteria food waste for making soil amendments to use in their vegetable and flower beds.

Cookie sales top 4,600

The 2011 Girl Scout cookie sales topped 4,600 boxes purchased in the Issaquah area for Operation Cookie Drop, a program that allows customers to purchase Girl Scout cookies and donate them to U.S. military personnel.

Local student nominated to attend business luncheon

Hanna Moran, of Sammamish, was one of six students from Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics nominated to participate April 22 in the Leadership Lunch, sponsored by Unigard Insurance Group of Bellevue.

The quarterly CBE Leadership Lunch recognizes students who distinguish themselves through scholarship and leadership while enrolled in the College of Business and Economics. Students are nominated by faculty in their respective departments.

Local students make CWU honor roll

The following local students were recently named to the Central Washington University honor roll:

Issaquah: Annelise Aguirre, Berlyn Bales, Ryann Bluhm, Lisa Flotin, Sarah Heasly, Stephanie Hebert, David Herrin, Amy Lindsay, Christopher Pearce, John Powers Jr., Theona Reynen, Stacey Rose, Barend Venter and Louis Wetherbee

Newcastle: Emily Bradford, Jeremy Ervin, Jonathan Horner, Courtney Nasset and Nicole Newbury

Preston: Molly Parker

To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average while carrying at least 12 graded credit hours.

Local students make scholastic lists

John Chase, a 2010 graduate of Issaquah High School, was recently named to the Gonzaga University president’s list for the fall 2010 semester. To qualify, a student must earn a 3.7 to 4 grade point average for the semester. Chase is majoring in biology.

Christie Landrie, a 2010 Issaquah High School graduate, was named to the dean’s list at California State University, Chico, for the fall 2010 semester, having attained a 3.5 or better grade point average.

Local student offered scholarship to Johns Hopkins

Ashleigh Thomas, a senior at Issaquah High School, has been accepted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she has been offered a merit-based four-year Hodson Trust Scholarship.

Thomas will start at Johns Hopkins in August.

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