May 29, 2012
Issaquah Grange honors Betty Jo Wiggins
As part of National Grange Month, the Issaquah Valley Grange No. 581 honored Betty Jo Wiggins with its Community Service Volunteer award for 2012 at its meeting May 14.
Wiggins has served the community in various volunteer capacities for more than 60 years.
Local students receive National Merit scholarships
Shirley Chung, of Issaquah, and Michael Payant, of Newcastle, were winners of National Merit Scholarships.
Chung, a Skyline High School senior, plans to use her scholarship to study psychology at the University of Southern California.
Payant, a Liberty High School senior, plans to attend Northwestern University and study for a career in print/broadcast journalism.
Kimberly Montague named regional PTA director
Kimberly Montague, of Issaquah, was recently elected as Washington State PTA Region 2 Director for a two-year term beginning June 1.
As a region director, Montague is responsible for organizing leadership workshops and providing support for the councils and local PTAs in region 2, which includes the Bellevue, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Riverview and Snoqualmie Valley school districts. She will also serve on the WSPTA Board of Directors.
Montague has been involved in PTA since 2003. At the local level, she served as a director of ways and means, elementary PTA president and middle school PTA president. At the council level, she served as vice president, secretary and conference coordinator for the Region 2 Service Delivery Team.
Montague is a substitute teacher in the Issaquah School District and is active with the youth programs in her church. She and her husband, Marc, have two daughters. In her spare time, Montague enjoys reading.
EFR deputy chief accepts interim chief position in Poulsbo
Jeffrey Griffin, former Eastside Fire & Rescue deputy fire chief, officially accepted the position of interim fire chief with the Poulsbo Fire Department on May 16.
Griffin, a 2010 graduate of the National Fire Academy’s prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program, has served for more than 31 years in the fire service, with extensive experience in the consolidation of several fire departments, and holds an associate degree in fire command and administration.
IHS Booster club awards scholarships
The Issaquah High School Booster Club recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to seniors Nicole Migotsky, Nick Ryder and Anna Fairhart.
The students were selected based on their involvement in a booster club affiliated co-curricular activity, personal qualities and academic achievement. The money can be used to further their education.