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July 3, 2012

By Staff

Local graduates earn Siemens Merit Scholarships

Issaquah High School graduate Steven Yang and Skyline High School graduate Owen Xia recently won a Siemens Merit Scholarship. They were among 150 students in 25 states who won the scholarship, worth $4,000 for tuition over the course of their college years, given in installments of $1,000 per academic year.

The Siemens Merit Scholarship is given to children of Siemens U.S. employees. Recipients were chosen based on high scores on the PSAT as well as academic record, activities, contribution to the community, school recommendation and an essay about personal characteristics, plans and goals.

Kiwanis Club of Issaquah presents community awards

The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah gave the 2012 awards to the following people at the Community Awards May 31:

  • Volunteer of the Year — Denis Smith
  • Environmental Excellence — Larry Schwitters
  • 2012 Kiwanis Scholarship Awardees — Issaquah High School: Kaileen Dougherty, American University; Liberty High School: David Adams, University of California, Berkeley; Tiger Mountain Community High School: Audrey Johnson, Northwest College of Art & Design
  • Ruehle Scholarship — Haley O’Rourke, of Issaquah High School, $2,000 to attend Bellevue College

Kiwanis-Key Club High School Awards

  • Issaquah High School: Lucy Huffman, first quarter; Amanda Dumont, second quarter; Jack Gentsch, third quarter; Zach Hall, third quarter; Austin Weinstein, Key Clubber of the Year; Nicole Migotsky, Outstanding President
  • Liberty High School: Lisa Antonio, first quarter; Megan Tsutakawa, second quarter; Katherine Kerstetter, third quarter; Emerson Collin, Key Clubber of the Year

Firefighters association awards scholarships

The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2878, which represents firefighters and staff of Eastside Fire & Rescue, recently awarded its Professional Firefighters Scholarship to the following local high school seniors:

  • Anna Magidson, Issaquah
  • David Adams, Liberty
  • Shirley Chung, Skyline
  • Ryan Klein, Eastlake
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