July 10, 2012
Local students serve as legislative pages
Lydia Mull, 16, and Caroline Mull, 14, daughters of Cliff and Jody Mull, served as Legislative pages for Sen. Steve Litzow, R-Mercer Island. Lydia, who will be a junior at Issaquah High School in the fall, was a page from Feb. 20-24. Caroline, who will be a sophomore at IHS, was a page from Feb. 6-10.
Students attended page school daily to learn more about the legislative process and sponsored mock bills with their fellow students from Washington state. They also distributed documents to state lawmakers and staff members throughout the state Capitol campus. Lydia created a mock bill on banning plastic bags. Caroline created a mock bill on banning second-hand smoke in cars from adult drivers.
Middle school and high school students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to go to www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram.
Issaquah student meets astronauts
Issaquah High School senior Hunter Sapienza, who is participating in the Washington Aerospace Scholars program at The Museum of Flight, recently met two astronauts visiting participants in the program, Capt. Michael Foreman (retired). Foreman is a veteran of two space flights, flew on STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-129 in November 2009, and has logged more than 637 hours in space, including 32 hours and 19 minutes of extravehicular activity in five spacewalks.
Sapienza, whose internship is July 15-21, plans to study pre-med and become a surgeon.
Issaquah business Shirey Handyman is honored
Shirey Handyman was one of 24 businesses honored June 23 by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and the Remodelers Council at its Remodeling Excellence Awards banquet.
Shirey Handyman won “Design Excellence: Details/Finishes/Trades” and “Major Remodel Excellence: Residential – Basements more than $50,000.”
Shirey Handyman and Soleil By Design LLC also won the People’s Choice Award for transforming an existing crawl space into a wine-tasting room and wine cellar reminiscent of a New Orleans jazz club-like space for parties, wine tasting, games and good times.