March 26, 2013
IHS booster club honors scholar athletes
Issaquah High School Booster Club recently honored the following students with its Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete Award, given to a senior who has shown outstanding accomplishments, as an athlete and as a student at Issaquah High School and in the community.
Austin Melody is captain of the boys swim and dive team, and is being recognized for his leadership and sportsmanship, in and out of the pool.
Melody has been a district and state qualifier, receiving the All KingCo award for all four years of high school. Additionally, he has been an integral part of helping with much of the early season organization and orientation of incoming freshmen. He has been involved in the National Honor Society and the Issaquah Sockeye swim program while maintaining a 3.8 grade point average.
Ashley Hoffman is the captain of the gymnastics team and has exhibited great leadership throughout her four years on the team.
Hoffman has participated in many others sports, qualifying as a scholar athlete in volleyball and track and field. Hoffman carries a full class load, including Advanced Placement classes, while remaining a part of the National Honor Society and the Eagle Crew. In the community, Hoffman has been part of the student ministries leadership team, as well as an American Red Cross professional rescuer and lifeguard.
Katrina Clements is the co-captain of the girls basketball team and has been a great leader throughout her four years on the team.
Clements has been part of Associated Student Body leadership and a door greeter. She has participated in Young Life as a member of the work crew at Malibu Young Life camp in Canada in the summer. Clements has also been a wildlife leader for middle school children. Additionally, she has been part of Petco and the adoption process for cats; volunteered for Eastside Baby Corner and Mountains to Sounds Greenway; and assisted in the Tent City feeding of the homeless program.