Who’s News

April 30, 2013

By Staff

Issaquah student earns honors at Williston

Anthony Mantz, of Issaquah, made the honor roll at Williston Northampton School for the second trimester of the 2012-13 school year.

Mantz is a junior attending the school in Easthampton, Mass.


Skyline student spends a week with a senator

Mackenzie O’Keefe


Mackenzie O’Keefe, a junior at Skyline High School, spent a recent week working as a page for the Washington State Senate in Olympia.

O’Keefe was one of 19 students who served as Senate pages for the 2013 legislative session.

Sen. Rodney Tom sponsored O’Keefe for the week.

The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Pages are responsible for such tasks as transporting documents between offices as well as delivering messages and mail.

Pages spend time in the Senate chamber in addition to attending page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process.

Eastlake DECA competes at state

Members of the Eastlake DECA chapter, all students who attend Eastlake High School, competed in the Washington State DECA Competition in Bellevue, March 7-9.

A total of 57 members competed against DECA members from 11 chapters in Washington, and the Eastlake DECA chapter will send 20 students to Anaheim, Calif., for the international DECA competition in April.

The Eastlake DECA chapter provides students with real-world experiences in the fields of marketing, business and entrepreneurship.

The top six students who qualified in their event are: Guneev Lamba, second place, human resources management; Haley Bates, Keara King and Ryan Wasserman, second place, entrepreneurship promotion; Natalie Hurd, third place, marketing management; Aneesha Nanda, fourth place, retail merchandising; Alaina Hartley, fourth place, apparel and accessories marketing; Lauren Greenheck, Rachel Lang and Shabina Rayan, fifth place, financial literacy project; Jakob Graf, Tang Song and Phi VoBa, fifth place, advertising campaign; and Joanna Lu, sixth place, business services operations.


Students receive scholarships from local businesses

Laura E. Stiers and Christine Rasquinha, both of Issaquah, and Jessica A. Guo, of Sammamish, received the National Merit Boeing Scholarship. Sonya Ye, of Sammamish, received the National Merit Siemen’s Scholarship.

Stiers attends Interlake High School and plans to study environmental engineering. Rasquinha attends Issaquah High School and plans to study business management. Guo attends Skyline High School and plans to study marketing. Ye attends Skyline High School and plans to study biomedicine.


IHS grad wins Northwest startup competition

Issaquah High School 2002 graduate Mark Horoszowski’s startup, MovingWorlds, won a big startup competition in Seattle. The competition, Northwest Entrepreneur’s First Look Forum, is an exclusive, bi-annual, invite-only investor showcase featuring 12 never-seen-before, growth-oriented startups from every segment of innovation.


Issaquah business wins Web design awards

Fingerprint Marketing received three National Web Design Awards from Graphic Design USA magazine this month. The national competition recognizes innovation and design in online communications.

Fingerprint Marketing Founder and Art Director Pia Larson and Designer Bryson Chiu received all three awards in the “Website Design and Development” category for their innovative work on the Sister Schools Foundation, Greene Designs, and Susan Cohn and Associates websites.


Local students make deans’ lists

-Nicole Migotsky, of Bellevue, was named to the dean’s list at Washington University in St. Louis for the fall 2012 semester. Migotsky graduated in 2012 from Issaquah High School, and is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

-Moua Vue, of Renton, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester by earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher at Concordia University, in St. Paul, Minn. Vue is a senior majoring in social studies secondary education.

-Isabelle Chu, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. Chu is a sophomore majoring in cell and developmental biology at the University of Rochester.


Local students make the SPU dean’s list

The following students made the Seattle Pacific University 2013 winter quarter dean’s list. To qualify, students have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average.

Newcastle: Jacob Zimmer

Renton: Lisa Aaker, Kelly Apperson, Jennifer Ciriaco, Nolan Fiedler, Leah Francis Fox, Teresa Harmon, Brian Hinnenkamp, Chanelle Huffman, Tatyana Lats, Elias Lunsford, Tyler Mays, Jon Meis, Victoria Melton, Anna Patti, Abigail Person and Amanda Rablin

Issaquah: Allison Agnew, Abigail Blum, Tucker Goodman, Elise Herman, Madison Pflaumer and Abigail Platter

Sammamish: Janelle Discolo, Alexandra Dorsey, Madelyn Easley, Taylor Hallgrimson, Jonathan Jo, Sarah Johnson, Brandon Kats, Amy Kesl, Jingyi Li, Aaron Lumpe, Stephen Lumpe and Daniel Probus


Local students make EWU dean’s list

The following students made the dean’s list at Eastern Washington University for the winter 2013 quarter. Students who earn 12 quality hours and receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are placed on the dean’s list for the quarter.

Issaquah: Matthew Darjany, Sharon Davis, Jay Deines, Anastacia Lee, Andrew Nelson, Samuel Sargeant and Nicholas Ulrich

Sammamish: Jennifer Bresley, Jase Butorac, Dallas Deremer, Payton Foucht, Peter Kim, Danielle Matthews, Maria Morgan, Sarah Pellicano, Nicholas Washburn and Corey Wilson


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