June 11, 2013
Issaquah student wins poetry award
John Figg, a sophomore at Issaquah High School, won the Angie Greer Music in Poetry Award for the region with his poem entitled, “Earth’s Ensemble.”
There were 84 entries in the contest. He also received a check for $50.
Last year, he won the National Federation of Music Essay Contest for the state of Washington and a $50 check for his essay entitled, “Sounds That Inspire.” That essay discussed the influence music has had on our military.
Issaquah students’ music wins awards
Henry Johnson, a freshman at Issaquah High School, will attend Interlochen Arts Institute Camp, the world’s premier summer arts program for musicians.
Johnson will play bassoon in the Intermediate Orchestra program at the camp.
William Johnson, a second-grader at Grand Ridge Elementary School, won the Outstanding Award for Washington State in the PTA Reflections Arts Program.
Johnson’s composition, “Shooting Star,” for solo cello, will be judged in the national finals for PTA Reflections Arts Program.
Liberty choirs take top honors
Both Liberty High School choirs placed at the “Music in the Park” competition in May. The Liberty Singers took first place and the Liberty Women’s Chorale took second place.
In total, there are about 80 students that participate in the two choirs.
Issaquah student wins scholarship
Iman Baghai, a senior at Issaquah High School, received one of the Comcast Foundation’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards.
The program provides a $1,000 scholarship to students who strive to achieve their potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved in their schools and who serve as models for their fellow students.
Baghai has been a business manager and writer for The Issaquah Press’ teen page, The Beat, this school year.