July 9, 2013
Local students earn scholarships
- Nellie Hoehl, of Issaquah High School, and Stacey Hurwitz, of Liberty High School, were among nine senior girls from Eastside high schools to received Overlake Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarships for 2013.
Each winner will receive a Certificate of Merit and a monetary award to be applied towards her educational goal. The recipients were recognized for their outstanding academics, school activities and community volunteer service.
- Issaquah High School seniors Jack Wheeler and Kendall Crickmore recently received $1,000 scholarships from the Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an International Honorary Organization of Women Educators. The money goes toward their post-graduate education.
- Incoming freshman Eric Rowe, of Renton, has been awarded presidential, student publications and theater arts scholarships from Dordt College, in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Maxwell Cordell earns academic honor
Maxwell Cordell, of Issaquah, was awarded the Washington State Honors Award in recognition for outstanding academic achievement.
The award ranks the top 10 percent of Washington’s high school graduating class of 2013 and is a compilation of grade point average and SAT scores.
Cordell, a 2013 graduate of Liberty High School, will attend Washington State University in the fall and major in business.
Emily Cox inducted into Bucknell honor society
Emily Cox, of Sammamish, has been inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society at Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pa.
To qualify, students must have maintained a 3.5 grade point average or higher and be in the top 20 percent of their class in their first year of higher education.
Cox, the daughter of Kathryn and John J. Cox, of Sammamish, is a 2012 graduate of Lakeside School. Cox is a first-year student in the Bachelor of Science program, majoring in Neuroscience.
Local artist wins garden tour poster contests
Carrie Schmitt, of Issaquah, recently won the 2013 Bainbridge in Bloom and West Seattle garden tour poster contests. Her artwork will be featured on posters and promotional materials for the events.
The winning original pieces, “How Peace Feels” and “Blooming Palette,” will be auctioned to raise money for nonprofit organizations.
Schmitt will sell her artwork and sign posters July 12-13 during Bainbridge in Bloom. “Blooming Palette” will be on display during West Seattle’s Garden Tour on July 21. Her artwork is available online and in stores and is currently displayed in Issaquah’s US Bank. She also plans to participate in Issaquah’s ArtWalks this summer.
Learn more about Schmitt’s artwork at www.carrieschmittdesign.com.