Help those in need by attending sock hop

March 26, 2013

Get hopping at the Kiwanis Club Sock Hop Dance and Auction on April 26.

Your $40 ticket gets you into the dance and auction, two drink tickets and your choice of dinner. Meal choices are three different sliders: smoked chopped brisket, smoked chopped pork, Thai lamb, or a vegetarian burger. All meals also include salad and dessert.

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Local students serve as pages in state senate

March 26, 2013

Jaden Mongauzy, of Issaquah, and Cooper Antin, of Renton recently, served as a page for the Washington State Senate in Olympia.

Burnett was sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah.

Jaden Mongauzy

Jaden Mongauzy

Cooper Antin

Cooper Antin

Jaden Mongauzy, a junior at Skyline High School, is a member of the student government and said his favorite subject is social studies.

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Off The Press

March 26, 2013

More than longevity is needed to be sourdough

Being new to the community, I wonder how to blend in and be thought an old timer or at least a regular. I have discovered that how one does this varies among geographic areas of the country.

In Alaska, you were either a chechako (newcomer) or a sourdough (old timer). How you made the transition depended on who you asked. Most of the explanations are rooted in old Alaska, before the advent of modern roads and air travel. Some say you had to have missed the last boat out at least once, which meant you had been there through at least one winter. Others say you had to have relieved yourself in the Yukon River.

Joe Grove Press proofreader

Joe Grove
Press proofreader

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Former resident named managing editor

March 26, 2013

Garrett Rudolph, formerly of Issaquah, became managing editor of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle on March 1.

Rudolph spent the past five years as the sports editor of the Woodburn Independent in Woodburn, Ore.

Garrett Rudolph

Garrett Rudolph

Rudolph grew up in Issaquah and graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in English in 2003.

Skyline battles the elements, beats Woodinville on the links

March 26, 2013

By Lillian O’Rorke Brya Vowels, Skyline High School senior, puts on to the green of hole No. 5 March 19 at The Plateau Club golf course.

By Lillian O’Rorke
Brya Vowels, Skyline High School senior, puts on to the green of hole No. 5 March 19 at The Plateau Club golf course.

As the wind and rain swept over the front nine holes of The Plateau Club March 19, the Skyline High School girls golf team carried on until it had Woodinville beaten 286-313.

“They are not complaining with this horrible weather,” said Michael Fleming, the girls’ new head coach.

Fleming also coaches the boys team in the fall and said he has been pleasantly surprised by the girls.

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Who keeps a school running behind the scenes?

March 26, 2013

More than 2,000 students roam the halls of Skyline High School every day.

That is more than 2,000 plastic water bottles waiting to be dropped, and more than 2,000 pieces of gum waiting to miss the trash can. Despite these possibilities, the school’s custodial team makes sure that every day runs as smoothly as the last.

“Our goal and biggest focus is creating a safe learning environment for students with no distractions,” said Mr. Buchanan, Skyline’s head custodian. “We make sure everything is running behind the scenes so that the kids can keep doing what they do best.

Sampurna Basu Skyline High School

Sampurna Basu
Skyline High School

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College News

March 26, 2013

Local student studies in Southeast Asia

Collin Morris, of Issaquah, spent January studying in Southeast Asia through a special program at Linfield College, in McMinnville, Ore.

Morris, a senior majoring in political science, is the son of Keesha Ewers and Richard Morris, of Issaquah. Morris took the class “From Colonialism to Globalism: Political Change in Southeast Asia from World War II to the Present.”

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Teen Talk

March 26, 2013

What is the best April Fool’s prank you were ever Involved in?

Eastside Catholic High School

“The best I’ve got is my elementary physical education teacher who tried to tell us one April Fool’s that the Mariners had put Ichiro in for pitcher in the game the night before. Of course, nobody believed her, but it was a good try anyway and an original idea.”

Addison Klinke, sophomore

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Who’s News

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.

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Issaquah defeats Holy Names, 20-6

March 26, 2013

Lacrosse Roundup

BELLEVUE — Haley Mincin scored five goals as Issaquah earned its first high school girls lacrosse win of the season in a 20-6 defeat of Holy Names on March 18 at Robinswood Park in Bellevue.

Issaquah was firing on all cylinders offensively, as several players scored multiple times each during the matchup. Suzy Emerson, Miranda Hansen and Katy Bucy contributed three goals each in the win.

Holy Names had a hard time getting things going against a tough Issaquah squad as it found itself down 10-4 at the half. Wendy Donier led Holy Names in scoring with four goals.

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