July 9, 2013
Local students make deans’ lists
- Connor Higgins, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Duke University for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify for the Arts & Sciences dean’s list, students must rank in the top third of their college.
- The following students from Issaquah were recently listed on the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at University of Portland: Kelsey Hu, Laura Parsons, Madeleine Hutson, Megan Rossman, Samuel Breed, Sarah Underwood and Shelby Miller.
July 2, 2013
-Hailey Williams and Rachel Jones, of Issaquah, graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26. Williams graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. Jones earned bachelor’s degree in business administration.
- Emma Dunn, of Renton, a member of the Pomfret class of 2013, received a diploma and an award at school’s 119th commencement May 26. Dunn also received the Religion Department Award for excellence in the study of religion.
- Elizaveta Hermann, of Issaquah, received a Master of Physician Assistant Science degree at the 162nd commencement exercises May 5 at Saint Francis University, in Loretto, Pa.
-Tyler Buchanan, of Issaquah, graduated May 11 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Rice University, in Houston, Texas.
- Alan Lau, of Newcastle, graduated May 19 from Villanova University, in Villanova, Pan., with a Master of Science degree in finance.
- Nicole Gillett, of Issaquah, graduated with a in environmental science May 20 from Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
-Jessica Lee, of Issaquah, graduated May 25 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business, from Lafayette College, in Easton, Pa.
-Taylor Hamann, the son of David and Kelli Komendat, of Newcastle, graduated with a degree in communications May 19 from the University of Puget Sound on May 19.
- Molly Bankson and Kylie Clark, both of Issaquah, graduated May 12 from Gonzaga University, in Spokane, on May 12. Bankson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Clark graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
- The following local students graduated May 4 from Montana State University, in Bozeman, Mont.
Issaquah: Erika Whitney, with highest honors
Sammamish: Briana Bywaters, with honors and Nicholas Kosenkranius
-Deano Anderson, of Issaquah, graduated from the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Mont.
-Thomas Haffner and Kelly West, both of Issaquah, graduated from Whitman College, in Walla Walla.
-Julia Baxter, of Issaquah, graduated May 20 Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in music education from Samford University’s School of the Arts, in Birmingham, Ala.
- Camden Minervino, of Issaquah, graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and was awarded the Stanford Award of Excellence. Camden graduated from Eastside Catholic High School in 2009.
-Jay M. Willis, a 2005 graduate of Skyline High School, graduated from Harvard Law School in May 2013. He will join the law firm of K&L Gates in their Washington, D.C., offices.
- Shannon Farazi received a Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry, Cum Laude, from Boston University in May.
-Hannah Nicklas, of Renton, earned a Bachelor of Arts in music industry, from the University of New Haven, in New Haven, Conn.
-Vonna Thomas, of Issaquah, earned a Doctor of Ministry degree May 26 from George Fox University, in Newberg, Ore.
Local students make OSU honor roll
The following students recently made the spring 2013 honor roll at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Ore. (to qualify, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average):
Issaquah: Devin O’Donnell (straight As) and Sarah Jacobi
Renton: Kyle Mannari and Victoria Rivoire
Sammamish: Avalon Dunbar and Kelly Johnson
June 25, 2013
April Curtis honored at St. Olaf College
April Curtis, of Issaquah, was recognized for academic achievement at St. Olaf College on May 3 during the college’s annual Honor’s Day convocation. Curtis also received a Fulbright Scholarship.
She will teach English in a secondary school in Sofia, Bulgaria, and research Bulgarian folk dancing.
In order to be recognized at Honor’s Day, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
June 18, 2013
Issaquah resident receives theater scholarship
Teresa Micheletti, of Issaquah, received a $1,000 Margaret Green Siegley Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Micheletti, a junior at Western Washington University, is majoring in theater with a focus on stage management and expects to graduate in June 2015. Micheletti is the daughter of Joe and Tami Micheletti, of Issaquah.
June 11, 2013
Local student stars in production of ‘Spring Awakening’
Collin Morris, of Issaquah, is participating in the Linfield College Theatre production, “Spring Awakening,” May 9-11 at Linfield College in Oregon.
Morris, a senior majoring in political science, will play the role of Melchior. He was also in the production May 2-5.
June 4, 2013
The following students were named to the president’s honor roll at Washington State University for the fall 2013 quarter:
Issaquah: Kyle Beatty, Arthur Bennett, Joseph Brendel, Morgan Brennan, Jarrett Brown, Emeri-Erin Callahan, Madison Callan, Brooke Chaplin, Morgan Danner, Cara Davis, Ali Dematteo, Anthony Dematteo, Alexandra Dompier, Madison Dutro, Marc Egland, Sheila Espenel, Michelle Fredrickson, Christopher Hogan, Erica Husby, Michelle Ireland, Andre Jensen, Delaney Johnson, Miranda Jones, Alexander Kaser, Kristen Kern, Chelsea Krempl, Alexander Lambdin, Matthew Lambdin, Elliot Lawrence, Lauren Loftis, Carly Mackinnon, Connor McClain, Erin McKee, Lauren Merdinyan, Charlie Misner, Molly Nelson, Abby O’Brien, Nicholas Rose, Jason Scholl, Becca Southwell, Aaron Tham, Kyle Weber, Peter Wiggum and Emily Zajac
May 21, 2013
Collin Morris stars in ‘Spring Awakening’
Collin Morris, of Issaquah, participating in the Linfield College Theatre production, “Spring Awakening,” May 9-11 at Linfield College, in McMinnville, Ore.
Morris, a senior majoring in political science, played the role of Melchior.
Morris, the son of Keesha Ewers and Rick Morris of Issaquah, is a 2009 graduate of Liberty High School.
April 16, 2013
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 GPA of 3.5 or higher at Concordia University, in St. Paul, Minn. Vue is a senior majoring in social studies secondary education.
April 9, 2013
OSU students make honor roll
The following local students were named to the Oregon State University honor roll.
Issaquah: Devin O’Donnell and Sarah Jacobi
Sammamish: Avalon Dunbar and Kyla Krueger
Preston: Megan Smith
April 2, 2013
Boy Scouts presents 2013 report to Olympia
On Feb. 27, the Boy Scouts of Washington presented its 2013 Report to the State in Olympia.
Twenty-one Eagle Scouts selected from the six state Boy Scout Councils went to the capitol representing a youth membership of 66,621 scouts.