Local students make Oregon State University honor roll

January 13, 2015

The following local students were named to the Oregon State University honor roll for the fall 2014 term:

Issaquah: Jordan Coutts, Michelle Pighin, Senior and Julia White

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Eastsiders sought for animal volunteer corps

January 13, 2015

As the New Year gets underway, many people have resolved to volunteer more and get involved in their community.

Regional Animal Services of King County has many opportunities in 2015 for people who love animals and want to make a difference.

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Teen group Dream Catchers volunteer at Angela House

January 6, 2015

So you are a teenager and have free time on the weekend; what do you do with the time? Watch sports? Go to the movies? Play video games?

Contributed Members of the Dream Catchers sit down to play a game of Monopoly with residents of Life Enrichment Options’ Angela House, which is home to residents with disabilities.

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Members of the Dream Catchers sit down to play a game of Monopoly with residents of Life Enrichment Options’ Angela House, which is home to residents with disabilities.

How about volunteering to interact with young adults with disabilities or do household chores for senior citizens? That’s what a group of Issaquah High School seniors called Dream Catchers does with its time.

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Christine Kelley graduates from OBU

December 30, 2014

Issaquah resident Christine Kelley received a bachelor’s degree in psychology pre-counseling with a minor in family and community service during Oklahoma Baptist University’s 2014 Winter Commencement Dec. 12.

See video of the Winter Commencement at www.okbu.edu.

Jeffrey Burge performs in Wheaton College festival

December 30, 2014

Wheaton College (Illinois) student Jeffrey Burge recently performed in “Love’s Pure Light,” the 2014 Christmas Festival presented by the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.

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Tufts University announces spring dean’s list

December 30, 2014

Qxhna Titcomb, of Sammamish, was recently named to the Tufts University (Massachusetts) dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.

The honor requires a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

Santa on call

December 23, 2014

By Erin Metcalf George, Tatom and Anderson Metcalf (from left to right) participate in one of their favorite holiday memories, having the Eastside Fire & Rescue Santa truck come to their neighborhood.

By Erin Metcalf
George, Tatom and Anderson Metcalf (from left to right) participate in one of their favorite holiday memories, having the Eastside Fire & Rescue Santa truck come to their neighborhood.

The Issaquah Press Around the World

December 23, 2014

Contributed Issaquah High School seniors Andy Co (left) and best friend J.B. Cohen took their favorite newspaper, The Issaquah Press, to the Army-Navy game in Baltimore, Maryland. Even the Academy mascots were excited about the Issaquah Press! Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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Issaquah High School seniors Andy Co (left) and best friend J.B. Cohen took their favorite newspaper, The Issaquah Press, to the Army-Navy game in Baltimore, Maryland. Even the Academy mascots were excited about the Issaquah Press! Where have you taken your paper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

Math club activities add up to engaged students

December 16, 2014

The stereotypical math classroom evokes images of students taking dreary quizzes with bored or frustrated looks on their faces.

By Neil Pierson Karthik Sellakumaran (left) and Varun Pradeep work together to solve problems during a Dec. 9 meeting of the Pine Lake Middle School math club.

By Neil Pierson
Karthik Sellakumaran (left) and Varun Pradeep work together to solve problems during a Dec. 9 meeting of the Pine Lake Middle School math club.

Walk into the multipurpose room at Pine Lake Middle School on a December afternoon, however, and the picture changes drastically. Students are cheerfully sharing problem-solving techniques and appear to be learning at an exponential rate.

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Flowers in December?

December 16, 2014

It’s December. I was sitting by the window looking at my deck this morning. I had set a pot of mums from the supermarket out there, because it was warm and I thought they would like it.

The shocking color of the red and yellow mums against the weathered browns, mossy greens and gray twigs was startling. The flowers didn’t fit with the otherwise perfect Northwest scene that I am used to.

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