Eric Celigoy is elected alternate angus delegate

September 9, 2014

Eric Celigoy, of Issaquah, has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 131st annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates.

Celigoy, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri, is one of 304 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as an alternate state representative to the annual meeting.

Representing 42 states, District of Columbia and Canada, the state delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board.

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Community news roundup — graduates, college, scholarships

September 9, 2014

UW announces dean’s list

The following students from Issaquah were named to University of Washington’s dean’s list for the winter 2014 quarter:

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Issaquah Highlands Dental Group helps generate smiles

September 9, 2014

Issaquah Highlands Dental Group participated in Smile Generation Serve Day on Aug. 23.

The annual event brings together Pacific Dental Services-supported dentists and team member volunteers, and provides dental care to patients in need.

Seven patients were seen at the Issaquah Highlands office, receiving more than $12,500 worth of dental care.

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Girl Scouts live up to motto at camp

September 9, 2014

More than 400 local Girl Scouts attending Girl Scout Sammamish Day Camp completed five community service projects during a weeklong camp Aug. 4-8 at Beaver Lake Park.

The girls crafted interactive twig toys and treats for Cougar Mountain Zoo’s emus and wallabies, created back-to-school kits to give to children through Eastside Baby Corner, created animal toy and treat bags for a local animal rescue, knotted patterned fleece blankets for kids in need and handcrafted friendship bracelets for the Girl Scout World Center Sangam in Pune, India.

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Local woman elected to Evergreen State College Foundation board

September 9, 2014

Longtime Issaquah resident Marcia M. Mueller was recently elected to the Evergreen State College Foundation Board of Governors.

Mueller, who earned her Master of Environmental Studies from Evergreen, is retired from the Washington State Department of Health, where she was a program manager in the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

While public funds maintain the college, the foundation promotes excellence in education by raising private funds to provide donor-funded scholarships, fellowships, program endowments and other opportunities that enrich the Evergreen experience.

Mueller will serve a three-year term on the board.

Community news roundup — schools, college, honor roll, graduates

September 2, 2014

Montana State University Honor Roll

Issaquah: Dustin Fry and Kesleigh Walin (3.5 gpa or higer); and Laura Tochko (4.0)

Sammamish: Keegan McBride and James Nielsen (3.5 gpa or higher); and Kathryn Barnett (4.0)

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Savor the summer in your garden

September 2, 2014

In going through my Issaquah Press files, I found an article from August 2009 that expressed my exact, same feelings this year. This summer must be a repeat of the one in 2009.

Spring in Issaquah is always cool and wet, right? In summer, we have high temperatures in the 70s, right? And we see cloud cover day after day after day, right? Not this year. This year, the sun, the temperatures and the days without rain have just blown us all away.

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Ride of a lifetime — Teen completes Seattle to Portland bike ride event for charity

August 26, 2014

Amol Garg is an unusually motivated 14-year-old, and his inner fire fueled another noteworthy accomplishment this summer.

Contributed  Amol Garg, 14, trained for about four months for the STP, despite never having ridden a bike for more than 15 miles.

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Amol Garg, 14, trained for about four months for the STP, despite never having ridden a bike for more than 15 miles.

Garg, who will be a Skyline High School freshman in September, has been actively involved around Sammamish for years. He volunteers with a youth-centered charity that uses arts and crafts projects as inspiration, has achieved the rank of Life Scout with Troop 677, and founded a Toastmasters-type club to help fellow children improve their public-speaking and leadership skills.

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Community news roundup — schools, high school, college, dean’s lists, scholarships

August 26, 2014

National Merit Scholarship

Five local high school seniors are among its collegiate-sponsored winners for the 2014 scholarship program of the National Merit Scholarship Corp.:

  • Catherine Ball, Issaquah High School, is pursuing a degree in computer programming at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
  • Grant Vaska, Issaquah High School, will attend Washington University in St. Louis, Minn.
  • Kathleen Park, of Sammamish, will pursue a degree in communications at Wheaton College near Chicago.
  • Shanchen Pu, of Sammamish, will pursue a degree in medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
  • Nikila Vinugopal, of Sammamish, will pursue a career in dance at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

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Marcia Mueller elected to college foundation board

August 26, 2014

Longtime Issaquah resident Marcia M. Mueller was recently elected to the Evergreen State College Foundation Board of Governors.

Mueller, who earned her Master of Environmental Studies from Evergreen, is retired from the Washington State Department of Health, where she was a program manager in the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

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