Parting salutations — Tiger Mountain Community High School class of 2015 bids farewell

June 17, 2015

By Greg Farrar Corey Hayes springs high into the air in his happiness as students start to toss their caps at the end of the Tiger Mountain Community High School commencement ceremony June 11 for the 29 students of the class of 2015.

By Greg Farrar
Corey Hayes springs high into the air in his happiness as students start to toss their caps at the end of the Tiger Mountain Community High School commencement ceremony June 11 for the 29 students of the class of 2015.

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Memorable hobbies — Rex Smith can tell a lot about people by their face and their handwriting

June 17, 2015

Harold Rex Smith can boast quite the résumé from his 90 years.

By David Hayes Rex Smith, 90, keeps a portfolio of media attention he’s drawn over the years for his remarkable memory and hand writing analysis skills.

By David Hayes
Rex Smith, 90, keeps a portfolio of media attention he’s drawn over the years for his remarkable memory and hand writing analysis skills.

He has served in both the Navy during World War II and the Army afterward. After serving his country, Smith served God, preaching at several churches for the next decade. Then, for the next 20 years, he served young minds as an English teacher.

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College News — graduates

June 17, 2015

Graduates

Lauren Anderson, of Sammamish, May 18, Boston College, Bachelor of Science, biochemistry, Cum Laude

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Mariner emissaries — Players speak to Cougar Ridge students about pursuing dreams

June 10, 2015

The cheer went up from one side of the room like a jet engine firing to life: “Go!”

By Greg Farrar Seattle Mariners (from left) Brad Miller, Tom Wilhelmsen and Carson Smith get a kick out of the player introductions by broadcaster Rick Rizzs, who also presented Seth Smith, James Paxton and Kyle Seager to the Cougar Mountain Elementary School students and teachers.

By Greg Farrar
Seattle Mariners (from left) Brad Miller, Tom Wilhelmsen and Carson Smith get a kick out of the player introductions by broadcaster Rick Rizzs, who also presented Seth Smith, James Paxton and Kyle Seager to the Cougar Mountain Elementary School students and teachers.

It was immediately answered with an equally emphatic cheer from the other side of the room: “Mariners!”

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Issaquah Women’s Club awards ‘Dream’ scholarships

June 10, 2015

The Issaquah Women’s Club has awarded three $1,000 “Follow Your Dreams” scholarships to graduating senior girls from the Issaquah School District.

These young women have shown dedication to their studies and communities, and a common desire to further their education after high school.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World

June 10, 2015

Contributed Fran and Bob Wlezien, of Issaquah, took their Issaquah Press to Florida last spring to see their nephew Brendan and his 8-year-old twins Emily and Ben. ‘This photo was taken in Palm City at the baseball fields where Ben’s Little League team played and won, and Ben was named Player of the Game. It was very exciting. Emily also showed us how good she is athletically, and we all are excited to see if we can get this photo in The Press! By the way, we took The Press along when we visited Florida six years ago to meet the kids for their second birthday; let’s hope we can take it along again to see them before another six years go by!’ Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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Fran and Bob Wlezien, of Issaquah, took their Issaquah Press to Florida last spring to see their nephew Brendan and his 8-year-old twins Emily and Ben. ‘This photo was taken in Palm City at the baseball fields where Ben’s Little League team played and won, and Ben was named Player of the Game. It was very exciting. Emily also showed us how good she is athletically, and we all are excited to see if we can get this photo in The Press! By the way, we took The Press along when we visited Florida six years ago to meet the kids for their second birthday; let’s hope we can take it along again to see them before another six years go by!’ Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo and info to editor@isspress.com.

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College News — graduates, honors, deans’ lists

June 10, 2015

Issaquah student participates in computer conference

Andi Sarcelle, of Issaquah, was one of five women from Denison University who participated in the Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing conference, a special gathering of computer scientists in Sandusky, Ohio, in February.

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Registration opens for coed adult kickball league

June 10, 2015

Register now for the city’s new coed adult kickball league.

Players must be at least 18.

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Register now for fall swim lessons

June 10, 2015

Registration is now open for fall swim lessons at Julius Boehm Pool.

Sign up and learn more at issaquahwa.gov/register.

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Honors in excellence — Chamber of commerce pays tribute to top community contributions

June 3, 2015

Karen Donovan Citizen of the Year

Karen Donovan
Citizen of the Year

Shelley Frey Hall of Fame

Shelley Frey
Hall of Fame

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