Students graduate from Oregon State University

July 15, 2014

Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Ore., announced its graduates for spring 2014 including:

Issaquah: Joseph Camporeale, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management; Carly Cassidy, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences; Jillian Clark, Master of Arts in English; Thomas Day, Master of Science in chemistry; and Caitlin Eddy, Bachelor of Science in public health.

Newcastle: Jocelyn McNeil, Bachelor of Science in economics.

Preston: Megan Smith, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences.

Sammamish: Eli Elder, Bachelor of Science in computer science; Kyla Krueger, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences; Melisa Magnuson, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management; Erik McClure, Bachelor of Science in construction engineering management; and Ashley McLaughlin, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management.

 

Issaquah Women’s Club gives $5,000 to local organizations

July 15, 2014

The Issaquah Women’s Club gathered June 5 to distribute over $5,000 in donations to local organizations.

The recipients were the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Echo Glen to support its canine program, Life Enrichment Options, Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department, Issaquah Community Services and Eastside Baby Corner.

Contributed An Echo Glen student works with Oreo, a dog in its canine program. The organization recently received funds from the Issaquah Women’s Club.

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An Echo Glen student works with Oreo, a dog in its canine program. The organization recently received funds from the Issaquah Women’s Club.

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Local students graduate

July 15, 2014

Elizabeth Dike, of Issaquah, has earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Anees Daud, of Issaquah, earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Vermont, in Burlington, Vt., on May 18.

Timothy Kriewall, of Issaquah, graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College, in Milwaukee, with a Bachelor of Science in physics, mathematics and computer science.

Samuel Cunard, of Issaquah, received a Bachelor of Science in business and economics from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Penn.

Three local residents graduated from Tulane University, in New Orleans, this spring: Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, of Issaquah, graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a Master of Arts; Ariel Jacoby, of Issaquah, graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts; and Kirsten Lacist, of Newcastle, graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts.

Minju Lee of Issaquah, received a Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies from University of the Sciences, in Philadelphia.

 

Bridget Rowe to study abroad

July 15, 2014

Bridget Rowe, of Renton, is one of 33 students that will participate in a cross-cultural experience this summer through Dordt College, in Sioux Center, Iowa.

She will travel to the Netherlands to learn about the history and explore the region.

Rowe is a senior at Dordt, majoring in fine arts studio and social work. She also has minors in sociology and the Kuyper Scholars Program.

 

Washington Scholars program honors seniors

July 15, 2014

Five Issaquah School District seniors have been recognized by the Washington Scholars program.

The Washington Scholars award represents the highest meritorious honor conferred by the state’s education and government leaders on the most exemplary (top 1 percent) graduating high school seniors across the state, recognizing excellence in academic achievement, leadership and community service.

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Local students make deans’ lists

July 15, 2014

Matthew William Hjelm, of Issaquah, has been named to the dean’s list of Norwich University, in Northfield, Vt., for the spring 2014 semester.

 

Harper Guard and Emily Reams, of Sammamish, were named to the 2014 spring semester dean’s list at Carroll College in Helena, Mont.

 

The following residents were named to the dean’s list at Gonzaga University, in Spokane, for spring semester 2014:

Issaquah: Alanna Archer, Sophia Clausen, Devon Isner, Kirsten Solders and Emma Watanabe.

Renton: Alex LaFord and Saba Mateos

Newcastle: Katherine Palmer

 

Nauchelle Martinez and Carlene H. Chung, of Issaquah, along with Kaitlyn J. Tsutakawa, of Newcastle, were named to the dean’s list at Northeastern University, in Boston, for the spring semester 2014.

 

Elizabeth Ochs, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Alma College, in Alma, Mich., for the 2014 winter term.

 

Andria Scarcello, of Issaquah, made the dean’s list at Denison University, in Granville, Ohio, for the 2014 spring semester.

 

Joey Bradley and Alex Gruber, of Issaquah, were named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Conn., for the spring 2014 semester.

 

Erin E. Freeman and Nathalie E. Langlois, of Issaquah, along with Sydney A. Helton, of Sammamish, have been named to the dean’s list at Boston University, in Boston, for the spring 2014 semester.

 

Kjerstin Richards, of Renton, was named to the 2014 spring dean’s list at Midland University, in Fremont, Neb.

 

Last harvest — Development ends four generations of Issaquah farmers

July 8, 2014

Issaquah lost one of its last working farms June 30.

Up on Vaughn’s Hill, south of the Klahanie neighborhood, four generations have owned and operated the self-sustaining McBride Farm since 1891. Age, skyrocketing property taxes and nearby development caused the family to vacate the 660-acre section of land at the end of June, bringing an end to one of the final remnants of Issaquah’s rural past.

By Peter Clark Celia McBride, the youngest of the four generations to live on the farm north of Issaquah, stands under a canopy of apple trees on the land, which the family refers to as ‘Hobbiton.’

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Celia McBride, the youngest of the four generations to live on the farm north of Issaquah, stands under a canopy of apple trees on the land, which the family refers to as ‘Hobbiton.’

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Parading patriotism — Issaquah gets festive with Kids‘n Pets Parade

July 8, 2014

By Greg Farrar Corinne Schiehser, 7, (holding the beach ball) celebrates her birthday riding a float in the Front Street for the Kids ‘n Pets Parade during the Down Home 4th of July celebration. The float was built and pulled by dads Michael Schiehser and Dave Beauparlant.

By Greg Farrar
Corinne Schiehser, 7, (holding the beach ball) celebrates her birthday riding a float in the Front Street for the Kids ‘n Pets Parade during the Down Home 4th of July celebration. The float was built and pulled by dads Michael Schiehser and Dave Beauparlant.

Artist rides in Pride parade in winning design

July 8, 2014

A local girl helped add a little more color to the Seattle Pride 2014 parade.

Issaquah Middle School student Sophie Serumgard decided to enter a City Arts magazine competition to design a custom MINI Cooper F56s. The 12-year-old not only won, but got to ride in the June 29 Pride parade in a MINI wrapped with her design.

Contributed Sophie Sarumgard, an Issaquah Middle School student, stands beside a custom MINI Cooper F56s sporting her winning design that was chosen by City Arts mazagine.

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Sophie Serumgard, an Issaquah Middle School student, stands beside a custom MINI Cooper F56s sporting her winning design that was chosen by City Arts magazine.

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History program features ‘Steam Engine Stories’ on July 12

July 8, 2014

Join the Issaquah Depot Museums free Summer History program, “Steam Engine Stories” with Jack Christensen, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 12 at the Train Depot Museum.

Christensen, a former steam and diesel train engineer, will share tales of working the rail line through Issaquah to Snoqualmie.

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