College News

April 1, 2014

Washington State University announces fall graduates

Congratulations are in order for Washington State University’s recent graduates from the 2013 fall semester.

Issaquah: William Chan, Bachelor of Science in general biological sciences; Brittany Davis, Bachelor of Science in psychology; Dallas Dyer III, Bachelor of Science in economic sciences; Griffin Fujioka, Bachelor of Science in computer science; Michelle Ireland, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Elaina Shawver, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Nathan Ivie, Bachelor of Arts in social sciences; Carly Mackinnon, Bachelor of Arts in sport management; Mikayla Neves, Bachelor of Arts in communication; and Austin O’Neil, Bachelor of Arts in communication

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Who’s News

April 1, 2014

Damon Sterne serves as senate page

Sen. Mark Mullet and          page Damon Sterne

Sen. Mark Mullet and page Damon Sterne

Damon Sterne, of Renton, recently served a week as a page in the Washington State Senate and was sponsored by Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah.

During the week, pages assist senators, staff and attend seminars where they learn from guest speakers and hold mock hearings on bills they create.

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Opening the archives

April 1, 2014

The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at erica.maniez@issaquahhistory.org. If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email editor@isspress.com.

2002.001.020 Ida May Tibbetts Goode and John Maurice Goode sat for a portrait about a month after their Feb. 11, 1893, wedding. Ida, the daughter of George Washington Tibbetts, was 19. Pearl Tibbetts was close to her cousin, Ida. Taken by Hardy, 314 Pike St., Seattle.

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Ida May Tibbetts Goode and John Maurice Goode sat for a portrait about a month after their Feb. 11, 1893, wedding. Ida, the daughter of George Washington Tibbetts, was 19. Pearl Tibbetts was close to her cousin, Ida. Taken by Hardy, 314 Pike St., Seattle.

State 4-H teens assemble in Olympia

April 1, 2014

Five King County 4-H members — including Issaquah’s Ankit Madhira — joined more than 200 teens from around Washington state for the WSU 4-H Know Your Government Conference over President’s Day weekend.

The annual conference connects youths with the political and governmental process by rotating the focus on the legislative, executive and judicial branches and the influence of media. This year’s legislative topic was Lobbying for Change: How a Bill Becomes a Law.

Contributed King County 4-H teen delegates (from left) Russell Johnson, Marina Graham, Allison DeBoer, Elise Dunning and Ankit Madhira (of Issaquah) Lobby for Change in Olympia.

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King County 4-H teen delegates (from left) Russell Johnson, Marina Graham, Allison DeBoer, Elise Dunning and Ankit Madhira (of Issaquah) Lobby for Change in Olympia.

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Local students use spring break to volunteer

April 1, 2014

Bridget and Eric Rowe, of Renton, are spending their spring break with Putting Love Into Action, a group through Dordt College, Iowa, that focuses on community service around the nation.

Bridget will travel to New Orleans while Eric goes to Inez, Ky.

Students honored at piano competition

April 1, 2014

Several students from Issaquah and Sammamish were awarded prizes at the 17th annual Helen Crowe Snelling Memorial Awards Piano Competition on March 9.

Division one winners from grades six through nine include second-place winner Athena Dai, of Pine Lake Middle School, and third-place winner Lisa Zhou, of Beaver Lake Middle School.

Division two winners for grades nine through 12 include first-place winner Lisa Tang, of Skyline High School, second-place winner Lisa Zhou, of Issaquah High School, third-place winner Kristin Yose, of Skyline, and honorable mention Austin Chang, of Skyline.

 

 

Opening the archives

March 25, 2014

An ongoing look at memorable images from Issaquah’s past

Baseball, circa 1940-1955

Paul Koss and his baseball team decided to dress in drag for a game. The ensemble was completed by very large tennis shoes that flapped when he ran. The other team, whose pitcher was E. Croston, got wind of the cross-dressing and did the same.

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The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at erica.maniez@issaquahhistory.org. If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email editor@isspress.com.

Is spring here yet?

March 25, 2014

“Beware the Ides of March.” What’s that supposed to mean? It seems so important, so relevant, but no. It’s only the anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar, not the beginning of spring, as we might hope.

Around here, we should celebrate the sun’s arrival into the northern hemisphere, not the passing of an emperor 2,000 years ago. We need something reliable to tell us spring is here.

My husband says he can tell spring has arrived when the taxes are due. I thought, I can do better than that: I know it when I see the Indian plum blooming in the woods. But wait. I really know Indian plum will bloom way before spring starts, even under cover of snow.

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Marathon two-step

March 25, 2014

IHS graduate to dance for 26 hours for charity

Contributed Casey Kovarik (second from left), attending a ballet dance class as a first-grader, hopes to help children the age she was then, as she plans to join the Dance Marathon at UCLA for the Pediatrics AIDS Coalition.

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Casey Kovarik (second from left), attending a ballet dance class as a first-grader, hopes to help children the age she was then, as she plans to join the Dance Marathon at UCLA for the Pediatrics AIDS Coalition.

Eliza Doolitle sang she could have danced all night in “My Fair Lady.” Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney and Julie Andrews sang the same claim.

However, Casey Kovarik, a 2013 graduate of Issaquah High School and now a student at UCLA, hopes to make good on that claim April 5 and 6, when she attempts to dance 26 consecutive hours as part of a fundraiser for the Pediatrics AIDS Coalition.

For the past 12 years, students have organized a 26-hour Dance Marathon to raise money and educate individuals regarding pediatric HIV and AIDS, Kendall McManus, an event publicist, said.

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Mustafa Masud is named to honor roll

March 25, 2014

Mustafa S. Masud, of Issaquah, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., for the winter term.

Caitlin Doxsie makes dean’s list

Caitlin Doxsie, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at The University of Puget Sound for the fall 2013 semester.

 

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