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August 13, 2013

Martial arts students earn black belts

The following people recently received Black belt promotions from True Martial Arts in Sammamish:

Third Degree

-Nicole Smelson, massage therapist and has been training for 14 1/2 years

-Jillian Backman, a senior at Skyline High School and has been training for 14 1/2 years

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July 30, 2013

Women’s club gets new officers

Mariann Crane has been elected president of the Issaquah Women’s Club for 2013-14. Other officers include Luanne Caylor, first vice president; Marj Snyder, second vice president; Wilma Taylor, secretary; and Cecilia Gambill, treasurer.

Contributed New Issaquah Women’s Club officers are (from left) Luanne Caylor, first vice president; Cecilia Gambill, treasurer; Mariann Crane, president; Wilma Taylor, secretary; and Marj Snyder, second vice president.

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New Issaquah Women’s Club officers are (from left) Luanne Caylor, first vice president; Cecilia Gambill, treasurer; Mariann Crane, president; Wilma Taylor, secretary; and Marj Snyder, second vice president.

Connie Fletcher, former member of the Issaquah School Board and a member of the Washington State Board of Education, was the speaker at the installation.

The Issaquah Women’s Club gives to local charities and supports the Follow Your Dream scholarship for graduating high school senior girls.

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July 16, 2013

Maxwell Cordell earns academic honor

Maxwell Cordell, of Issaquah, was awarded the Washington State Honors Award in recognition for outstanding academic achievement.

The award ranks the top 10 percent of Washington’s state high school graduating class of 2013 and is a compilation of grade point average and SAT scores.

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July 9, 2013

Local students earn scholarships

  • Nellie Hoehl, of Issaquah High School, and Stacey Hurwitz, of Liberty High School, were among nine senior girls from Eastside high schools to received Overlake Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarships for 2013.

Each winner will receive a Certificate of Merit and a monetary award to be applied towards her educational goal. The recipients were recognized for their outstanding academics, school activities and community volunteer service.

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June 11, 2013

Issaquah student wins poetry award

John Figg, a sophomore at Issaquah High School, won the Angie Greer Music in Poetry Award for the region with his poem entitled, “Earth’s Ensemble.”

There were 84 entries in the contest. He also received a check for $50.

Last year, he won the National Federation of Music Essay Contest for the state of Washington and a $50 check for his essay entitled, “Sounds That Inspire.” That essay discussed the influence music has had on our military.

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June 11, 2013

Teachers named Heroes of the Classroom

Two Issaquah School District teachers, Lane Helgeson, of Tiger Mountain Community High School, and Liz Villa, of Issaquah Middle School, were among 24 Puget Sound area teachers named Symetra Life Insurance Co. Heroes in the Classroom during a special event May 24 at CenturyLink Field. Each teacher received a $350 Office Max gift card for classroom supplies and tickets to a Seahawks home game. In addition, Symetra makes a $1,000 donation to each school. The teachers met Seahawks’ player Russell Okung, who shared a story about his inspiring elementary school teachers who ‘had a level of belief in me that I didn’t have in myself.’

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May 28, 2013

Eagles musicians win

Issaquah High School won several awards at the Washington State Solo and Ensemble Contest April 26-27.

Hi Tones won first place in the women’s large ensemble category. Led by Savannah Young, other first-place singers are Maddy Bennett, Alita Campbell, Samantha Cook, Annika Dybevik, Caroline Hamblin, Melina Jones, Tali Magidson, Mackenzie Minehan, Elizabeth Moore, Julianne Nienhuis, Areesa Somani, Maryn Spangler, Rache Strand, Makenna Thomas and Ashley Young.

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May 21, 2013

IHS places at state solo and ensemble contest

On April 26 and 27, Issaquah High School won several awards at the Washington State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

Hi Tones won first place in the women’s large ensemble category. Led by Savannah Young, other first-place singers are Maddy Bennett, Alita Campbell, Samantha Cook, Annika Dybevik, Caroline Hamblin, Melina Jones, Tali Magidson, Mackenzie Minehan, Elizabeth Moore, Julianne Nienhuis, Areesa Somani, Maryn Spangler, Rache Strand, Makenna Thomas and Ashley Young.

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April 30, 2013

Issaquah student earns honors at Williston

Anthony Mantz, of Issaquah, made the honor roll at Williston Northampton School for the second trimester of the 2012-13 school year.

Mantz is a junior attending the school in Easthampton, Mass.

 

Skyline student spends a week with a senator

Mackenzie O’Keefe

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Mackenzie O’Keefe, a junior at Skyline High School, spent a recent week working as a page for the Washington State Senate in Olympia.

O’Keefe was one of 19 students who served as Senate pages for the 2013 legislative session.

Sen. Rodney Tom sponsored O’Keefe for the week.

The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Pages are responsible for such tasks as transporting documents between offices as well as delivering messages and mail.

Pages spend time in the Senate chamber in addition to attending page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process.

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April 23, 2013

Elementary school runs baby food drive

Upon learning that there was a need for baby food and formula, a Clark Elementary School parent brought the need to the student council and helped organize a food drive.

For about three weeks, children at Clark collected food for Eastside Baby Corner, according to a press release from a parent. The students, with the help of third-grade teacher Mary Rusk, collected 45 pounds of baby food and formula.

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