Teen wins ‘Youth Volunteer’ award

July 1, 2014

Issaquah resident Alaina Blyth was honored last week at the Alliance of Eastside Agencies’ annual luncheon for exemplary service as a youth volunteer.

For more than three years, Blyth has been a volunteer at Teen Link, answering calls on the peer-to-peer youth helpline.

“Alaina is respectful and supportive of our clients regardless of their circumstances,” Teen Link Manager Anna Kallis said in a news release. “Alaina’s nonjudgmental attitude guarantees callers the best quality of care when they call for help.”

Alaina Blyth

Alaina Blyth

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Teen Talk: How do you manage stress?

March 25, 2014

Issaquah High School

Zoe Buchli, junior

“I take a few minutes out of each day to go outside on my deck and meditate.”

Jasmine Vu, senior

“I make a playlist of calming songs and listen to them when I’m busy and need to de-stress.”

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