February 22, 2011
Together Center announces board of director changes
Barbara de Michele, of Issaquah, has been named chairwoman of the Together Center board of directors. She is the executive director of the Issaquah Community Network.
De Michelle takes over for longtime chairman John Spangenberg, of Kirkland, who has been named chair emeritus.
John Rittenhouse, a manager at Microsoft from Issaquah, is now vice chair.
Also joining the board of directors is Donna Batter, of Issaquah, a fundraising consultant.
Together Center is a nonprofit organization that helps the needy find food, shelter, medical and dental care, child care assistance, youth and family counseling, and more.
February 1, 2011
The Rotary Club of Issaquah honored the following seniors as its students of the month for January.
School: Liberty High School
Parents: George and Sherri Thompson
Category honored: Leadership
Sponsoring teacher: Michelle Munson
Achievements: varsity golf captain (twice); junior varsity baseball captain; Associated Student Body vice president, homecoming king, junior class president
Activities/interests: ASB Leadership; math, DECA, Link Crew
Hobbies: Baseball, golf, fishing, ASB
Outside school affiliations: hanging with friends, working at Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course
Future goals: go to a four-year university and obtain a degree; continue leadership throughout life; pursue a career in the field of landscaping architecture
January 4, 2011
U.S. Army honors Issaquah senior
Issaquah High School senior and wide receiver Evan Peterson was named U.S. Army Player of the Week following a triple-overtime loss to Eastlake on Oct. 15. Representatives from the Seattle Seahawks and U.S. Army visited his school to honor Evan for his 11 catches for 176 yards and four touchdowns. The Seahawks donated $250 to Issaquah High School’s Associated Student Body in Peterson’s name, gave him two Seahawks game tickets, and a personalized jersey and football.
December 9, 2010
NEW — 8 a.m. Dec. 9, 2010
Issaquah High School students have found a way to combine burning calories and fundraising for people in need.
The school’s Associated Student Body invites community members to register for the 5K December Dash. Proceeds benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.
The race is scheduled for Saturday at Lake Sammamish State Park. Registration start at 8:15 a.m. and the run starts at 9 a.m.
ASB Health Awareness Liaison Margaret Rauch and Cheer Liaison Sam Mele, both seniors, encouraged runners to bring their dogs with them to the Snow Much Fun Run.
December 7, 2010
The Skyline High School Associated Student Body is seeking donations for its first garage sale, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Skyline commons, 1122 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.
ASB officers will collect donations from 2:30-3:15 p.m. Dec. 6-9 and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Skyline commons. Proceeds will benefit the general scholarship fund.
“Really, we are looking for whatever people have to give,” ASB executive secretary Laura Cindric said.
The general scholarship fund helps students in need pay for myriad activities, including field trips, sports fees and traveling to music competitions, Cindric said.
Learn more by e-mailing SkylineasbASB@gmail.com.
November 16, 2010
Jerry Pearson grew up in Issaquah, working at Pickering Farm and serving — in his joking manner — as the 1964 vice president of the Associated Student Body his senior year at Issaquah High School.
Many knew him as the class clown, the student who ran a stop sign and tried to hide his car from police behind a farm’s giant pile of manure in then-rural Issaquah.
After high school, the steps he took next eventually took him to Vietnam, changing his views of himself and of his world. Read more
November 9, 2010
Every year during Liberty High School’s Veterans Day assembly, I am amazed by the number of people who stand up when an especially solemn Associated Student Body officer asks those who know a member of the armed services to rise.
Nearly the entire student body stands up and looks around, many students wearing the same astonished expression that crosses my own face. As Veterans Day approaches, I am reminded of the overwhelming number of “support the troops” yellow ribbons that plastered the bumpers of American cars shortly after the Iraq War began. Looking back, I realize I seldom see these tokens of patriotism anymore, which leads me to wonder: Are we really supporting our troops? Read more
October 27, 2010
NEW — 2:45 p.m. Oct. 27, 2010
The Liberty High School girls soccer team won its home finale Tuesday by defeating Mercer Island 1-0 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference contest. Cassidy Nangle, assisted by Kialiana Johnson, scored the game’s goal at the 48th minute.
Goalkeepers Jennifer Rucker and Macaire Ament recorded the shutout.
Liberty, 11-0-2 in league, concludes its regular season Oct. 28 at Interlake.
The Patriots, who have already clinched the league title, will host a first-round state tournament game Nov. 9 or Nov. 10.
October 26, 2010
In a time of shrinking budgets and program cuts, Eastside Catholic High School is stronger than ever.
“Despite the financial constraints of last year, we are really pleased that we haven’t cut any student programs,” said new Eastside Catholic President Sister Mary Tracy.
Eastside Catholic has enhanced current curriculum by adding faculty members, such as college counselor Bob Sprung and debate coach Jeff Gans. Besides faculty, the school is offering new opportunities for extracurricular enrichment, including a ski bus and ice hockey team.
In an effort to counter the effects of the current economy, Eastside Catholic has committed to increase the amount of financial aid provided.
October 19, 2010
Students from Issaquah’s three high schools are banding together, phones in hand, with the goal of bringing home $300,000 for the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Calling for Kids annual fund campaign.
Students will be dialing numbers from 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 28.
In the past, the foundation used Costco’s call center, but “the writing was on the wall that we were not going have the use of Costco anymore,” Calling for Kids co-chairwoman Leigh Stokes said.
Faced with the dilemma of providing phones for 150 students, the foundation coordinated with Issaquah School District administrators and secured the use of the district administration building.
This year, callers will be spread out across the building, while others will use cell phones the foundation purchased for its annual campaign.
The foundation purchased 90 cell phones with reloadable minutes for $1,600, with T-Mobile underwriting $1,000 of the expense.