College News — honors, deans’ lists, president’s list, graduations

May 12, 2015

Amy Spens wins Bowdoin College honor

Amy Spens, of Issaquah, recently received the Bowdoin Theater and Dance Department’s 2015 William H. Moody ‘56 Award at the college’s Honors Day ceremony held May 6 at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine.

Spens is earning a major in anthropology and biology.

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Issaquah’s Fab 14 accept scholarships

April 21, 2015

Coaches and players on opposing basketball teams knew how good Ty Gibson was, but the Issaquah High School senior might not have convinced any colleges of his talents until a virtuoso performance at the state tournament in March.

Over the course of three games, Gibson set a new tourney scoring record with 87 points. His last two games in an Issaquah uniform were superstar material — a career-high 42 points against Moses Lake, and 32 more against Kentwood as the Eagles clinched the fourth-place trophy.

By Greg Farrar Fourteen Issaquah High School senior athletes, who have signed college scholarship offers, are seated under balloons with their respective future school colors during an April 15 ceremony.

By Greg Farrar
Fourteen Issaquah High School senior athletes, who have signed college scholarship offers, are seated under balloons with their respective future school colors during an April 15 ceremony.

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Who’s News — scholarships, championships, programs

April 21, 2015

Liberty senior receives scholarship to EWU

Diego Prado, a Liberty High School senior, received a $3,000 Presidential Scholarship to Eastern Washington University for the 2015-16 academic year.

To qualify, students must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.8 or higher, above a 1,250 SAT or a 28 or better ACT score.

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College news — activities, honors, dean’s lists, honor roll

April 21, 2015

Issaquah student joins Marquette’s MARDI GRAS program in New York

Anna Fairhart, of Issaquah, a junior studying nursing at Marquette University, traveled to New York City over spring break with the Marquette MARDI GRAS program.

MARDI GRAS, which stands for Making A Real Difference in the Gulf Region and Areas Surrounding, is a student-run organization created in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf region.

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Community news roundup — college, dean’s list, graduates, military

September 16, 2014

College news

Hallie Holton, of Sammamish, was named to the honor roll at University of Kansas, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Gunners FC opens its season May 17

May 13, 2014

The Issaquah-based Puget Sound Gunners FC soccer team will open its season with a May 17 matchup against the Portland Timbers U-23.

The team, led by head coach and Issaquah resident Jimmy Ball, features athletes from across the Northwest region and beyond, including Issaquah High School graduate Michael Roberts.

Players from the University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University and Western Washington University will suit up for the Gunners.

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Engagement: Laux, Corrigan

January 29, 2013

Joe Corrigan and Miranda Laux

Miranda Laux and Joe Corrigan, both of Seattle, announce their engagement to be married April 16, 2013.

The bride-to-be, the daughter of John and Laurel Laux, of Issaquah, is a 2004 graduate of Issaquah High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2008 and a Master of Social Work in 2010 at Eastern Washington University.

The future groom, the son of John and Cindy Corrigan, of Auburn, is a 2003 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in business at Western Washington University in 2008.

Engagement: Laux, Corrigan

January 8, 2013

Joe Corrigan and Miranda Laux

Miranda Laux and Joe Corrigan, both of Seattle, announce their engagement to be married April 16, 2013.

The bride-to-be, the daughter of John and Laurel Laux, of Issaquah, is a 2004 graduate of Issaquah High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2008 and a Master of Social Work in 2010 at Eastern Washington University.

The future groom, the son of John and Cindy Corrigan, of Auburn, is a 2003 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in business at Western Washington University in 2008.

College News

July 17, 2012

Students receive scholarships

The following local students received scholarships from the University of Idaho for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Issaquah: Alicia Hensen, Carly Overton, David Erickson, Jeffrey Crocker, Jessica Balbiani, Kelle Agassiz, Kevin Baker, Mary Cooper, Megan Gilchrist, Nathaniel Essex, Nikolaus Landdeck, Sean Erickson, Shoko Nelson, Spencer Johnson, Taylor Lundeen, Trevor Simpkins and Walter Bennett

Renton: Chad Dewan, Charles Herzog, Christopher Ohlinger, Stefan Richardson and Stephen Carras

Sammamish: Camille Gomez, Christopher Martin, Courtney Johnston, Erika Ikstrums, Jacob Hamilton, Jeffrey Discolo, Mike Brewster and Tyler Woods

Western Washington University student Teresa Micheletti, daughter of Joe and Tami Micheletti, of Issaquah, received a $1,250 Margaret Green Siegley scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to incoming theatre arts students.

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Issaquah School District schools welcome new principals

July 10, 2012

The Issaquah School District is welcoming several new faces this month.

Superintendent Steve Rasmussen recently announced the arrival of three new principals. Starting July 1, Michael Schiehser took over at Tiger Mountain Community High School, Tod Wood started at Clark Elementary School and Stacy Cho took the helm at Beaver Lake Middle School.

Schiehser began his career teaching high school science in Southern California and is a national board certified teacher. He joined the Mercer Island School District in 2005 as an associate principal at Mercer Island High School.

He has also served as the director of instruction and assessment and secondary learning support, before moving to his current position as director of teaching and learning, which includes the responsibility of serving as the primary instructional leader at Mercer Island High School.

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