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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College News

July 10, 2012

Local students earn scholarships

Western Washington University student Hayley Beck, daughter of David and Carol Beck of Bellevue, has accepted an $8,793 Mildred M. Bain Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year at Western Washington University, in Bellingham. Beck graduated from Issaquah High School in 2011 and is majoring in science education.

Benjamin Crowther, son of David and Mary Crowther, of Bellingham, received a $1,000 WWU Associated Students Diversity Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. Crowther, a 2009 graduate of Skyline High School, is a senior with a 3.6 grade point average and is working toward a degree in Queer Identity as Shaped by Legal and Ethical Discourse in the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

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College News

July 3, 2012

Local students graduate from college

Jillian Abendroth and Lindsay McCallister, of Issaquah, and Katherine Eastham, of Renton, all recently graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees from Whitworth University, in Spokane.

Wesley Carter, of Renton, graduated May 20 from Clark University, in Worcester, Mass., with a Master of Arts in international development and social change.

The following students graduated June 12 from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pa.:

  • Renton: Matthew Goodrich, Master of Business Administration
  • Sammamish: Jillian Neary, Bachelor of Arts with high honors

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College News

June 19, 2012

Local students graduate

Stephanie Matza, of Sammamish, recently graduated from the School of Science and Engineering with a Master of Science at Tulane University, in New Orleans.

Samuel Pfeifer, the son of Cindy and Jerry Pfeifer, of Issaquah, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Amy Jackson, a 2003 graduate of Skyline High School, graduated from Willamette University’s joint degree graduate program on May 13, earning a Juris Doctorate and master’s in business administration. Read more

College News

June 12, 2012

Jillian Nichols receives P.E.O. STAR scholarship

Jillian Nichols, a senior at Eastside Catholic High School, received a $2,500 P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.

Nichols, the daughter of Jeff and Kay Nichols, of Issaquah, has been accepted to and will attend Marquette University, where she plans to study sociology and women’s studies.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success.

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College News

May 8, 2012

Local student receives scholarships from WSU

Deven Tokuno, the daughter of Darla and Rik Tokuno, of Bellevue, was awarded a $1,000 April Seehafer Scholarship and a $1,500 Basil and Ella Jerard Scholarship by the Washington State University Department of English.

The April Seehafer Scholarship is given to undergraduate women majoring in composition, professional writing or literary studies, who are of sophomore standing or above, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

The Basil and Ella Jerard Scholarship is given to outstanding, full-time English majors who demonstrate financial need and merit.

Tokuno graduated from Issaquah High School in 2009 and plans to graduate from WSU in May with a degree in English and zoology. She is the Student Bookstore Corp. vice chairwoman, president of the Student Alumni Ambassadors and the chief editor for the Landscapers Literary Journal.

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College News

March 6, 2012

EWU honors local student

Anthony Austin-Walker, a history and humanities major from Issaquah, recently received the Eastern Washington University Library Award.

During a Feb. 28 ceremony, Austin-Walker received a check for $250 as well as travel expenses to attend the 2012 NCUR Conference March 29-31 in Ogden, Utah.

The NCUR Library Award recognizes and encourages student research and creative projects that incorporate library resources.

At the conference, Austin- Walker will present his paper, “Slave Life Cycles: Comparing Slavery in Ancient Greece and Rome.”

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