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
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
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.
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.
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.”
February 14, 2012
At least in front of a reporter, Violet Eck didn’t have much to say on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
Eck celebrated the day with family Feb. 7 at the Spiritwood at Pine Lake retirement community in Issaquah. She was born in 1912 in Spokane, though she has lived in this area for a number of years.
Asked if she had anything to say to a reporter, Eck had a quick comeback that drew big laughs from family members.
“No,” Eck said, “I don’t tell those things.”
Nevertheless, her oldest, Steven Ek, told his mom’s story nicely.
While still in high school, Eck was offered a debate scholarship to Washington State University. But the Great Depression interrupted her college plans at least for a while. There simply was no money, Ek said, to pay for his mother’s living expenses had she gone to school.
By the way, you might have noticed the elder Eck and her sons spell their names differently. There are at least two stories as to why Violet Eck added an extra consonant to her last name.
February 14, 2012
Issaquah student works to ban bottled water on college campus
Collin Morris, of Issaquah, recently co-produced a short documentary, “Tap That,” about the dangers of bottled water.
He has been sharing his views on public radio at Linfield College, in McMinnville, Ore., and is working to get the product banned from schools across the Pacific Northwest.
See the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdbMGiTJltM.
January 10, 2012
Local students make OSU honor roll
The following students were named to the Scholastic Honor Roll fall term at Oregon State University. To qualify, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of coursework and earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average.
Issaquah: Sarah Jacobi and Devin O’Donnell
North Bend: Shanna Holland
Preston: Carter Michell
Renton: Sarah Baker, Lauren Sewell and Alexander Van
Sammamish: Kristin Nikaitani (4.0 average), Chris Dallas, Kyla Krueger and Ian Smith
November 16, 2011
NEW — 12:05 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011
Former Skyline High School star Jake Heaps, who lost the starting quarterback job at Brigham Young University a few weeks ago, came off the bench Nov. 12 and led the Cougars to a 42-7 victory against Idaho.
Heaps, replacing injured Riley Nelson in the first quarter, completed 15 of 20 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Nelson was forced to the sidelines because of a chest injury.
In the first quarter Heaps directed a nine-play, 78-yard scoring drive by hitting three of three passes.
Heaps will start Saturday in a home game against New Mexico State. This will be his first start since Sept. 30 against Utah State. He started the first five games before Nelson was given the No. 1 job.
November 8, 2011
NEW — 11:50 a.m. Nov. 8, 2011
Kate Deines and Kristin Maris, former standout soccer players for Issaquah High School, both have earned academic honors this fall for their respective college teams.
Deines, a senior midfielder for the University of Washington, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII second team. Deines has a 3.73 grade point average and is a communications major.
Maris, a sophomore at Western Washington University, was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference academic all-star team. She has a 3.78 grade point average and is a physical education major.
On Oct. 29 Maris scored both Western goals as the Vikings defeated Western Oregon 2-0. She also had a goal when the Vikings defeated Saint Martin’s 2-0 Oct. 27.