October 22, 2015
NEW — 1:35 p.m Oct. 22, 2015
There are only seven schools in the Seattle area that have integrated Gaelic football into their physical-education classes, said Terry Lynch, and that fact helped put many eyes on Skyline High School during Irish President Michael Higgins’ visit to the area this week.
Lynch, who works with the North American County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association, has helped spread the world about sports like Gaelic football and hurling that aren’t commonly played in the United States. Read more
September 30, 2015
NEW — 4:14 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
September 28, 2015
NEW — 3:11 p.m. Sept. 28, 2015
For Anthony Humay, more than three years of hard work is finally coming to fruition as he prepares to start the next phase of his company, Midzy, a website that bills itself as a “YouTube for polls.”
Humay, an Eastlake High School senior, founded Midzy when he was 13 and has designed most of the site himself. The website, which he calls a “social polling platform,” is now generating more than 10,000 hits per month, figures Humay hopes will push the business to new heights.
September 21, 2015
NEW — 12:27 p.m., Sept. 21, 2015
Skyline High School senior Danny Sinatro couldn’t have wished for a better birthday present than the one he got Sept. 18. Read more
September 16, 2015
The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2878 recently awarded scholarships in its 16th annual program for high school seniors based on their community service/volunteer activities.
September 8, 2015
NEW — 4:17 p.m., Sept. 8, 2015
The Strong4Sam Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports innovative research for pediatric cancer treatment, will be holding a fundraiser at Skyline High School’s Sept. 18 football game. Read more
September 3, 2015
NEW — 10:42 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015
According to the Washington State Department of Health, between two and three youths ages 15-24 commit suicide every week in Washington state.
“The last three years have been some of the hardest years of my ministry when we saw several young people take their lives,” Nick Pringle, pastor of student ministries at Pine Lake Covenant Church for nearly 10 years, says in a Facebook video. “Each year in America, there are over 1 million attempts of suicide, and that’s too many.”
For the second year, teens from Issaquah and Sammamish will join the national movement for National Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10 and wear “You Matter” T-shirts to school that day.
September 3, 2015
NEW — 10:09 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015
The Skyline High School football team will have to move another home game due to construction on its new stadium stands.
The school announced Aug. 29 that the Spartans will play their Sept. 18 game against Mount Si at Eastlake High School.
August 21, 2015
NEW — 1:40 p.m. Aug. 21, 2015
The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 24th concert season with a musical romp across the world.
“Expanding Horizons,” the first in the group’s nine-concert lineup, features music crafted in celebration of countries other than the writers’ own homelands.
The program includes George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” and Malcolm Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances,” which the orchestra describes as “musical picture-postcards of their composers’ travels.”
Audiences have two chances to catch “Expanding Horizons,” which is also set to feature a guest appearance by regionally renowned violinist Jae-In Shin. Read more
July 29, 2015
NEW — 10:45 a.m. July 29, 2015
Seated at the piano in the living room of her Sammamish home, Ananya Goparaju’s fingers fly across the keys, creating chords and melodies that evoke feelings of a walk through the Himalayan countryside or the busy streets of Bombay.
Goparaju, 12, has taken piano lessons for nearly seven years. She’s not only proficient but is also an emerging prodigy in the world of Indian classical music. She recorded her first album last year and next week, she’ll be the opening act for one of the genre’s most recognized artists at his concert in Bellevue.