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 grad heads to Cambodia with the Peace Corps

July 22, 2014

Scan through any English dictionary, or take the modern route and type it into Google, and the definition of idealism is along these lines: “the attitude of a person who believes that it is possible to live according to very high standards of behavior and honesty.”

Described mainly as a theory, idealism in practice is far easier said than done. But some people find it easier than others. Take Chelsea Stone, 23, for example.

After graduating from Gonzaga University in Spokane in 2012 with a degree in biology, the 2009 graduate of Issaquah High School continued her education at Drexel University in Philadelphia, receiving her master’s degree in public health, with specialties in biostatistics and epidemiology.

A lot of big words and hard work, but how does that make her an idealist?

Contributed As part of her master's thesis for Drexel University, Chelsea Stone worked in the Haitian community, gathering research regarding pediatric asthma.

As part of her master’s thesis for Drexel University, Chelsea Stone worked in the Haitian community, gathering research regarding pediatric asthma.

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Local students make deans’ lists

July 15, 2014

Matthew William Hjelm, of Issaquah, has been named to the dean’s list of Norwich University, in Northfield, Vt., for the spring 2014 semester.


Harper Guard and Emily Reams, of Sammamish, were named to the 2014 spring semester dean’s list at Carroll College in Helena, Mont.


The following residents were named to the dean’s list at Gonzaga University, in Spokane, for spring semester 2014:

Issaquah: Alanna Archer, Sophia Clausen, Devon Isner, Kirsten Solders and Emma Watanabe.

Renton: Alex LaFord and Saba Mateos

Newcastle: Katherine Palmer


Nauchelle Martinez and Carlene H. Chung, of Issaquah, along with Kaitlyn J. Tsutakawa, of Newcastle, were named to the dean’s list at Northeastern University, in Boston, for the spring semester 2014.


Elizabeth Ochs, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Alma College, in Alma, Mich., for the 2014 winter term.


Andria Scarcello, of Issaquah, made the dean’s list at Denison University, in Granville, Ohio, for the 2014 spring semester.


Joey Bradley and Alex Gruber, of Issaquah, were named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Conn., for the spring 2014 semester.


Erin E. Freeman and Nathalie E. Langlois, of Issaquah, along with Sydney A. Helton, of Sammamish, have been named to the dean’s list at Boston University, in Boston, for the spring 2014 semester.


Kjerstin Richards, of Renton, was named to the 2014 spring dean’s list at Midland University, in Fremont, Neb.


Liberty senior will run for the Redhawks

April 22, 2014

Liberty High School senior Collin Olson, of Newcastle, announced April 11 that he will run cross-country and track and field at Seattle University next year.

He was a member of coach Mike Smith’s historic cross-country team this year. The Liberty boys team made its first state appearance in school history last fall.

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February 19, 2013

Local students graduate from WWU

The following students graduated in the fall 2012 quarter at Western Washington University:

Issaquah: Devin Amrine, Sarah Beaulieu, Jeff Boser, Ryan Boser, Kian Farahani, Ryan Houser, Erika Monroe, Cory Rydell and Vinay Thakorial

Renton: Nicholas Kenney and Olivia Schach

Sammamish: Jeff Berky, Bryce Coffin, Jordan Gould, Jennifer Smith and Austin Strand

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October 9, 2012

Student graduates from Gonzaga

Chelsea Stone, of Sammamish, recently graduated from Gonzaga University with a biology degree.

This fall, Stone will pursue a master’s degree in public health from Drexel University, in Philadelphia. The Issaquah High School graduate is the daughter John Stone and Patti Enos, of Sammamish.

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Wedding: Sample, Farris

October 2, 2012

Lindsay Tillson Sample, of Issaquah, and Evan Wayne Farris, of Lake Forrest Park, were married Sept. 15, 2012, at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church.

Dr. Rev. Suzi Robertson and Rev. Fredrick Jessett officiated.

A reception followed at the Columbia Tower Club, in Seattle.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tillson Sample, of Baltimore, Md.

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Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club earns third in American Legion World Series

August 28, 2012

Brandon Mahovlich, Lakeside Recovery pitcher, throws against Pacific Tech Construction July 14 at Bannerwood Park during the regular season Brandy Pugh Memorial Tournament. By Greg Farrar

The Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club only lost two games in the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., both to the same pitcher. Genetically, that is.

Brooklawn’s twin phenoms Casey and Cody Brown held Lakeside in check in the two games, limiting the Bellevue team to two runs in their first meeting Aug. 19, and only three runs in the Aug. 21 semifinal game. Both games were one-run affairs.

“We ran into a tough left-hander, and they got the big hit when they needed it with two outs,” Lakeside head coach Rob Reese said. “We got our chances in the eighth inning and we only got one out of it. There’s not much room for error when you get to that level. You have to take advantage of your opportunities and we had a couple shots, but we just didn’t get it that day.”

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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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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

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