Overall winner — ‘Life is Beautiful’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Trevor Thacker-Beach won the overall prize, along with a $1,ooo grand prize, in the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition’s annual Influence the Choice video contest. Learn more about the contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Alcohol category (first place) — ‘Remember’

April 22, 2015

Liberty High School student Anna Woldstad earned first place in the alcohol category for this video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Alcohol category (second place) — ‘Influence the Choice: Alcohol’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Evan Minicucci earned second place in the alcohol category for this video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Alcohol category (third place) — ‘Influence the Choice: Alcohol’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School students Terrence Steenman and Frank Sparling earned third place in the alcohol category for this video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Marijuana category (first place) — ‘Dare’

April 22, 2015

Liberty High School student Ashton Herrild earned first place in the marijuana category for this “Dare” video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Marijuana category (second place) — ‘Influence the Choice Marijuana’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Autumn Maddux earned second place in the marijuana category for this “Influence the Choice Marijuana” video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Marijuana category (third place) — “Artificial Happiness”

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Bennett Lees earned third place in the marijuana category for this “Artificial Happiness” video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Prescription drugs category (first place) — ‘Hooked’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Jeremy Millar earned first place in the prescription drugs category for his “Hooked” video.

Issaquah’s annual cleanup day is Saturday

April 21, 2015

Members of the Downtown Issaquah Association have learned over the years that as clean as the city looks, there’s still a need to tidy up after a careless few.

Thus, the association’s annual effort to pick up trash in the downtown corridor has grown into a more encompassing event — the third annual, citywide Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day.

The cleanup is from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. The beautification project has grown past the length of Front Street to include: Read more

Off The Press — Influence the Choice videos amaze, inspire

April 21, 2015

There were 11 winners, but if you ask me, everyone who entered the 2015 Influence The Choice Student Video Contest were winners.

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

In this year’s contest, from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, 260 students participated in producing 100 videos. Those entries represented 959 creating hours!

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