January 26, 2010
Community center’s youth mentors shine
There’s nothing like wading into the frenetic craziness of more than 500 newly minted teenagers at districtwide middle school dances, like the one held Friday night at the Issaquah Community Center.
Hundreds of gyrating, cheering, talking kids crowd the dance floor. Rock and pop music is being played loudly enough to bust an eardrum. Rainbow and mirrored disco balls and strobes turn the darkened floor into a spectacular light show for the students. Music videos by their favorite bands generate screams that remind an older generation of Beatlemania!
It presents a timely opportunity to express appreciation to the people with Parks and Recreation, who put on events all year. Wonderful folks like Cathy Jones, Stephanie Shimek, Brian Berntsen and Ross Hoover have been working with kids as long as or longer than I’ve been working at The Press. Read more
December 15, 2009
The Rotary Club of Issaquah recently honored the following students as its students of the month for November:
School: Liberty High School
Category: Language arts
Parents: Sharon Hopkins and Doug Bolgiano
Sponsoring teacher: Kris Daughters
Achievements: Advanced Placement Scholar Award, 3.91 grade point average, seven AP classes taken, PTSA Reflections finalist in literature, co-editor in chief of Patriot Press
April 21, 2009
Brian Comer, 15, of Sammamish, aims for a basket from the free throw line April 18 during Hoops of Hope at the community center. Comer, an Eastside Catholic High School student, raised $500 in pledges, and was one of 70 participants who raised $3,500 for orphan sponsorships, and school and health construction projects in Africa, all for children impacted by AIDS. The Issaquah Youth Advisory Board, with districtwide middle and high school students, hosted the event. By Greg Farrar
April 6, 2009
Shooting hoops to save the world? It may sound too good to be true, but Hoops of Hope is coming to the Issaquah Community Center from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 18 and you can make difference. Read more