Youth board seeks members

May 18, 2010

The Issaquah Youth Advisory Board is accepting applications from fifth- through 11th-grade students.

The board helps plan student events, joins discussions and lectures about city policies, as well as state and national politics and initiatives on teen issues.

Home-schooled and private school students are also representatives on the board.

Applications are due May 28; board members will serve during the next school year. Apply here.

City seeks youth board applicants

May 4, 2010

City leaders seek tweens and teens to serve on the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board. The panel aims to foster advocacy, community service and youth representation on local boards and committees.

Students in grades six through 12 who live within the Issaquah School District boundaries can apply for the board.

Find the application at the city website,, and follow the link for “Boards & Commissions” to “Issaquah Youth Advisory Board.” Apply by May 28. Contact city Recreation Coordinator Cathy Jones at 837-3300 or to learn more.

Issaquah Rotary honors students of the month

March 16, 2010

The Rotary Club of Issaquah recently honored the following seniors as its students of the month for February. Read more

Rotary honors top students

February 16, 2010

The Rotary Club of Issaquah honored the following seniors as its students of the month for January. Read more

Off The Press

January 26, 2010

Community center’s youth mentors shine

Greg Farrar Press photographer

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

Rotary honors top seniors

December 15, 2009

The Rotary Club of Issaquah recently honored the following students as its students of the month for November:

Allison Bolgiano

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

Read more

Hoopin’ for charity

April 21, 2009

hoops-hope-giving-copybBrian 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

Hoopsters: sink shots to prevent AIDS

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

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