Eagles soar to record heights

February 25, 2014

Issaquah takes second at state swim meet behind win in 200-relay

By Greg Farrar The Issaquah High School swim team, including coach Laura Halter (center) jumps, claps and yells as the team is given second place in state 3A with a score of 171 points.

By Greg Farrar
The Issaquah High School swim team, including coach Laura Halter (center) jumps, claps and yells as the team is given second place in state 3A with a score of 171 points.

Four members of the Issaquah High School swim team approached coach Laura Halter at the beginning of the season and told her they were going to do something special this year.

Gabe Florsheim, Ben Nussbaum, Henry Pratt and Jason Klein informed her that they would win the state’s 200-yard medley relay, and they’d do it in dramatic fashion.

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Soaring with Eagles

June 11, 2013

Autistic youth earns Scouting’s highest honor

With a combination of courage and a bit of help from friends, anything is possible.

Just ask Jason Callans, a freshman at Issaquah High School. The 15-year-old was diagnosed with autism at age 3 yet is thriving in a variety of activities among his peers.

By Justin Lester Jason Callans, a member of Boy Scout Troop 69, shows the certificate awarding his accomplishment of earning Eagle Scout honor.

By Justin Lester
Jason Callans, a member of Boy Scout Troop 69, shows the certificate awarding his accomplishment of earning Eagle Scout honor.

Jason’s most recent achievement is one he has been working toward for nearly a decade. In March, he was awarded the Eagle Scout badge, representing the highest possible rank for a Boy Scout.

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