Bullets aim for national title

July 23, 2015

By Lennon Lo The Northwest Bullets, a Seattle-based select fastpitch team, qualified for two national tournaments this summer. It will compete at the American Softball Association 18-and-under Gold Nationals, July 19-25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and at the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals, Aug. 1-8 in Huntington Beach, California. The team includes six players from the Issaquah School District: Liberty High School’s Kendall Kauzlarich; Skyline High School’s Camille Goo and Lauren Lo; and Issaquah High School’s Tatum Dow, Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson.

By Lennon Lo
The Northwest Bullets, a Seattle-based select fastpitch team, qualified for two national tournaments this summer. It will compete at the American Softball Association 18-and-under Gold Nationals, July 19-25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and at the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals, Aug. 1-8 in Huntington Beach, California. The team includes six players from the Issaquah School District: Liberty High School’s Kendall Kauzlarich; Skyline High School’s Camille Goo and Lauren Lo; and Issaquah High School’s Tatum Dow, Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson.

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Students accepted into aerospace scholars summer residency

July 16, 2015

The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that the following local students will participate in one of the three WAS Summer Residency sessions held in July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle:

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Rotary Club of Issaquah awards scholarships

July 9, 2015

By Greg Farrar Issaquah Rotary Club scholarships totaling $12,000 were presented to three seniors during the annual scholarship luncheon held May 26 at Tibbetts Manor. Scholarship committee co-chairs Maryanne Johanson and Bob Harrison stand with (from center) Hannah Balducci, Issaquah High School; Nick Peters, Tiger Mountain Community High School; and Signe Stroming, Liberty High School, who each were awarded $4,000. The program seeks to assist and encourage high school seniors to pursue a post-secondary education with an emphasis on service to the community, with criteria for selection including academic achievement, character, integrity and service in school and community affairs, and commitment to making a difference.

By Greg Farrar
Issaquah Rotary Club scholarships totaling $12,000 were presented to three seniors during the annual scholarship luncheon held May 26 at Tibbetts Manor. Scholarship committee co-chairs Maryanne Johanson and Bob Harrison stand with (from center) Hannah Balducci, Issaquah High School; Nick Peters, Tiger Mountain Community High School; and Signe Stroming, Liberty High School, who each were awarded $4,000. The program seeks to assist and encourage high school seniors to pursue a post-secondary education with an emphasis on service to the community, with criteria for selection including academic achievement, character, integrity and service in school and community affairs, and commitment to making a difference.

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Acting on a director’s passion — Liberty graduate Alex Bell shoots first feature film

July 9, 2015

Newcastle native Alex Bell first caught the filmmaking bug as a student at Liberty High School.

Contributed Alex Bell (right) mans the camera as he shoots scenes for his film ‘Superior.’ Bell, a Newcastle native and Liberty graduate, is a producer and the director of cinematography on the project.

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Alex Bell (right) mans the camera as he shoots scenes for his film ‘Superior.’ Bell, a Newcastle native and Liberty graduate, is a producer and the director of cinematography on the project.

The 2009 Liberty graduate went on to produce video highlights of the Patriots’ sports teams and a video for the school administration, titled “A Day in the Life at Liberty.”

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College News

June 25, 2015

Graduates

Emma O’Melia, of Issaquah, graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Magna Cum Laude.

Michael Payant, a 2012 Liberty High School graduate, graduated June 19 Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois.

Kellyn Beeck, of Issaquah, earned a Master’s of Science in computer information systems from Boston University, in Boston, Massachusetts, in May.

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Issaquah, Liberty, Tiger Mountain Graduations

June 23, 2015

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Off The Press — Sports coverage gets a much-needed boost

June 17, 2015

Our readership has surely noticed that local sports coverage hasn’t been the same since Bob Taylor left The Issaquah Press a few years ago.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

Just like every other business, money dictates how we do things, and we’ve had to cut back on reporting staff and editorial space. It’s unfortunate, because the people and organizations who comprise our communities deserve better. I never knew Taylor, but from what I’ve heard, his work was greatly valued and proved irreplaceable after his retirement.

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Liberty students get more than $2.3 million in scholarships

June 17, 2015

Liberty High School and the Issaquah School District are grateful for the generosity of the community who contributed in part to more than $2.3 million in scholarships to Liberty’s class of 2015 as reported by students and their parents.

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Issaquah Women’s Club awards ‘Dream’ scholarships

June 10, 2015

The Issaquah Women’s Club has awarded three $1,000 “Follow Your Dreams” scholarships to graduating senior girls from the Issaquah School District.

These young women have shown dedication to their studies and communities, and a common desire to further their education after high school.

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Local high-schoolers earn nominations for 5th Avenue Theatre Awards

June 10, 2015

Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high school drama students dazzled audiences with their annual slate of performances this year.

They impressed judges, too, as evidenced by the full slate of 5th Avenue Theatre Awards nominations each school received.

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