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

Road to recovery ends with beauty school honors

February 2, 2010

Makenna Converse (right) works some hairstyling artistry with a curling iron and hairspray for fellow student Catrina Hull at Evergreen Beauty College in Bellevue. By Greg Farrar

Two years ago, Makenna Converse was 16, living on her own after being asked to leave home because she was expelled from school and addicted to alcohol.

“My parents went through a rough divorce,” the now sober 17-year-old said. “I didn’t know how to handle it, so I started getting myself into trouble. I’d drink and do other things to myself to make it go away.” Read more