Community news roundup — schools, high school, college, dean’s lists, scholarships

August 26, 2014

National Merit Scholarship

Five local high school seniors are among its collegiate-sponsored winners for the 2014 scholarship program of the National Merit Scholarship Corp.:

  • Catherine Ball, Issaquah High School, is pursuing a degree in computer programming at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
  • Grant Vaska, Issaquah High School, will attend Washington University in St. Louis, Minn.
  • Kathleen Park, of Sammamish, will pursue a degree in communications at Wheaton College near Chicago.
  • Shanchen Pu, of Sammamish, will pursue a degree in medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
  • Nikila Vinugopal, of Sammamish, will pursue a career in dance at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

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Students graduate from Oregon State University

July 15, 2014

Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Ore., announced its graduates for spring 2014 including:

Issaquah: Joseph Camporeale, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management; Carly Cassidy, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences; Jillian Clark, Master of Arts in English; Thomas Day, Master of Science in chemistry; and Caitlin Eddy, Bachelor of Science in public health.

Newcastle: Jocelyn McNeil, Bachelor of Science in economics.

Preston: Megan Smith, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences.

Sammamish: Eli Elder, Bachelor of Science in computer science; Kyla Krueger, Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences; Melisa Magnuson, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management; Erik McClure, Bachelor of Science in construction engineering management; and Ashley McLaughlin, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management.

 

CoCoRaHS observers track rain gain

October 23, 2012

After an unseasonably nice September with pleasant skies, the rain has arrived just in time to remind locals that they live in the Pacific Northwest.

As the wet season picks up, the Office of the Washington State Climatologist at the University of Washington is seeking rainfall observers to join more than 300 volunteers across the state that measure rainfall totals through the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, more commonly called CoCoRaHS.

CoCoRaHS is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers who work together to map and measure precipitation in their local communities.

“Their reports are useful for weather forecasters, climatologists, city utilities, hydrologists, and researchers, among others,” said Karin Bumbaco, the Washington state CoCoRaHS coordinator.

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College News

October 9, 2012

Student graduates from Gonzaga

Chelsea Stone, of Sammamish, recently graduated from Gonzaga University with a biology degree.

This fall, Stone will pursue a master’s degree in public health from Drexel University, in Philadelphia. The Issaquah High School graduate is the daughter John Stone and Patti Enos, of Sammamish.

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Wedding: Fredrickson, Moore

August 7, 2012

Mitchell Moore
and Noelle Fredrickson

Noelle Fredrickson, originally from Issaquah, and Mitchell Moore, of Denver, were married Aug. 4, 2012, at Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley. The Rev. Chuck Palluck officiated.

The newlyweds honeymooned at Waikiki, Hawaii.

The bride is the daughter of Mark and Mary Fredrickson, of Issaquah. Her bridal attendants were Michelle Fredrickson, Monica Fredrickson, Andrea Fredrickson, Christine Buffalow, Jamie Miller, Alicia Thomas, Kate Kuhn and Victoria Moore.

Noelle is a 2004 graduate of Liberty High School. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce in statistics and operations management in 2008 at McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, and a Master’s of Science in statistics and operations research Oregon State University in 2011. She works at Frontier Airlines as a revenue management analyst.

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College News

July 17, 2012

Students receive scholarships

The following local students received scholarships from the University of Idaho for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Issaquah: Alicia Hensen, Carly Overton, David Erickson, Jeffrey Crocker, Jessica Balbiani, Kelle Agassiz, Kevin Baker, Mary Cooper, Megan Gilchrist, Nathaniel Essex, Nikolaus Landdeck, Sean Erickson, Shoko Nelson, Spencer Johnson, Taylor Lundeen, Trevor Simpkins and Walter Bennett

Renton: Chad Dewan, Charles Herzog, Christopher Ohlinger, Stefan Richardson and Stephen Carras

Sammamish: Camille Gomez, Christopher Martin, Courtney Johnston, Erika Ikstrums, Jacob Hamilton, Jeffrey Discolo, Mike Brewster and Tyler Woods

Western Washington University student Teresa Micheletti, daughter of Joe and Tami Micheletti, of Issaquah, received a $1,250 Margaret Green Siegley scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to incoming theatre arts students.

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Rowan and Barbara Hinds celebrate 50th anniversary

April 24, 2012

Rowan and Barbara Hinds

Apparently they were no fools to marry on April 1, 1962!

Rowan and Barbara met at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., in 1960. Rowan was in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps, and upon graduation in 1962, he was commissioned a second lieutenant and they got married. Their honeymoon was a cross-country trip to Augusta, Ga., where he attended basic officer’s school at Fort Gordon.

After more schooling at Fort Monmouth, N.J., Rowan was sent to France, where Barb joined him a few months later. They spent one year in France followed by two years in Germany before returning to Corvallis, where Rowan obtained his master’s degree.

In 1967, they moved to Longview when Rowan took a position with Northern Pacific Railway Timberlands (now Plum Creek Timber), and Barbara concentrated on building their first home and raising their toddler with a second on the way.

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College News

April 10, 2012

Issaquah student wins academic team scholarship

Lake Washington Institute of Technology student Elizabeth Valdez, of Issaquah, received a scholarship at the All-Washington Academic Team competition in March.

In addition, Valdez was named the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar, receiving a $1,000 scholarship and bronze medallion from Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for community college students. She placed third out of 66 participating students and her name will appear in the April 23 edition of USA Today.

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College News

February 14, 2012

Issaquah student works to ban bottled water on college campus

Collin Morris, of Issaquah, recently co-produced a short documentary, “Tap That,” about the dangers of bottled water.

He has been sharing his views on public radio at Linfield College, in McMinnville, Ore., and is working to get the product banned from schools across the Pacific Northwest.

See the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdbMGiTJltM.

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College News

January 10, 2012

Local students make OSU honor roll

The following students were named to the Scholastic Honor Roll fall term at Oregon State University. To qualify, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of coursework and earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Issaquah: Sarah Jacobi and Devin O’Donnell

North Bend: Shanna Holland

Preston: Carter Michell

Renton: Sarah Baker, Lauren Sewell and Alexander Van

Sammamish: Kristin Nikaitani (4.0 average), Chris Dallas, Kyla Krueger and Ian Smith

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