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.
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.
August 7, 2012
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.
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.
April 24, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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
July 19, 2011
Local students make WSU honor roll
The following students were recently named to Washington State University’s president’s honor roll for the 2011 spring semester. To qualify, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine graded hours in a single term and earn a grade point average of 3.75 or earn a 3.5 cumulative grade point average based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work.
June 28, 2011
Skyline grad overcomes Tommy John surgery, gets drafted by Florida Marlins
The excruciating pain in his elbow was matched by the agonizing ache in his heart. Adrian Sampson thought his baseball career might be over two years ago. Read more