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
June 21, 2011
Lauren Baba earns Fulbright scholarship
Lauren Baba, of Issaquah, has earned a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to study at the Centre for Aboriginal Health Research at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., Canada.
Baba’s research emphasis is on health outcomes for aboriginal populations in Canada and the United States.
The Issaquah High School 2007 valedictorian recently graduated from Houston’s Rice University with a health sciences and policy studies degree.
She plans to pursue post-graduate degrees in public health, public policy or indigenous studies. Her long-term goal is to work as a community health consultant for American Indian tribes or to make health policy at the federal level.
June 21, 2011
Marlena Norwood accepted to UC Berkeley summer program
Eastside Catholic High School junior Marlena Norwood was accepted into the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine and Health Care at University of California, Berkeley.
In the 10-day conference, students will witness how to suture and perform a craniotomy demonstration, practice drilling into model skulls, participate in simulated clinical rounds and determine the identity of mystery “outbreak” diseases. They’ll also visit with physicians and researchers.
April 12, 2011
Local students make OSU honor roll
The following students have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for winter term at Oregon State University. To qualify, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.
Issaquah: 3.5 grade-point average or better: Joseph Camporeale, Devin O’Donnell and Sarah Roberts
Newcastle: 3.5 GPA or better: Jocelyn McNeil
Sammamish: 4.0 average: Kristin N. Nikaitani
Sammamish resident makes Gonzaga president’s list
Evan I. Bull, of Sammamish, earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for the 2010 fall semester. The president’s list requires students to earn a 3.7 to 4.0 GPA for the semester.
December 28, 2010
Student makes OSU honor roll
Kristin N. Nikaitani, a freshman student from Sammamish studying merchandising management, was recently named to the Scholastic Honor Roll with a straight-A average for the fall term at Oregon State University.
To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.