Outracing challenges

July 23, 2015

By Greg Farrar Cody Ramstad, a Station 73 firefighter with Eastside Fire & Rescue, waves the checkered flag for two gravity cars to start their run July 18 during the annual Challenge Series Race. The Rotary Club of Issaquah event gives co-drivers with disabilities the chance to have a free day of fun with able co-drivers.

By Greg Farrar
Cody Ramstad, a Station 73 firefighter with Eastside Fire & Rescue, waves the checkered flag for two gravity cars to start their run July 18 during the annual Challenge Series Race. The Rotary Club of Issaquah event gives co-drivers with disabilities the chance to have a free day of fun with able co-drivers.

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Issaquah Rotary Challenge Series Race

July 23, 2015

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Challenge Series race continues July 18

July 9, 2015

Life Enrichment Options, with the aid of the Rotary Clubs of Issaquah and Sammamish, present the 2015 Challenge Series Races.

The Issaquah race is July 18.

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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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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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Off The Press — Influence the Choice videos amaze, inspire

April 21, 2015

There were 11 winners, but if you ask me, everyone who entered the 2015 Influence The Choice Student Video Contest were winners.

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

In this year’s contest, from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, 260 students participated in producing 100 videos. Those entries represented 959 creating hours!

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Rotary’s Grape Escape returns bigger than ever

March 17, 2015

For the Rotary Club of Issaquah’s ninth annual Grape Escape, organizers didn’t see any need to fix what wasn’t broken.

“We’ve taken a proven formula and just reapplied it,” co-chairman Scott McKorkle said.

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Becky Gordon joins board of Life Enrichment Options

March 17, 2015

Becky Gordon, a longtime community volunteer, joined the Life Enrichment Options board in January, following two years of leading the Issaquah Outreach committee, an all-volunteer group that helps promote LEO in the greater Issaquah area.

Gordon has been active within the school system, serving as Issaquah Middle School PTSA president, the special needs chairwoman of the Issaquah Council PTSA and an art docent for the Issaquah School District Academy for Community Transition Program.

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Rotary Club honors students of the month

February 10, 2015

These seniors are Rotary Club of Issaquah Students of the Month.

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Rotary club honors students of the month

November 11, 2014

The following seniors were named Rotary Club of Issaquah Students of the Month for October 2014:

Christine Chappelle LHS, science

Christine Chappelle
LHS, science

Devon Cormier TMCHS, science

Devon Cormier
TMCHS, science

Nick Peters TMCHS, math

Nick Peters
TMCHS, math

Grant Rayfield LHS, math

Grant Rayfield
LHS, math

Jordan Raymond LHS, science

Jordan Raymond
LHS, science

Anne Robertson IHS, science

Anne Robertson
IHS, science

Andrew Violette IHS, math

Andrew Violette
IHS, math

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