The art of philanthrophy

August 20, 2013

Skyline grad uses art to pay it forward

Karan Sunil’s infatuation with art began at an early age, and he’s developed his gifts to the point where one of the most prestigious schools in the country wants him to study there.

Sunil, who graduated from Skyline High School in June, will soon be headed to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he plans to work toward an art production career in film or television.

Contributed Artist Karan Sunil (right) shows off his ‘Seattle Nightscape’ piece alongside Bipasha Mukherjee, who bought the painting during Sunil’s charity art show at Sammamish City Hall on Aug. 3.

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Artist Karan Sunil (right) shows off his ‘Seattle Nightscape’ piece alongside Bipasha Mukherjee, who bought the painting during Sunil’s charity art show at Sammamish City Hall on Aug. 3.

“I don’t know yet whether that’s animation, whether that’s storyboarding or character design,” he said. “That’s something I’ll have to discover and figure out.”

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KingCo Conference 4A gets new look

January 24, 2012

The KingCo Conference 4A will have a new look next fall after the league’s two divisions — the Crest and the Crown — were recently shuffled.

The Northshore and Lake Washington school districts have been paired in the Crown Division, while the schools in the Issaquah School District and Seattle Public Schools were placed in the Crest Division. Newport, the league’s only member from the Bellevue School District, was also placed in the Crest.

In the new alignment, the Crest consists of Skyline, Issaquah, Newport, Garfield, Roosevelt and Ballard. The Crown consists of Bothell, Woodinville, Inglemoor, Redmond and Eastlake.

Because of the alteration, longtime rivals Skyline and Eastlake will no longer meet in football every year.

The conference shuffle could make the Crest Division very tough in boys basketball.

“It means there will be six schools with real good programs,” Griffith said. “A lot of coaches are hoping the league will change its format for the tournament.”

However, based on their recent successes, Skyline and Issaquah football teams figure to dominate the Crest.

Controversial math textbooks recommended to school board

March 16, 2010

Issaquah School District officials presented a recommendation to adopt Key Curriculum Press’ Discovering Mathematics curriculum to the Issaquah School Board March 10. Read more

Committee sticks with same math curriculum recommendation

February 16, 2010

The Issaquah School District’s Instructional Materials Committee voted Feb. 11 to recommend school board members purchase the Discovering Mathematics textbooks to replace its aging textbooks. Read more