Skyline, Liberty stadiums move closer to reality

January 20, 2015

The long-awaited Skyline High School stadium improvement plan may be closer to reality, after the Issaquah School Board received an update at its Jan. 14 meeting.

Steve Crawford, the Issaquah School District’s director of capital projects, told board members the bidding process for potential contractors on the stadium construction projects at both Skyline and Liberty high schools would open this week.

The Skyline project, budgeted at nearly $6.5 million, was approved by voters in an April 2012 bond measure. Since, members of the school’s football boosters club have criticized the project, saying school district officials aren’t interested in an alternate design that would have a concrete grandstand and increased storage space, and be more cost-effective.

Construction, scheduled to last a few months, has been delayed multiple times, including twice in the past year. Read more

Seniors use their business smarts to help charities

January 13, 2015

When Arjun Narayan began researching search engine concepts, he discovered the humongous profits he could tap into.

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School seniors (from left) Parker Ciambrone, Arjun Narayan and Justin Zhong have collaborated to create Fundify, a search engine that donates 70 percent of its profits to charities.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School seniors (from left) Parker Ciambrone, Arjun Narayan and Justin Zhong have collaborated to create Fundify, a search engine that donates 70 percent of its profits to charities.

Google alone makes about $50 billion per year from advertising, money that trickles in from millions of online searches taking place every day.

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High School Sports Start the New Year

January 13, 2015

Skyline High School Red Cross Club has Jan. 12 fundraiser

December 23, 2014

During the holidays, it’s important to be thankful for everything you have and remember there are people less fortunate than you. It’s important to remember to give back.

Noela Lu Skyline High School

Noela Lu
Skyline High School

Skyline High School’s Red Cross Club is holding a fundraiser Jan. 12 to raise money for the Red Cross Measles & Rubella Initiative. The initiative essentially raises money for children and families in Africa — who don’t necessarily have access to immediate health care — to allow them to get measles and rubella vaccinations.

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Area athletes chosen as all-conference picks

November 26, 2014

KingCo Conference coaches recently announced their all-conference selections for all sports during the 2014 fall season. Listed below are the selections from Issaquah, Skyline and Liberty high schools.

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Defensive MVP: Cameron Saffle, Skyline

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Mental health services offered at schools

November 26, 2014

The Oct. 24 school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has raised awareness of the importance of mental health services offered at schools.

Noela Lu Skyline         High School

Noela Lu
Skyline
High School

“While school shootings are rare, we do have to prepare for the possibility,” Issaquah School District Superintendent Ron Thiele wrote in an email to parents.

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Vote for Skyline grad in national baking contest

November 19, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 19, 2014

Megan Gilkey Beimer, a 2001 graduate of Skyline High School, is a finalist in the 47th annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest.

Beimer, who now lives in Alexandria, Va., won the Weekend Breakfast Wows category at a Nashville competition for her Chocolate Doughnut Poppers recipe. The contest was based on taste, appearance, creativity and crowd appeal.

Vote here for the $1 million grand-prize winner until Dec. 2. The Pillsbury website has Beimer’s biography and a YouTube demonstration of how to create Chocolate Doughnut Poppers, a baked treat with a gooey chocolate center and a nut-dipped glaze.

Beimer and the three other finalists will appear Dec. 2 on the ABC show, “The Chew,” and the winner will be announced on the show the following day.

Afraid no more — courage, strength define Issaquah’s Fight the Fear event

November 18, 2014

Issaquah High School junior Aanya Nigam is done being silent.

By Greg Farrar One of 20 students from the audience onstage takes her turn in a demonstration gouging an assailant’s ‘eyes’ with thumbs on a blue foam block held by Karin Walen, Issaquah High School art teacher.

By Greg Farrar
One of 20 students from the audience onstage takes her turn in a demonstration gouging an assailant’s ‘eyes’ with thumbs on a blue foam block held by Karin Walen, Issaquah High School art teacher.

She’s done feeling fear, embarrassment and shame for a past incident that doesn’t deserve it, and she’s intent on speaking up, so others know they don’t have to experience those emotions.

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Tia Hedman wins poetry slam

November 18, 2014

About 50 people attended the fifth annual Issaquah Teen Poetry Slam to hear teens express themselves.

Some entrants in the contest read original poems; others shared works from their favorite poets.

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Fight The Fear Issaquah School District Event

November 17, 2014

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