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.

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Noela Lu
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“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

Fans of Halloween

November 4, 2014

Skyline High School cheerleaders, marching band members and student fans fully embraced the Halloween spirit in a variety of superhero, video game, animal and Sesame Street character costumes for a festive time Oct. 31 during the Spartans’ football game against Eastlake.

Skyline High School cheerleaders, marching band members and student fans fully embraced the Halloween spirit in a variety of superhero, video game, animal and Sesame Street character costumes for a festive time Oct. 31 during the Spartans’ football game against Eastlake.

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Skyline senior attains Eagle honor with Scout troop

October 28, 2014

Most boys who enter the world of Scouting will make a lot of fond memories and learn many valuable lessons, but fewer than one in 10 will accomplish what Jonathan Chriest is doing this weekend.

Jonathan Chriest

Jonathan Chriest

At a Nov. 2 Court of Honor ceremony at The Plateau Club, the Skyline High School senior will receive his Eagle Scout rank from the Boy Scouts of America.

The National Eagle Scout Association estimates about 2.25 million boys have attained the honor since 1912, which might seem like a lot until learning that number represents only 5 percent of all Scouts.

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Joshua Jancola enrolls at Wheaton College

October 28, 2014

Joshua Jancola, a graduate of Skyline High School, began studying at Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Illinois.

Iran-born local competes for Miss Washington USA

October 14, 2014

Elena Tavakoli, 26, Miss Issaquah Plateau USA 2014, is competing for 2015 Miss Washington USA, the state pageant qualifier to Miss USA.

Elena Tavakoli

Elena Tavakoli

This is Tavakoli’s first pageant. She said she hopes to inspire others to get outside their comfort zone.

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