June 17, 2014
In keeping with the tradition of previous years, this is the condensed, edited commencement speech I heard from a student or adult at graduation that, in my opinion, stood out from the rest. Enjoy!
— Greg Farrar
Tom Haff, Faculty Speaker
Issaquah High School
Hey, gang. This is going to be really hard for me, because they only gave me six minutes.
Let’s say that you stepped outside of Key Arena and you traveled close to the speed of light, like 99.99999 percent the speed of light, for those six minutes, and you came back still wearing your cap and gown. But the earth’s clock will have gone by for 10 years. I calculated those.
December 26, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 26, 2013
Issaquah grad IDs most distant galaxy ever detected
Issaquah High School freshman Colin Robitaille took off his shoe and thrust it into the hands of guest speaker Steven Finkelstein.
“Here, sign it,” Robitaille said as he forked over a black Sharpie.
Finkelstein, a 1999 Issaquah graduate, doesn’t often get autograph requests, much less one on a shoe, but that’s not to say he shouldn’t have fans clamoring for his signature.
The University of Texas astronomy professor recently made history with his discovery of the most distant and oldest galaxy ever detected.