Issaquah students accepted into Teach for America

August 14, 2015

NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 14, 2015

Three recent graduates from Issaquah have been accepted into Teach for America’s 2015 teaching corps.

The students are Brandon Boyd, a 2011 graduate of Skyline High School and a 2015 graduate of University of Washington; Max Sugarman, a 2010 graduate of Issaquah High School and a 2014 graduate of University of Washington; and Kelsey Smith a 2011 graduate of Eastlake High School and a 2015 graduate of Seattle University.

Teach For America is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for students in low-income communities. Corps members commit to teach in high-need urban or rural public schools and become lifelong advocates for educational equity.

The trio joins a network of 50,000 corps members and alumni working alongside parents, principals and communities for positive change.

To learn more about Teach for America, go to www.teachforamerica.org.

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Pacific Learning Academy hires new marketing coordinator

July 31, 2015

NEW — 2 p.m. July 31, 2015

Pacific Learning Academy recently hired Krista Wood as its new marketing and community relations coordinator.

Krista Wood

Krista Wood

Wood, of Issaquah, will be responsible for driving Pacific Learning Academy’s marketing efforts and building a connection with local families and businesses throughout the Greater Eastside community.

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Skyline students earn scholarships from True Martial Arts studio

July 29, 2015

NEW — 5:18 p.m. July 29, 2015

True Martial Arts in Sammamish recently announced four recipients of its 2015 Senior Scholarship awards.

Each student received $700 for college expenses by showing outstanding leadership and attaining high achievements at the studio. They were required to teach other students for at least two years, earn their Black Belt and train consistently.

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Students accepted into aerospace scholars summer residency

July 16, 2015

The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that the following local students will participate in one of the three WAS Summer Residency sessions held in July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle:

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Keeping goals

July 14, 2015

Issaquah’s Saif Kerawala embarks upon a promising college, pro soccer adventure

By Chris Coulter Issaquah High School graduate Saif Kerawala, playing goalkeeper for Seattle Sounders 2, distributes the ball to a teammate during a May 20 U.S. Open Cup match against the Kitsap Pumas at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila. Kerawala won his debut for the club in extra time, 4-2.

By Chris Coulter
Issaquah High School graduate Saif Kerawala, playing goalkeeper for Seattle Sounders 2, distributes the ball to a teammate during a May 20 U.S. Open Cup match against the Kitsap Pumas at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila. Kerawala won his debut for the club in extra time, 4-2.

It’s easy to see why Saif Kerawala, with his towering frame and hawk-like wingspan, has become a successful goalkeeper, but it might be the work he did at another position that has truly turned him into an elite shot-stopping force. Read more

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Rowers finish strong at youth nationals

July 2, 2015

Three boats from the Sammamish Rowing Association placed among the top-six teams in the country in their events at the USRowing Youth National Championships, held June 12-14 in Sarasota, Florida.

The teams included two Skyline High School students — senior Adam Rockett and junior Isaac Beeman.

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Prep football kicks into gear at Skyline tournament

June 17, 2015

When high-school spring sports like baseball, soccer and track end, it marks the start of the season for football teams, who began their offseason workouts last week.

By Greg Farrar Blake Gregory, Skyline High School fall senior quarterback, throws footballs to receivers during scrimmages and drills June 13 during the annual Skills and Drills on the Hill event.

By Greg Farrar
Blake Gregory, Skyline High School fall senior quarterback, throws footballs to receivers during scrimmages and drills June 13 during the annual Skills and Drills on the Hill event.

For 11 teams around the region, the first competitive event of the 2015 season was June 13 at Skyline High School’s eighth annual Skills and Drills on the Hill event, which featured a seven-on-seven passing competition for quarterbacks and receivers.

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Issaquah Women’s Club awards ‘Dream’ scholarships

June 10, 2015

The Issaquah Women’s Club has awarded three $1,000 “Follow Your Dreams” scholarships to graduating senior girls from the Issaquah School District.

These young women have shown dedication to their studies and communities, and a common desire to further their education after high school.

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Development raises fears of adding traffic, harm spawning salmon

May 27, 2015

One year ago, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and King County Executive Dow Constantine knelt with schoolchildren to release kokanee salmon fry into a Sammamish creek and celebrate a $300,000 habitat-restoration project.

Down to about 50 spawning fish in 2008, the kokanee, a relative of the sockeye that spends its entire life in fresh water, made a stirring recovery in 2012 with more than 14,000 returning to Lake Sammamish tributaries, about 4,500 of those to Ebright Creek.

By Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times  Wally Pereyra lives on Ebright Creek just across the road from the east shore of Lake Sammamish, and he has worked to restore stream habitat to support spawning runs of kokanee salmon. He spent more than $200,000 to replace a small culvert with this bridge that spans the creek.

By Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times
Wally Pereyra lives on Ebright Creek just across the road from the east shore of Lake Sammamish, and he has worked to restore stream habitat to support spawning runs of kokanee salmon. He spent more than $200,000 to replace a small culvert with this bridge that spans the creek.

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Liberty baseball team makes state’s final four and other notes

May 26, 2015

NEW — 3:40 p.m. May 26, 2015

Something special is brewing on the Liberty baseball diamond.

The Patriots are in the state’s final four, after a weekend in which they eliminated Tumwater and then North Kitsap at Centralia’s Wheeler Field May 23.

Nate Steffens threw a complete game shutout, while Torey Anderson collected three hits to propel the Patriots to a 3-0 win over Tumwater. The Thunderbirds came into the contest with a 16-6 record and consistently found themselves in the top 10 of state rankings.

Liberty continued to stun spectators with a 4-3 come-from-behind win over North Kitsap. Read more

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