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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
July 14, 2015
Issaquah’s Saif Kerawala embarks upon a promising college, pro soccer adventure
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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