July 31, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2015
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Skyline High School’s Abbey Porter to its 2015 High School Girls Scholar All-America team.
Porter, a standout defender who graduated in June, helped Skyline place third at the Class 4A state tournament in 2014. She’s the first NSCAA All-American in Skyline history, and was the only Washington player among this year’s 46 selections.
April 28, 2015
Local students inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Paul Anderson, of Issaquah, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Pennsylvania State University
Erika Dunjic, of Sammamish, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, at Arizona State University.
April 14, 2015
Deep within Skyline High School, there’s a room that serves as a quasi-laboratory for preschool students trying to learn vital social and academic skills, and high-school students looking to take the first steps on a possible career path.
The Skyline preschool has been around for many years, but some parents might not be aware of its existence, said Michelle Campbell, the program’s lead teacher.
The upcoming closure of the Sammamish Learning Center, a popular preschool that has been operating for 20 years, is forcing families to look elsewhere to fulfill their children’s early-learning opportunities.
April 7, 2015
Two Issaquah Police Department employees were recently promoted.
Chris Wilson joined the department in 1998. He was promoted to sergeant in June 2008 and to commander last month. He has worked as a detective and a field-training officer. He was also a member of the Major Crimes Task Force and the Special Operations Team.
March 25, 2015
Nellie Hoehl named Samford University ambassador
Nellie Hoehl, of Issaquah, has been named a new Samford University Ambassador for the 2015-16 academic year. Ambassadors serve as hosts at campus events, interact with university constituents and represent the university in a variety of settings.
March 17, 2015
Seth Hartman receives ROTC scholarship to WSU
Seth Hartman, a 2014 graduate of Issaquah High School, has received an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend Washington State University.
October 21, 2014
Local students make deans’ lists
Alex Hansen, 2013 graduate of Issaquah High School, University of Chicago, 2013-14 school year
Issaquah residents Nathan Gibson, Stephen Okamoto and Stephanie Teramoto, along with Newcastle resident Nathan Gibson and Sammamish residents Grace Blanchard, Kathleen Crandall and Tyler White, Azusa Pacific University, in Azusa, California, 2014 spring term
September 2, 2014
Montana State University Honor Roll
Issaquah: Dustin Fry and Kesleigh Walin (3.5 gpa or higer); and Laura Tochko (4.0)
Sammamish: Keegan McBride and James Nielsen (3.5 gpa or higher); and Kathryn Barnett (4.0)
August 26, 2014
National Merit Scholarship
Five local high school seniors are among its collegiate-sponsored winners for the 2014 scholarship program of the National Merit Scholarship Corp.:
- Catherine Ball, Issaquah High School, is pursuing a degree in computer programming at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
- Grant Vaska, Issaquah High School, will attend Washington University in St. Louis, Minn.
- Kathleen Park, of Sammamish, will pursue a degree in communications at Wheaton College near Chicago.
- Shanchen Pu, of Sammamish, will pursue a degree in medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
- Nikila Vinugopal, of Sammamish, will pursue a career in dance at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
April 1, 2014
I’ve been working for this newspaper for 10 months, so it seems high time I got around to introducing myself.
To be perfectly honest, I’ve never been a big fan of reporters who write about themselves, even in opinion pieces. My job is to tell your stories, not my own. But hey, most people are a little curious about the guy hanging around the school board meetings and the high-school football games, so I’m happy to oblige.
I grew up in Spokane and matriculated to the fine institution of Washington State University to get my journalism degree. Basically, it’s the only school I ever wanted to attend because half my family did as well. My dad, aunt and uncle all earned pharmacy degrees in Pullman. For three years, I lived in the same dormitory my grandfather did in the 1940s.