College News — honors, deans’ lists

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.

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High school students go back to preschool

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.

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Issaquah Police Department promotes two

April 7, 2015

Two Issaquah Police Department employees were recently promoted.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

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.

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Community news — honors, president’s honor roll, graduates

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.

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College News — graduates, honors, scholarships, spring break, dean’s lists

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.

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College news roundup — week of Oct. 22

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

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Community news roundup — schools, college, honor roll, graduates

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)

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Community news roundup — schools, high school, college, dean’s lists, scholarships

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.

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Here’s to getting to know you — at long last

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.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

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.

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College News

April 1, 2014

Washington State University announces fall graduates

Congratulations are in order for Washington State University’s recent graduates from the 2013 fall semester.

Issaquah: William Chan, Bachelor of Science in general biological sciences; Brittany Davis, Bachelor of Science in psychology; Dallas Dyer III, Bachelor of Science in economic sciences; Griffin Fujioka, Bachelor of Science in computer science; Michelle Ireland, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Elaina Shawver, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Nathan Ivie, Bachelor of Arts in social sciences; Carly Mackinnon, Bachelor of Arts in sport management; Mikayla Neves, Bachelor of Arts in communication; and Austin O’Neil, Bachelor of Arts in communication

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