Community news roundup — graduates, college, scholarships

September 9, 2014

UW announces dean’s list

The following students from Issaquah were named to University of Washington’s dean’s list for the winter 2014 quarter:

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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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Soccer clubs bring collegiate talent

June 3, 2014

Issaquah residents won’t have to go far this summer to watch some top-shelf soccer talent from across the region and world.

Issaquah High School is the primary home stadium for the Puget Sound Gunners FC and ISC Gunners FC, men’s and women’s teams that develop elite college-aged players with professional aspirations.

“This will allow fans to witness a standard of college players live and in the flesh,” the teams’ general manager Gwynne Williams said.

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Issaquah student is among finalists in Boston waterfront design contest

March 26, 2013

Western Washington University sophomore Tai Geng, of Issaquah, and a team of five other industrial design majors at Western are among 20 finalists out of 170 entries from around the world still competing in Boston’s Street Seats Design Challenge.

As part of an independent study with professor of Engineering Technology Arunas Oslapas, the students designed a concept for a park bench for the Fort Point Channel in South Boston’s Innovation District. Judges for the event consist of Boston business owners, industry professionals and design experts.

Contributed Issaquah’s Tai Geng is among 20 finalists from around the world competing in a design challenge in Boston.

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Issaquah’s Tai Geng is among 20 finalists from around the world competing in a design challenge in Boston.

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Former resident named managing editor

March 26, 2013

Garrett Rudolph, formerly of Issaquah, became managing editor of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle on March 1.

Rudolph spent the past five years as the sports editor of the Woodburn Independent in Woodburn, Ore.

Garrett Rudolph

Garrett Rudolph

Rudolph grew up in Issaquah and graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in English in 2003.

College News

February 19, 2013

Local students graduate from WWU

The following students graduated in the fall 2012 quarter at Western Washington University:

Issaquah: Devin Amrine, Sarah Beaulieu, Jeff Boser, Ryan Boser, Kian Farahani, Ryan Houser, Erika Monroe, Cory Rydell and Vinay Thakorial

Renton: Nicholas Kenney and Olivia Schach

Sammamish: Jeff Berky, Bryce Coffin, Jordan Gould, Jennifer Smith and Austin Strand

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Engagement: Laux, Corrigan

January 29, 2013

Joe Corrigan and Miranda Laux

Miranda Laux and Joe Corrigan, both of Seattle, announce their engagement to be married April 16, 2013.

The bride-to-be, the daughter of John and Laurel Laux, of Issaquah, is a 2004 graduate of Issaquah High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2008 and a Master of Social Work in 2010 at Eastern Washington University.

The future groom, the son of John and Cindy Corrigan, of Auburn, is a 2003 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in business at Western Washington University in 2008.

Engagement: Laux, Corrigan

January 8, 2013

Joe Corrigan and Miranda Laux

Miranda Laux and Joe Corrigan, both of Seattle, announce their engagement to be married April 16, 2013.

The bride-to-be, the daughter of John and Laurel Laux, of Issaquah, is a 2004 graduate of Issaquah High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2008 and a Master of Social Work in 2010 at Eastern Washington University.

The future groom, the son of John and Cindy Corrigan, of Auburn, is a 2003 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in business at Western Washington University in 2008.

Community mourns longtime sports editor Bob Taylor

January 1, 2013

Robert L. “Bob” Taylor, former longtime sports editor of The Issaquah Press, died Christmas Eve morning, Dec. 24, 2012, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He was 63.

Bob Taylor

Taylor, of Renton, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, and was battling that and leukemia at the time of his death. He wrote about his illness many times in The Press.

He married his wife, the former Pauline Namit, who he called his best friend, in 1976, and she was his main caregiver in his last years. He was very proud of his son, David, 34, a University of Washington graduate. Family meant everything to him. He also loved his dog Katie.

Taylor was half Finnish and proud of his heritage. He was born Oct. 4, 1949, in Vancouver, Wash., to Hilda (Kopra) and Layton Taylor, and raised on a farm in Southwest Washington.

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Community mourns former sports editor Bob Taylor

December 28, 2012

NEW — 3:05 p.m. Dec. 28, 2012

Robert L. “Bob” Taylor, former longtime sports editor of The Issaquah Press, died Christmas Eve morning, Dec. 24, 2012, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He was 63.

Bob Taylor

Taylor, of Renton, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, and was battling that and leukemia at the time of his death. He wrote about his illness many times in The Press.

He married his wife, the former Pauline Namit, who he called his best friend, in 1976, and she was his main caregiver in his last years. He was very proud of his adult son, David, a University of Washington graduate. Family meant everything to him. He also loved his dog Katie.

Taylor was half Finnish and proud of his heritage. He was born Oct. 4, 1949, in Vancouver, Wash., to Hilda (Kopra) and Layton Taylor, and raised on a farm in Southwest Washington.

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