Cameron Kesinger receives Fulbright program grant

May 20, 2015

Cameron Kesinger, of Sammamish, has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Brazil for an English teaching assistantship.

Cameron Kesinger

Cameron Kesinger

Kesinger is one of more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-16 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.

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Twin brothers earn Eagle Scout award

May 20, 2015

Lucas and Ryan Tjom, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 636, were honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony May 16 at Community Church of Joy in Sammamish.

EagleScoutBrothers 2015To earn Scouting’s highest award, Lucas earned 32 merit badges, served in a variety of leadership roles including patrol leader, assistant patrol leader and librarian. He also completed a major community service project, installing light poles at his church, Community Church of Joy.

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Local students make University of Washington dean’s list

May 20, 2015

The following Sammamish residents have been named to the dean’s list at University of Washington for the autumn quarter 2014:

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Western Washington University announces fall honor roll

May 20, 2015

The following local students were named to the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2014 semester at Western Washington University:

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Symphony performs Tchaikovsky piece at June concerts

May 16, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 16, 2015

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4 in F Minor” next month at concerts in Sammamish and Bellevue.

The performances, featuring youth concerto competition winner Mira Yamamoto, will be at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. June 4, and at the Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. June 7.

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Author Erika Mitchell targets James Bond fans with ‘Bai Tide’

May 13, 2015

Erika Mitchell’s writing process isn’t simple and straightforward, mostly because she’s the stay-at-home mother of two young children.

Contributed Sammamish resident Erika Mitchell recently authored her second novel, “Bai Tide,” an espionage thriller that mixes lots of twists and turns into its plot.

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Sammamish resident Erika Mitchell recently authored her second novel, “Bai Tide,” an espionage thriller that mixes lots of twists and turns into its plot.

When Mitchell, a 15-year Sammamish resident, isn’t cleaning up messes or mending bruises, she has found the time and energy to become a successful author.

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Pine Lake fishermen catch plenty of trout

May 13, 2015

The Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife released figures from the opening day of the lowland lakes fishing season April 25.

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Sammamish grad participates in ‘Marriage of Figaro’

April 29, 2015

Joseph Husband, a sophomore college student from Sammamish, joins the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “The Marriage of Figaro” April 30 and May 2 at the school’s Crafton-Preyer Theatre at Murphy Hall, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Eastlake musical tackles old favorite, ‘Legally Blonde’

April 21, 2015

Fans of actress Reese Witherspoon likely have her ditzy spin as California girl Elle Woods in the 2001 movie “Legally Blonde” etched in their memories.

By Neil Pierson Eastlake High School junior Leticia Monteiro, center, plays the leading role of Elle Woods in the school’s production of ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical,’ from April 23-25.

By Neil Pierson
Eastlake High School junior Leticia Monteiro, center, plays the leading role of Elle Woods in the school’s production of ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical,’ from April 23-25.

The Eastlake High School students who will reprise the story of Woods’ journey from Malibu shopaholic to Harvard Law School student are definitely influenced by the original movie, but they’re also making some distinctions in “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” which opens at the school this week.

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Skyline strolls back to jolly ol’ England in ‘Mary Poppins’

April 21, 2015

Fans of the famous 1964 Walt Disney-produced “Mary Poppins” will have a lot to smile about if they attend Skyline High School’s upcoming production, but the student cast is trying to put their own spin on the familiar tale, too.

By Neil Pierson Students Lucas Lindberg (from left), Jenna Bellavia and Madison Willis star in Skyline High School’s musical production of ‘Mary Poppins.’

By Neil Pierson
Students Lucas Lindberg (from left), Jenna Bellavia and Madison Willis star in Skyline High School’s musical production of ‘Mary Poppins.’

Skyline’s spring musical, under the direction of Hannah Fry, opens a four-night, five-show run April 29. The 35-member cast has a treasure trove of beloved songs to perform, such as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” and “Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag).”

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