Eastlake alum flying high with Civil Air Patrol

August 21, 2014

New: Aug. 21, 12:42 p.m.

Like many teenagers, John Hughes got into an activity because his friends were doing it, and more than a decade later, Hughes is the one who has become a leader and positive influence.
During his sophomore year at Eastlake High School, Hughes got involved with the Civil Air Patrol, a nationwide body of civilian aviators who have served as the official auxiliary branch of the U.S. Air Force since 1948. Read more

No more senior projects required at Eastlake

July 2, 2014

LWSD school board discusses allowing sports to count as classroom credit

New: July 2, 11:30 a.m.

In a bit of irony, a senior project led to the death of senior projects.
One student (Tiffany Stewart, from near Yakima) designed her senior project around the idea to have the Legislature remove the requirement for a culminating project at the end of a student’s high-school career. She was successful. State lawmakers did away with the requirement, and starting next year, so will the Lake Washington School District. Read more

Eastlake graduation 2014

June 26, 2014

Eastlake junior among select company with Seafair Foundation

June 14, 2014

New: June 14, 2:16 p.m.

Jordan Lim has been giving back to her community for many years, and her generosity was rewarded in February when she was chosen as a Seafair Ambassador.
Lim, a junior at Eastlake High School, said she has been “volunteering for as long as I can remember.” In recent years, she founded a homeless outreach project at Inglewood Middle School, and she’s gotten heavily involved with Heroes for the Homeless, a nonprofit group that relies exclusively on volunteers to reach homeless people living in the most inhospitable and inaccessible locations.

Jordan Lim, an Eastlake High School junior, was selected as a 2014 Seafair Ambassador. She earned a $1,000 scholarship, professional mentorship opportunities, and a trip to Japan.   Photo by Neil Pierson

Jordan Lim, an Eastlake High School junior, was selected as a 2014 Seafair Ambassador. She earned a $1,000 scholarship, professional mentorship opportunities, and a trip to Japan. Photo by Neil Pierson

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Two Eastlake students win merit scholarships

May 25, 2014

New: May 25, 11:14 a.m.

James McCutcheon and Ryan Holmdahl have spent the past four years building impressive résumés, and their diligence has paid off with some rare recognitions.
The Eastlake High School seniors were among the list of 2014 National Merit Scholarship winners announced May 7. A total of five students from the Lake Washington School District were chosen, including Holmdahl, a Redmond resident, and McCutcheon, a Sammamish resident. The other three are also Sammamish residents – Cameron Akker and Samhita Karnati of Redmond High, and Anwell Wang of the International Community School in Kirkland. Read more

Eastlake musical goes after stereotypes

April 12, 2014

New: April 12, 11:14 a.m.

When the Eastlake High School drama club takes the stage April 24, it’ll be reinforcing some stereotypes about teenagers while breaking down others.

Eastlake’s annual spring musical, directed by Rachelle Horner, takes aim at the highly popular and recognizable “High School Musical,” a story that gained fame through the Zac Efron- and Vanessa Hudgens-led Disney films of 2006-08. Read more

Eastlake forensics club preaches the power of words

March 27, 2014

Eastlake High School senior Ross Coken believes there’s a virtual color wheel of people who comprise forensics – the world of speech and debate teams.

Coken was one of 10 Eastlake team members who competed at the state forensics tournament, held March 15 at the University of Puget Sound. Although no one reached the finals in their respective events, the Eastlake club qualified a record number of participants for state and has quadrupled its membership over the past three years.

The Eastlake High School speech and debate team sent 10 members to the March 15 state forensics tournament at the University of Puget Sound. Pictured above are team members who won trophies at an event at Newport High School earlier in the year – from left, Lauren Vasquez, Katie Vasquez, Colton Hemphill, Madelyn Mendlen, Greg Lauer, Andy Mohajeri and Ryan Holmdahl.  Contributed

The Eastlake High School speech and debate team sent 10 members to the March 15 state forensics tournament at the University of Puget Sound. Pictured above are team members who won trophies at an event at Newport High School earlier in the year – from left, Lauren Vasquez, Katie Vasquez, Colton Hemphill, Madelyn Mendlen, Greg Lauer, Andy Mohajeri and Ryan Holmdahl. Contributed

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Entrepreneurs push community service needs at Eastlake

January 17, 2014

At Eastlake High School, members of the DECA club are involved in community service projects at various points of the year, and last week was one of those times.

DECA is a national organization for high school and college students looking to boost their business and marketing skills. At Eastlake, students try to find causes in their own back yard they can use for both altruistic and personal gain. Read more

2013 Year in Sports: Lots to rejoice at Eastlake, Skyline

December 29, 2013

New: Dec. 29, 12:52 p.m.

There may have been a few disappointments in 2013 for prep sports teams on the plateau, but the year wasn’t without a large number of impressive achievements.

Sure, the Skyline High School football and girls soccer teams came up short in their quests for a third straight state championship. The football team won the KingCo Crown Division title before losing its state playoff opener to Federal Way, while the soccer team also won a conference title before falling to rival Issaquah in the state quarterfinals. Read more

Eastlake’s red-hot attack burns Roosevelt, 51-21

November 5, 2013

One year ago, the Eastlake Wolves’ football season ended in the KingCo Conference playoffs with a 43-36 loss to the Roosevelt Roughriders.

When the teams met this year Nov. 1 in another loser-out playoff game, the Wolves were determined not to let history repeat itself.

Eastlake defenders Jack Farr (12), Ryan Meinhardt (19), Justin McOmber (5), John Monahan (59) and Mark Whitley (35) tackle a Roosevelt ball carrier during the Wolves’ 51-21 win Nov.  1.  Photo by Corky Trewin

Eastlake defenders Jack Farr (12), Ryan Meinhardt (19), Justin McOmber (5), John Monahan (59) and Mark Whitley (35) tackle a Roosevelt ball carrier during the Wolves’ 51-21 win Nov. 1. Photo by Corky Trewin

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