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
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
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.
October 2, 2013
Jacob Berg isn’t interested in stealing the limelight. When it comes to singing, the Eastlake High School junior simply likes to blend in.
“I like singing, but I don’t really like to solo sing,” Berg said. “I don’t want to go out there and do a big song by myself. I like the idea of a group – big harmonies.”
Berg will have the chance to do what he loves on one of the biggest stages imaginable for a high-school student. The National Association for Music Education selected Berg in July for its All-Nation Mixed Choir, a 350-member all-star ensemble that will meet Oct. 27-30 in Nashville, Tenn. Read more
August 28, 2013
With the start of the 2013-14 school year on the immediate horizon, several students at Eastside Catholic School and Skyline High School are looking to make an impression on their first days back in the classroom.
Fifteen students from Eastside Catholic, and another eight from Skyline, participated in a popular and long-running leadership camp known as Mount Adams, one of six camps held over the summer with the support of the Association of Washington School Principals.
July 15, 2013
Drew Lewis is the kind of football player most NCAA Division I schools covet. The Eastlake High School senior is fast, so many opponents won’t catch him in the open field, but he’s also big enough – 6-foot-2, 190 pounds – to run over tacklers in a crowd.
July 3, 2013
Sports fans at Eastlake High School will get to spend the next 10 years checking out a high-tech scoreboard, and an ad for Evergreen Ford.
The Lake Washington School Board June 24 unanimously approved allowing the scoreboard, after giving it a lukewarm reception June 3. The board also decided it needed to tackle the issue of advertising and find better ways to hear about upcoming proposals. Read more
July 3, 2013
For many of the Eastlake High School cheerleaders who helped lead last week’s junior cheer camp, the experience was a role reversal from past years.
“A lot of our girls who are cheering now were Junior Wolves who went to these camps,” said Eastlake head coach Stacey Horton, “so it’s really fun to see it kind of come full circle. Now they’re the ones leading the camps.”
June 19, 2013
In the Lake Washington School District, foreign language wasn’t a graduation requirement until this year’s group of ninth-graders arrived, which makes Jacquie Burkhardt’s accomplishments even more remarkable.
Burkhardt, who graduated from Eastlake High School this week, immersed herself in the French language since the eighth grade, and her dedication paid off recently with an Outstanding Senior in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French. Read more
June 18, 2013
New: June 18, 11:16 a.m.
Boosters are asking to place a video scoreboard on the football field at Eastlake High School, but the Lake Washington School Board was lukewarm to the idea at its June 3 meeting.
“I, personally, am still wrestling with the value of a video board on a high school field,” said Board President Jackie Pendergrass. “I’m just not seeing a value added to the district.” Read more