Community news — deans’ lists, presidents’ lists, honor roll, faculty honor, graduates, scholarship

July 23, 2015

Deans’ lists

  • John Perkins, of Sammamish, spring semester, Carroll College, Montana
  • The following Sammamish students were named to the Gonzaga University dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester: Alexander Belleba, James Black, Kristina Boswell, Lindsey Brown, Aaron Gram, Alyssa Hawkinson, Julia Hormuth, Erica Horn, Mary Jenkins, Kennedy King, Spencer Larsen, Mitchell Neale, Mark Rawson, Julie Singsaas, Tyler Wales, Makenzie Ware and John Wilcox.
  • Keira Howe, of Sammamish, spring semester, Hofstra University, New York
  • Stephanie Munoz, of Sammamish, spring semester, Denison University, Ohio
  • Justin Pacholec, of Sammamish, spring semester, St. Olaf College, Minnesota
  • Connor Menninger and James Nielsen, of Sammamish, spring semester, Montana State University
  • The following students were named to the Washington State University president’s honor roll for the spring 2015 semester: Lisa Gaviglio, Thomas Hanan, Emily Hayes, Mackenzi Hirayama, Brittany Hogan, Nicholas Howard, Christina Hsiao, Paige Kallander, Haley Kirk, Mary Kraft, Olivia Krueger, Diana McGrail, Laura Pankiewicz, Steven Pankiewicz, Daniel Parducci, Natalie Payton, Thomas Pelluer, Barrett Porter, Heather Rife, Travis Snider, Leda Solaimani, Christopher Son, Alexandra Staikos, Jeremy Stavig, Abigail Student, Amelia Student, Derek Tempel, Matthew Thompson, Anna Vinson, Crystal Waters, Brady Wigton, Rachel Wismeth-Johnston and Jaxon Wolfe.
  • Sydney Helton and Katherine Slyngstad, both of Sammamish, spring semester, Boston University, Massachusetts
  • Alexander Gibson, of Sammamish, spring, Wake Forest University, North Carolina
  • Stephanie Copehaver, of Sammamish, spring semester, Northwest Nazarene University, Idaho
  • Ingrid Johansen, of Sammamish, spring semester, State University of New York at Oswego
  • The following Sammamish students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Eastern Washington University in Cheney: Jennifer Bresley, Ryan de Coup-Crank, Courtney Duda, Sarah Gaston, Brayden Hansen, Jacob Hvass, Deven Kent Dobias, Peter Kim, Diana Rambow, Agapia Rumpel, Dominic Sblendorio, Connell Totten, Sarah Uptagraft and Nicholas Washburn.
  • Bryan Cassill, of Sammamish, spring semester, Linfield College, Oregon
  • Richard Wang, of Sammamish, spring semester, Washington University, Missouri
  • Sakura Dallaire, Eastlake High School grad, spring semester, Northeastern University, Boston
  • Ryder Roedel, Eastlake High School grad, spring semester, The College of Wooster, Ohio

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Firefighter association awards scholarships

July 20, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 20, 2015

The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2878 recently awarded scholarships in its 16th annual program for high school seniors based on their community service/volunteer activities.

Local 2878 represents the firefighters and other staff of Eastside Fire & Rescue, Duvall Fire District 45, Fall City Fire District 27 and the city of Snoqualmie fire departments. These agencies provide fire protection, emergency medical and rescue services to East King County areas including Issaquah, Sammamish, North Bend, Carnation, Fall City, Duvall, Snoqualmie and surrounding areas.

Local winners were:

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On Further Review — Sports coverage gets boost

July 9, 2015

Our readership has surely noticed that local sports coverage hasn’t been the same since Bob Taylor left The Issaquah Press a few years ago.

Neil Pierson Review reporter

Neil Pierson
Review reporter

Just like every other business, money dictates how we do things, and we’ve had to cut back on reporting staff and editorial space. It’s unfortunate, because the people and organizations who comprise our communities deserve better. I never knew Taylor, but from what I’ve heard, his work was greatly valued and proved irreplaceable after his retirement.

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Eastlake graduate competes for Miss World America title

July 2, 2015

Courtney Prather was a late bloomer when it came to the world of beauty pageants, but this week, she’ll compete for a very prestigious honor.

Courtney Prather

Courtney Prather

Prather, who grew up in Sammamish and graduated from Eastlake High School in 2008, is in Washington, D.C., for the Miss World America pageant.

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Eagle Scouts celebrate personal and troop milestones

July 2, 2015

Being a Boy Scout generally includes the reward of making lifelong friends, and for five Sammamish teenagers, there’s little doubt they’ve formed lasting bonds ahead of their next adventures.

Three of the teens — Drew Valdez, Matthew Dulski and Konrad Peterson — have known each other since kindergarten, when they joined Cub Scout Pack 545, based at McAuliffe Elementary School.

By Neil Pierson Sammamish residents (from left) Konrad Peterson, Daniel Wilson, Jacob Curtis, Drew Valdez and Matthew Dulski held a joint Court of Honor ceremony June 5 after earning their Eagle Scout ranks. They are part of Boy Scout Troop 571, of Sammamish, which now boasts 100 Eagle Scouts in its history.

By Neil Pierson
Sammamish residents (from left) Konrad Peterson, Daniel Wilson, Jacob Curtis, Drew Valdez and Matthew Dulski held a joint Court of Honor ceremony June 5 after earning their Eagle Scout ranks. They are part of Boy Scout Troop 571, of Sammamish, which now boasts 100 Eagle Scouts in its history.

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PTSA awards college scholarships to EHS students

July 2, 2015

The Lake Washington PTSA awarded the following scholarships to Eastlake High School students at the June 1 meeting of the Lake Washington School District board of directors: Read more

Sammamish rowers finish strong at youth nationals

July 2, 2015

Three boats from the Sammamish Rowing Association placed among the top-six teams in the country in their events at the USRowing Youth National Championships, held June 12-14 in Sarasota, Florida.

The teams included three local students – Skyline High School senior Adam Rockett, Skyline junior Isaac Beeman and Eastlake High School senior Elijah Maesner.

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Bulldogs football fills a niche for players without a program

June 25, 2015

It’s a warm evening at Bellevue High School’s stadium, and a couple dozen players have donned pads, helmets and jerseys to practice tackling and blocking, and running offensive and defensive schemes.

They’re not members of Bellevue High’s nationally renowned program, which has captured 11 of the past 14 state championships. They’re young men who, for various reasons, aren’t playing college football but are looking to attract attention from coaches at that level.

By Neil Pierson Eastside JC Bulldogs head coach Kevin Bouwman gathers with his players during a June 17 practice at Bellevue High School. The Bulldogs are finishing up their spring practices, with their 2015 season opener set for Aug. 29.

By Neil Pierson
Eastside JC Bulldogs head coach Kevin Bouwman gathers with his players during a June 17 practice at Bellevue High School. The Bulldogs are finishing up their spring practices, with their 2015 season opener set for Aug. 29.

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Silver Scouts

June 25, 2015

Contributed Sammamish residents Elyse Widner and Hannah Ogden recently earned the Silver Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA, the highest award that a Cadette can earn, and the second-highest award in Girl Scouts. Recipients must design and complete a project of at least 50 hours in length. Widner, who attends Eastside Catholic High School, and Ogden, who attends Eastlake High School, read children’s picture books aloud and recorded them on CDs. They also made several children’s blankets. The audio books and blankets will be donated to Lifewire for use in emergency shelters. The girls, part of Troop 50112, received their award at the annual Court of Honor, held May 20 at McAuliffe Elementary School. Pictured from left to right are Widner, troop leader Linda Ogden and Hannah Ogden.

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Sammamish residents Elyse Widner and Hannah Ogden recently earned the Silver Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA, the highest award that a Cadette can earn, and the second-highest award in Girl Scouts.
Recipients must design and complete a project of at least 50 hours in length. Widner, who attends Eastside Catholic High School, and Ogden, who attends Eastlake High School, read children’s picture books aloud and recorded them on CDs. They also made several children’s blankets.
The audio books and blankets will be donated to Lifewire for use in emergency shelters. The girls, part of Troop 50112, received their award at the annual Court of Honor, held May 20 at McAuliffe Elementary School. Pictured from left to right are Widner, troop leader Linda Ogden and Hannah Ogden.

Eastlake, Skyline High School Graduations

June 23, 2015

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