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

Eastlake High School team programs its way to victory

June 17, 2015

Contributed Two freshmen from Eastlake High School, Daniel France and Austin Jenchi, programmed their way to victory at the Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers Association’s Spring Programming Contest on April 25. The Eastlake team took first place in the intermediate division of the event, earning 775 points. Two hundred students in grades eight through 12 participated in 85 teams at the event held at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle.

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Two freshmen from Eastlake High School, Daniel France and Austin Jenchi, programmed their way to victory at the Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers Association’s Spring Programming Contest on April 25.
The Eastlake team took first place in the intermediate division of the event, earning 775 points.
Two hundred students in grades eight through 12 participated in 85 teams at the event held at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle.

Skills and Drills on the Hill Football Workouts

June 16, 2015

Eastlake student earns top honors at DECA international conference

June 15, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 15, 2015

Eastlake High School student Radhika Kuchibatla was one of six Lake Washington School District students who placed in the top 10 of their respective categories at the DECA International Career Development Conference, April 24-29 in Orlando, Florida.

Kuchibatla placed sixth in the human resource management category. Other LWSD placers included three Redmond High School students, one from Lake Washington High School and one from Juanita High School.

More than 15,000 students from seven countries competed in role plays, tests, written business plans and presentations at the international conference.

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