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Friends of Renton Schools fundraiser set for April 28

NEW — 10:50 a.m. April 24, 2014

The Friends of Renton Schools will host its fifth annual benefit breakfast, headlined by speaker Randy Gardiner, on April 28.

Gardiner is the president, CEO and chairman of the locally based Red Dot Corp., the leading manufacturer of heaters and air conditioners for commercial and military vehicles.

The benefit is the main fundraiser for the school foundation that provides supplemental funding to support the Renton School District. This year, donations will go toward the new funding priorities in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The breakfast is free, although there is an opportunity to donate. Donations to the organization are 100 percent tax deductible. Read more »

Sports

Patriots blow out rival Highlanders, 10-0
By Greg Farrar Tyler Haselman, Liberty High School sophomore catcher, tags out Hazen’s J. Crosby in the top of the fourth on a spot-on throw from Liberty freshman centerfielder Torey Anderson.

By Greg Farrar
Tyler Haselman, Liberty High School sophomore catcher, tags out Hazen’s J. Crosby in the top of the fourth on a spot-on throw from Liberty freshman centerfielder Torey Anderson.

It doesn’t have the same energy as the football or basketball rivalries, but anytime Liberty and Hazen high schools meet on the diamond, it’s always a battle between familiar foes.

Just three miles separate the two schools, and despite the fact they reside in different school districts, many of the students grew up together playing in youth leagues.

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Schools

Local schools win Academic Achievement Awards

NEW — 10:30 a.m. April 17, 2014

The Issaquah School District announced that 10 of its schools received Washington Academic Achievement Awards, the top honor for schools in the state.

Apollo Elementary School, Newcastle Elementary School and Liberty High School were among the winners.

“We are overjoyed that 10 of our schools are receiving this recognition,” Superintendent Ron Thiele said in a statement. “It is a testament to our district’s commitment to excellence and evidence of the effort our teachers and administrators put in every single day to assure our students are achieving at the highest level possible.”

Apollo received special recognition in reading; Newcastle was honored for overall excellence and special recognition in reading; and Liberty earned the honor for high progress.

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