Liberty student earns top ACT score

October 31, 2013

Liberty High School senior Galen Posch earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test.

Fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT nationally earn a top score. Posch is one of only 781 students nationwide to receive a 36, out of 1.66 million students who took the exam.

The ACT tests students on English, math, reading and science, and the composite score is calculated by averaging the scores on all four sections.

 

Patriot singers earn high honor

October 31, 2013

Three Liberty High School choir students have been selected as members of the All-National Choir.

Cassie Cox, Sarah Edmonds and Jennifer Wood joined more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville Oct. 30.

Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in this national honor ensemble.

Patriots go 2-2 in second half

October 31, 2013

By Gary Babcock  Liberty senior Lorin Archibald catches a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nate Solly in the Patriots’ 38-7 loss to Bellevue Oct. 25.

By Gary Babcock
Liberty senior Lorin Archibald catches a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nate Solly in the Patriots’ 38-7 loss to Bellevue Oct. 25.

With just one game left in the season, the Liberty Patriots football team has a final chance to punch its ticket to the postseason.

Holding steady with a 4-4 record, it all comes down to the Nov. 1 regular season finale at Mount Si.

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Hazen finds its stride after rocky start to season

October 31, 2013

After a rocky 1-3 start for the Hazen football team, Highlanders coach Drew Oliver said his squad was close to getting over the hump.

He was right, as Hazen proceeded to go 3-1 in the season’s second half, riding a three-game win streak into the team’s Nov. 1 matchup against rival Renton.

“We’re just worried about ourselves, not anybody else,” he said. “The kids committed to that, and I think they’re starting to play with some confidence and that ‘we’ve been here before’ attitude.”

By Rob Nichols JD Peterson leaps in the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nolan Hoover in Hazen’s 32-24 loss to Kennedy Catholic Oct. 4.

By Rob Nichols
JD Peterson leaps in the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nolan Hoover in Hazen’s 32-24 loss to Kennedy Catholic Oct. 4.

The Highlanders kicked off the second half of the season with a 32-24 loss to Kennedy Catholic Oct. 4.

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Coach’s dose of discipline lifts Hazen golfers to new territory

October 31, 2013

Teresa Caluori’s Golden Rules

Hazen golf coach Teresa Caluori expects a lot from her players and issued the following list of guidelines for players to follow when she took over the program four years ago:

1. Grades — Homework has priority.

By Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times Teresa Caluori, Hazen High School golf coach, holds the pin flag and looks on during a team practice round at Auburn Golf Course. Putting is senior Ethan Morris (center), as senior David Hu watches.

By Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times
Teresa Caluori, Hazen High School golf coach, holds the pin flag and looks on during a team practice round at Auburn Golf Course. Putting is senior Ethan Morris (center), as senior David Hu watches.

2. Safety — Be aware of others.

3. Etiquette — Kind, courteous always

4. On time — Two-stroke penalty or DQ

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Police seeking suspect vehicle information

October 30, 2013

NEW — 2:40 p.m. Oct. 30, 2013

Police are looking for information about a suspect vehicle that could be involved in two separate Newcastle incidents.

Suspects were seen getting into an older, black, four-door sedan with dark tinted windows after a burglary of a shed occurred in the Windtree neighborhood Oct. 23.

A vehicle matching the same description was seen prowling cars at the Newcastle McDonald’s Oct. 29.

The car, which could be a Honda model from 1998-2003, has a partial license plate of AMT, followed by numbers. The number portion may include a one and an eight, police said. Read more

Some residents receive wrong voter’s pamphlets

October 30, 2013

NEW — 12:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 2013

A handful of Newcastle residents reported they did not receive the correct voter’s pamphlets, or failed to receive one at all.

King County has four different editions of voter pamphlets. Each one is tailored to an area’s local measures and offices. Newcastle residents should receive edition two of the pamphlet.

Most Newcastle residents appear to have received the correct one, but for those that didn’t, or didn’t get one at all, the voter pamphlet can be found online at http://1.usa.gov/16LndN1. Voters can also pick one up at local libraries.

Scroll down to pages 48 and 49 for information about the Newcastle City Council candidates. Read more

Chamber hosts Halloween picture contest

October 28, 2013

NEW — 12:10 p.m. Oct. 28, 2013

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce is looking for Newcastle’s best Halloween photos.

Upload pictures to the Chamber’s Facebook page, and the photo with most likes will receive a special prize.

The winner will receive his or her choice of a $50 gift certificate to either Sweet Decadence or B & E Meats and Seafood.

The contest ends at midnight Oct. 31, and is open to the entire community, not just Chamber members.

Learn more here.

City celebrates Arbor Day Saturday

October 25, 2013

NEW — 1:10 p.m. Oct. 25, 2013

Contributed Volunteers will plant trees on a public parcel adjacent to China Creek on Oct. 26.

Contributed
Volunteers will plant 600 trees on a public parcel adjacent to China Creek on Oct. 26.

The city of Newcastle will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree-planting event Oct. 26. Read more

City hosts health care insurance enrollment event

October 23, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 23, 2013

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Newcastle residents who don’t have health insurance can now enroll in affordable health insurance options online at www.wahealthplanfinder.org.

Still, enrolling might seem daunting for anyone who doesn’t have good internet access, or who doesn’t feel comfortable signing up using a website.

That’s why the city of Newcastle and Public Health — Seattle & King County have teamed up for an in-person enrollment event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Newcastle City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200.

King County Public Health’s Washington Healthplanfinder is a part of the county’s effort to ensure all residents who are newly eligible for health coverage are enrolled. Read more

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