Highlanders clinch share of Seamount League title

May 5, 2015

NEW — 10:55 a.m. May 5, 2015

Contributed The Hazen High School baseball team hosts the league trophy, after earning a share of the Seamount League title May 4.

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The Hazen High School baseball team hoists the league trophy, after earning a share of the Seamount League title May 4.

The Hazen High School baseball team clinched a share of the Seamount League title after the Highlanders defeated Tyee 5-1 May 4.  Read more

Exemplary seniors receive Washington Scholars Award

April 30, 2015

The Washington Student Achievement Council and the Association of Washington School Principals recently announced the names of 654 Washington Scholars from 263 high schools this year.

The award represents the highest academic honor conferred by the state of Washington and is awarded to students who demonstrate the educational excellence and civic commitment so vital to the future of the state.

The local winners were:

Hazen High School — Andrea Dao, engineering; Tudi Le, pre-medicine

Liberty High School — Quinn Magendanz, computer science engineering; Signe Stroming, international relations

Hazen’s Dominic Green signs with UW

April 30, 2015

By Greg Farrar Hazen senior Dominic Green goes for the score in the Highlanders win over Liberty. Green recently switched his pledge from ASU to UW.

By Greg Farrar
Hazen senior Dominic Green goes for the score in the Highlanders win over Liberty. Green recently switched his pledge from ASU to UW.

Once Dominic Green secured his release from the scholarship he signed last November with Arizona State University, the record-breaking Hazen High School star knew he wanted to continue his basketball career close to home.

After an informal visit to the University of Washington at the end of April, the 6-foot-7 small forward became intrigued about joining its stellar 2015 incoming freshman class that’s ranked second in the Pac-12 and ninth nationally by Scout.com. Read more

Hazen’s Graham Manson takes second at 5K

April 30, 2015

Contributed Newcastle resident Graham Manson runs at a recent Hazen High School track meet.

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Newcastle resident Graham Manson runs at a recent Hazen High School track meet.

Newcastle runner Graham Manson posted a career finish at the Mercer Island 5K on March 22.

Manson, a 16-year-old Hazen High School junior, earned second place overall. He outran 833 competitors and was first in his age group, finishing the race in 18 minutes, 57 seconds. Read more

Chief justice, Hazen grad to headline fundraiser breakfast

April 2, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: Barbara Madsen is no longer headlining the annual breakfast. Instead, Seahawks digital media host, and Newcastle resident, Tony Ventrella will headline the April 27 breakfast.

The Friends of Renton Schools will host its sixth annual benefit breakfast, headlined by speaker Barbara Madsen, the chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court, on April 27.

Madsen, a 1970 graduate of Hazen High School, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington before going on to Gonzaga University School of Law.

After earning her law degree, Madsen worked as a public defender in King and Snohomish counties. She was first appointed to a bench in 1988, when then-Seattle Mayor Charles Royer added her to the Seattle Municipal Court, where she served as presiding judge.

Voters elected her the third woman to serve on the Washington Supreme Court in 1992, and re-elected her in 1998, 2004 and 2010. She began her second term as the 55th chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court after colleagues unanimously elected her Oct. 31, 2012. Read more

Hazelwood PTSA offers scholarships

April 2, 2015

The Hazelwood Elementary School PTSA is offering two $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high-school seniors who attended the Newcastle primary school.

Former Mustangs who are part of the class of 2015 and hold at least a 3.0 grade point average are eligible to apply for the awards. The $1,000 scholarships are applied toward the winners’ first-year tuition at any accredited university.

Required application materials, due April 17, include a high-school transcript, letter of recommendation and more.

Application materials are available at http://hazelwoodptsa.org and in the counseling offices at Hazen, Lindbergh, Newport and Renton high schools.

Rotary clubs honor top students, teachers

April 2, 2015

The Issaquah and Renton rotary clubs honored the following people as students or teachers of the month:

Tudi Le Hazen, December

Tudi Le
Hazen, December

Jessi Traughber McKnight teacher, December

Jessi Traughber
McKnight teacher, December

Spencer Chin Hazen, January

Spencer Chin
Hazen, January

Travis Savala Hazen teacher, December

Travis Savala
Hazen teacher, December

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Winter Sports Championships

March 9, 2015

Notes from Newcastle

March 5, 2015

A ‘shout out’ to local volunteers

The city of Newcastle honored a group Feb. 26 that far too often goes unnoticed — volunteers.

Each year, volunteers devote countless hours to city events. It is volunteers that help plan summer activities, care and advocate for the city’s vast trail network and protect Newcastle’s history.

About 50 volunteers and summer event sponsor representatives gathered at The Golf Club at Newcastle Feb. 26, where they were treated to snacks, an orchestra and a personal thank you from Newcastle Mayor Steve Buri and City Manager Rob Wyman.

Volunteerism is a big part of what makes Newcastle one of the best small cities in the country. So, here’s a special shout out to some of the groups and people that willingly offer their time to better the city: Read more

Best (Unseen) Photos of 2014

January 2, 2015

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