Dean’s list — University of Washington, spring 2015

September 30, 2015

NEW — 2:35 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015

The following Newcastle students made the University of Washington spring quarter 2015 dean’s list:

Tyler Bauer, Taylor Cates, Neil Chakravarty, Jacky Cheung, Roland Deex, Parisa Emam, Nathanael Jones, Min Kim, Jeffrey Kimmel, Jason Lee, Stephanie Lee, Julian Li, Brian Luu, Jordan Metz, Nickolas Nagel, Logan Nishioku, Anna Pendleton, Jonathan Pendleton, Tia Riley, Kayla Shaffron, Simerjot Singh, Diem To, Nicholas Turner, Kendall Watanabe, Hannah Won, Yongmin Yoo

Did you or your child make the dean’s list, graduate or receive a special collegiate honor? Email your college news to newcastle@isspress.com and we’ll publish it in an upcoming issue.

College news roundup — August 2015

August 6, 2015

NEW — 3:15 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015

Local students graduate 

  • Alanah Bell, of Newcastle, graduated June 13, with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a minor in chemistry from the University of Washington. She will attend the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy in the fall to obtain her doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Julie-Elisa S. Acosta, of Newcastle, graduated July 13 with a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from Wichita State University, in Wichita, Kansas.
  • Madison Dinger, of Newcastle, Bachelor of Science, nursing, Linfield College, Oregon
  • The following Newcastle students graduated in the spring semester at Washington State University:
    • Alexis Garvin, Bachelor of Arts, hospitality business management; Chelsea Gillies, Bachelor of Arts, communication; Shannon Heric, Bachelor of Arts, digital technology and culture; Ocean Skyrud, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Nicole Smith, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; and Scott Turner, Bachelor of Arts, business administration

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Newcastle company brings rock star flair to your home

June 4, 2015

What’s more “rock star” than having a drum bursting out of your wall?

“Nothing,” contends Newcastle resident Steve Kenkman.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Newcastle resident Steve Kenkman, the brains behind Select A Head drum logo displays, sits in front of his own signed collection of wall-mounted drum displays at his home May 14.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Newcastle resident Steve Kenkman, the brains behind Select A Head drum logo displays, sits in front of his own signed collection of wall-mounted drum displays at his home May 14.

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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

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

Colleges honor Newcastle students

April 2, 2015

The following students made their schools’ dean’s list or honor roll.

Western Washington University — fall 2014

Newcastle: Carolyn Aibinder, Nicole Aibinder, Paige Lane, Ryan Maio, Alexandra Stuj and Brandon Yan

Seattle Pacific University — fall 2014

Renton: Claire Moore, Christian Roy and Haley Vincent Read more

Elite basketball academy to call Newcastle home

March 5, 2015

Jasen Baskett and his Emerald City Basketball Academy were homeless.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Pacific Courts, a new gym featuring two full-sized basketball courts, is set to open in Newcastle on March 9. The facility will serve as a headquarters for the Emerald City Basketball Academy.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Pacific Courts, a new gym featuring two full-sized basketball courts, is set to open in Newcastle on March 9. The facility will serve as a headquarters for the Emerald City Basketball Academy.

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Hazen, Liberty sports programs had a good 2014

January 2, 2015

There was no shortage of success stories in the 2014 Hazen and Liberty sports seasons. Here are the ones that stood out among the rest.

Hazen drillers make it three in a row

Contributed The Hazen High School drill team and coaches show off their third consecutive first-place trophy after the Dance and Drill State Championships March 29 at the Yakima SunDome.

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The Hazen High School drill team and coaches show off their third consecutive first-place trophy after the Dance and Drill State Championships March 29 at the Yakima SunDome.

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Hazen’s Dominic Green signs with ASU

December 4, 2014

By Greg Farrar Dominic Green, Hazen High School senior, holds his signed letters of intent Nov. 12 and poses with his brother, Hazen freshman Jalen, for a photo taken by their dad, Jevon, on the Highlander campus.

By Greg Farrar
Dominic Green, Hazen High School senior, holds his signed letters of intent Nov. 12 and poses with his brother, Hazen freshman Jalen, for a photo taken by their dad, Jevon, on the Highlander campus.

With the swift stroke of a pen, Hazen High School senior Dominic Green made a permanent decision about the setting of his life’s next chapter Nov. 12. Read more

Liberty soccer puts up a touchdown against Hazen

October 3, 2014

By Greg Farrar Jordan Hemmen (14), Liberty High School junior defender, watches her header score the first point for the Patriots in a 7-0 win Sept. 9 over Hazen High School.

By Greg Farrar
Jordan Hemmen (14), Liberty High School junior defender, watches her header score the first point for the Patriots in a 7-0 win Sept. 9 over Hazen High School.

If it were a football game being played at Liberty High School on Sept. 9, the 7-0 shutout win for the home team would have told the story of a mostly defensive stalemate between two squads. Read more

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