Honor roll — Washington State University

September 30, 2015

NEW — 2:33 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015

The following students were named to the Washington State University honor roll for the 2015 summer semester:

Newcastle: Stacey Quach

Renton: Jordan Beck, Harrison Diemert, Evan Fiore, Jenna Hamilton and Jennifer Harmon

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 students make dean’s list, honor roll

July 2, 2015

Newcastle students make dean’s list, honor roll

  • Lindsey Kranz, of Newcastle, was recently named to the Gonzaga University president’s list for the spring 2015 semester.
  • The following Newcastle students were named to the Washington State University president’s honor roll for the spring 2015 semester: Carolyn Aibinder, Nicole Aibinder, Rachel Atwood, Shannon Heric, Ryan Maio, Stacey Quach, Alexandra Stuj and Brandon Yan.
  • Molly Gallagher, of Newcastle, was named to the spring 2015 semester dean’s list at Northwest Nazarene University, in Nampa, Idaho.
  • Emily Franceschina, of Newcastle, was named to the 2015 spring semester dean’s list, Carroll College, in Helena, Montana.

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.

 

Renton School District’s superintendent resigns

June 4, 2015

The Renton School District is back on the market for a new district leader.

Less than two years after she took office, Superintendent Merri Rieger announced her resignation, and the Renton School Board accepted it at its May 13 meeting.

Merri Rieger

Merri Rieger

Rieger’s resignation is effective June 30. In order to ensure a smooth transition for the interim superintendent, Rieger will step aside from the daily superintendent duties immediately, according to a statement from the district. Read more

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

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

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.

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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Local students make dean’s lists

October 3, 2014

Washington State University

Chelsea Aleesha Moorhead and Alexandra Stuj, of Newcastle, made the president’s honor roll for the 2014 summer semester at Washington State University in Pullman.

Azusa Pacific University

Nathan Gibson, of Newcastle, made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University, in Azusa, Calif. for the 2014 spring term. Read more

Public works director leaving for North Bend

June 5, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy Mark Rigos, outgoing Newcastle Public Works director, with his son Alexander, speaks at the May Creek Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 15.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Mark Rigos, outgoing Newcastle Public Works director, with his son Alexander, speaks at the May Creek Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 15.

Newcastle Public Works Director Mark Rigos has only worked with the city for three years, but his impact on the community is so great that when he announced his resignation, at least one resident became emotional at the thought of losing him. Read more

Rotary clubs honors top seniors

May 1, 2014

Renton

Malcolm Mitchell, a senior at Hazen High School, was selected as a Renton Rotary Club Youth of the Month for April.

He maintains a 3.81 grade point average, and is involved in DECA, National Honor Society, and the swim and cross-country teams.

Mitchell has received awards for DECA, Letters of Achievement, the Unity Award and the swim team MVP Award.

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