Congratulations to the Liberty High School Boys’ Varsity Golf Team for their 2A State Championship win. The team, coached by Head Coach Jon Kinsley and Assistant Coach Glen Larson, defeated thirteen 2A high schools at the WIAA State Golf Tournament in Spokane, WA. The team clinched the championship with a final score of 120.50, beating second place Bellingham (69.50) by almost double. The Boys’ Varsity Golf Team includes: Collin Fletcher, Ben Graham, Luke Hall, Chase McIntosh, Cole Sherman, and Alex Wilsey.
Issaquah High School continues to make a name for itself in the field of Sports Medicine, again taking top honors at the National High School Sports Medicine Competition sponsored by the American Academic Competition Institute. This is the fourth year in a row that a team from Issaquah High has won the national championship. Qualifying schools from all over the nation took a 90 minute, 300 question multiple choice test that covered emergency medicine, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, general sports medicine topics, and a difficult set of questions about the injuries, assessment, treatment, and rehab of the head, face, eyes and neck.
More than 3,500 students from 300 schools around the country competed this year. “I am so proud, humbled, and pretty much in awe of this group of students,” says Todd Parsons, Issaquah High Sports Medicine Instructor. “Their work ethic and willingness to dive so deeply into the material is inspiring. The level of knowledge they strived to learn was equivalent to what a second or third year medical school student would be responsible for learning.”
In addition to the team win, individual students also placed in the Top 10 Finalists, including Gillian Brandt, Liam Sullivan, Jessica Hart, and Bob Weng. Top 25 All American winners included Kristen Hines, Arman Naderi, Elliott Tan, Tessa Buck, Shreya Kumar, Jessica Gallawa, and Ian Lambert.
Pine Lake Middle Schools students inaugurated the Theatre Arts Club, with a presentation of three original plays. Each play was written, choreographed, and designed by members of the school’s newest club. Along with the performance, students built and painted sets, designed the stage direction, crafted the make-up and costume designs, created the choreography, and selected the music for each production. Michelle Caponigro, PLMS principal shared, “We are very proud of the club’s hard work and can’t wait to see what they have in store for the future!”
Congratulations to the Endeavour Elementary School fifth grade math team who recently placed third in the Math is Cool Masters Elite Division Competition.
The Math is Cool competition is a two stage challenge where teams who place in the Regional Competition move on to compete in the Masters Competition. During the Masters Competition, only the top teams are chosen to compete in the Elite Division. At the Regional Competition, the Endeavour math team placed second out of 40 Seattle-area schools. Afterwards, they were invited to compete in the Elite Division of the Masters Competition, where they placed third out of 32 schools from across the state.
The following fifth grade students from Mrs. Ralph's class participated the Masters competition and represented Endeavour Elementary School: April Li, Manan Vora, Albert Weng, and Sarah Xuan.
The fifth grade math team would also like to thank the following parent volunteers who helped coach and prepare them for the Masters competition every Wednesday and Friday: Coach Lizhong, Coach Jinesh, Coach Xiemin, and Jing & Yi.
Congratulations to the Skyline High School Varsity Baseball team for their first ever State Championship win. The team, coached by Head Coach Brendon Hemphill and Assistant Coaches Steve Darnell and Eric Skoglung, defeated Kentwood High School 2-1 to bring home the State Championship in Baseball.