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B4 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS Rotary Club honors students of the month The Rotary Club of Issaquah re- cently honored its students of the month for January. Christine Reddy, a sen- ior at Tiger Mountain Community High School, was recog- nized in the leadership cat- egory. The daugh- ter of Randi Shupert is a ristine Reddy leader who or- ganized school activities, such as the prom and Kick Butts Day. She enjoys taking pictures and draw- ing/art. Reddy passed all of her classes to meet graduation requirements while working two jobs. She plans to go to Bellevue Com- munity College for a year or two before transferring to a university. Shehopes to pursue a career as a nurse or marine biologist, or to own her own restaurant. Josh Wood, a senior at Tiger Mountain Community High School, was also honored for his leader- ship. The son of Jarrod Wood is a member of the Intradistrict Stu- dent Council. At school, Wood works at the student store and is involved in leadership activities. Outside school, he keeps busy with com- munity service projects, working on and fixing cars and four-wheel- ing. Wood plans to attend Renton Technical College to pursue a ca- reer as a diesel mechanic. Joseph Herrera, a senior at Tiger Mountain Community High School, received recognition for his leadership role at the school. The son of Adela Valenzuela Herrera enjoys art in school and fixing cars outside school, recently helping put an engine into a Civic hatchback. In addition, he was a member of the Liberty rugby team that took first in state this year. Herrera plans to attend Renton Technical College to pursue a ca- reer as an auto body technician. Jordan Robinson, a senior at Lib- erty High School, was honored in the vocational cat- egory. The son of Katy and Randy Robin- son is the As- JordanRobinson sociated Student Body president and Link Crew vice president, in addition to being class president his junior, sophomore and fresh- man years. On top of taking Ad- vanced Placement French, calculus and college writing, Robinson en- joys math, science, reading, writ- ing and social studies. Outside school, Robinson volun- teers at the Tavon Center and is involved in the Issaquah School District Steering Committee and Soccer Nation. Robinson hopes to discover his future path while going to college, probably at the University of Washington. Kaylie Stix, a senior at Lib- erty High School, re- ceived the honor for her leadership. Stix is in- volved in the Teaching Acad- emy 1&2, Key Club, Honor Kaylie Stix Society and Link Crew. Outside school, Stix enjoys working with children in the Ath- letes for Kids program and playing tennis. Stix plans to attend the Univer- sity of Oregon, majoring in math and minoring in education in pur- suit of a career as a teacher or mathematician. Christian Rennie, a sen- ior at Issaquah High School, received recog- nition for lead- ership/citizen- ship. The son of Paul and Jeanie Rennie is Associated Christian Rennie Student Body president, in addition to being on the honor roll and community service liaison his junior year. He was also a National Football Federation scholar ath- lete. Rennie is active in the Athletes for Kids program, LDS Church and Boy Scouts. He enjoys the subjects of science and leader- ship, and playing football, watch- ing sports and hanging out with friends. Rennie has been honored in sports as an All-State offensive tackle and to the All-Area Seattle Times, Seattle P-I All Star and First Team KingCo teams. Rennie plans to attend a four- year college on a football scholar- ship. Once there, he'll pursue a ca- reer as a doctor. Plane FROM PAGE B1 students' education in Kenya," he wrote in an e-mail. "We feel it is important to help young people everywhere to broaden their horizons and to fulfill their po- tential." The program sends the stu- dents back home with knowledge and supplies, like computers, books and clothing to share, he said. The girls began with a shoe drive at Sabrina's former school, the Epiphany School, which yielded more than 75 pairs of barely worn gym shoes. The girls then went door-to-door in their neighborhood, dispensing large plastic bags for families to put do- nations in. When it was time to collect, "we had this little toboggan sled and were hiking through the snow with all these bags," Sab- rina said. "Then, it all slid off the back and went ripping open and we decided after that we needed a car." "We couldn't believe how much people donated," Kim said. With help from local sports teams, their neighbors and stu- dents at Ballard High School, the girls collected and labeled 72 large boxes of clothing, shoes and sup- plies. The weight of the items in the plane's cargo hold was roughly a haft-ton, Choi said. But the girls' biggest lesson was meeting the five Kenyan women chosen to come to Seattle this year. "When we heard the girls were visiting and we'd get to meet them, we were really excited," Sabrina said. They all went bowling Feb. 8 at Lucky Strike in Bellevue. Kim also went with the girls to visit Western Washington Univer- sity. There, they attended a semi- nar about AIDS and the girls had really insightful observations about how they and their country have been affected by the disease, Kim said. The girls talked about how fe- male circumcisions spread the dis- ease through dirty equipment and how missionaries undermine edu- cation about contraception, she said. Sabrina and Kim said their fa- vorite part was going shopping with the girls at the Boeing store. "We helped them pick out their sweatshirts and compared what ones were cool for each girl," Kim said. "We were shopping just like we were if we were friends that hang out all the time." "We really got to bond with them," Sabrina said. "They have hopes and dreams and like some of the same things we do." "Some wanted to be doctors, one wanted to be a judge," Kim added. "We had a lot of things in common, even though they were from across the world." Reach Reporter Chantelle Lusebrink at 392-6434, ext. 241, or clusebrink@iss- press.com. Comment on this story at www.issaquahpress, com. .............. .............................. I .... 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I think the biggest problem is that many of us introduce non- native plants into our gardens, fully expecting Mom Nature to take care of them, and she does- n't want any part of it. How do we introduce interesting species and coerce nature to help? It sounds sneaky, but really, it's the secret to good gardening practice. We all know that certain plants like specific conditions. Many books are available listing plants for dry shade, damp soils, hot sun, etc. The idea of putting the right plant in the right place goes a long way toward helping intro- duce exotics. Other lists include plants that please us in certain combinations for color, bloom time, texture, etc. If we could do both and get those plants to sur- vive year after year, we would have it made. As always, not knowing where to start, I turned to the master gardeners for naturalized combi- nations in their yards. Don Morrow, our local rose ex- pert, said he would never grow roses alone. He needs a mix of plants to keep diseases at bay. He grows chives around roses to repel aphids. Delphiniums and other flowers are used to attract lady beetles, lacewings, etc., be- cause they eat aphids. Morrow's garden is composed of difficult, disease-prone, show-quality plants that he manages, because he has figured out how to let na- ture help maintain his yard. Danna Colingham, our clinic's specialist with teaching gardens, likes plants that come in waves to take over an area in decline. In one space, she has early MASTER GARDENERS' comer blooming narcissus, the dying leaves of which are then covered by corydalis, which fades in summer to give way to gladiolas. Anna-Karin Svennson, our perennial expert, has naturalized several types of bulbs under late leafing, deciduous shrubs. She is unable to get tulips and narcis- sus to come back in her yard and likes nemerosa and blanda anemones, winter aconite and snow drops. She gets a wonder- ful early-spring show, followed by the shrub foliage covering the dying leaves of the bulbs, which then creates an umbrella to shield the bulbs from rain. Maureen easzek has Darwin tulips that have come back every year for, 15 years. Amazing, be- cause it s difficult to get tulips to come back at all. The tulips grow in a sandy corner of her yard un- der a honey locust tree, which leafs out late, allowing light to get to the bulbs. After the bulbs bloom, the locust becomes an umbrella, keeping the soil fairly dry, which is good for tulips. The beauty of natural land- scapes inspires us, but many people don't have time to main- tain a garden. We'll never get our yards up to Mom's level, but we can improve our little corner of it by letting her do at least some of the work. MEDICAL/DENTAL DIRECTORY OF ISSAQUAH CHIROPRACTORS Klahanie Chiropractic Dr. Ken Lichtenwalter, B.A., D.C. Dr. Benjamin Britton, D.C., C.C.S.P. Located in the Klabanie Village Shopping Ctr. (425) 391-5050 COUNSELING & HEALTh River Valley Psychological Services 5837 221st PI. S.E. Issaquah, WA 98027 (425) 391-0887 Sharon Pellegrini, Patient Care Coordinator Kevin Counolly, Ph.D. Kim Blake, Ph.D Marisol Hanley, Ph.D Mary Hendriekson, Ph.D. Elizabeth Irwin, Ph.D Beatrice Joe, LMFT Maria Elena Lara, Ph.D. Nancy Martin, MN, ARNP, CS George Reeknagel, Ph.D. Heidi Summers, M.D. John Sutton-Gamaehe, Ph.D Launi Treece, Ph.D. Heidi Vander Pol, PsyD. Sharon Young, Psy.D. DENTISTS Barry Feder, D.D.S., P.S. Mark Germack, D.D.S. Family Dentistry 450 NW Gilman Blvd., Suite 103 Issaquah, (425) 392-7541 Jonathan A. Levey, D.D.S. Pine Lake Dental/Medical Canter 22725 SE 29th Street, #]3 Sammamish, (425) 391-5511 OPTHAMOLOGISTS Eye Clinic of Issaquah 450 NW Gilman Blvd., Suite 202 Issaquah, (425) 391-8602 www. eyeelinieofbellevue.eom James L. Stroh, M.D. Stephanie T. Phan, M.D. Michael Rizen, M.D. Ph.D OPTOMETRISTS Dr. Walter V. Cassidy Dr. Stephan L. Cassidy Issaquah Vision Clinic 450 NW Gilman Blvd., Suite 104 Issaquab, (425) 392-8756, (425) 747-8283 NewVision EyeCare Kerry J. Moscovitz, O.D. Pine Lake Dental-Medical Center 22741 SE 29th Street Sammamish, (425) 392-2196 www.newvision-eyecare.eom PHYSICIANS Mark F. Bressler, M.D. Issaquah Dermatology Issaquah Professional Center 85 NW Alder PI., Suite A Issaquab, (425) 391-5533 VIRGINIA MASON ISSAQUAtt 100 NE Gilman Blvd. (425) 557-8000 Primary Care Family Practice Internal Medicine Pediatrics Specialty Care Audiology/Hearing Aid Services Gastroenterology General Surgery Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Laser Refractive Surgery Corneal Transplants Optometry Contacts & Glasses Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, & Throat) Occupational Therapy Podiatry Urology