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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS PAGE C6 WEDNESDAY~ OCTOBEI~ 21, 2009 GOLD STARS of l~,~aquab Liberty, Eastside Catholic high school students Liberty and Eastside Catholic high school students Kiera Stevens, Kileigh Clough, Ellie Hitchings, Alina Hitchings and Rlfiannon Beatty earned their Girl Scout Silver award Sept. 25. The award is the second highest girls in the organiza- tion can receive. The girls are members of Troop 262. The girls earned the award by creating a public information video and booklet, "Elderly 101," featuring fun activities seniors and their families and friends could do or share. The video features a variety of skits the girls performed with the residents of Aegis As- sisted Living in Issaquah. Helen Liu Helen Liu, a senior at Issaquah High School, has been selected as the September Red Robin Scholar Athlete of the Month. Helen was nominated by her varsity swim coach, Laura Hal- ter, who described her as an in- credible leader, hard worker and asset to her school, in and out of the pool. Helen has been an All KingCo most valuable player and has been a state qualifier for multiple events during her three years on the team, in- eluding taking the state cham- pionship in the 50-yard freestyle as a sophomore. Helen loves her team. "It feels like family," she said in a press release, adding that this year, teammates in all grades are joining together to improve. Their teamwork has paid off as Helen and her teammates qualified for the state finals 200 medley relay during their first meet with a time of 2:43. Helen has qualified for state in eight other events this sea- son, so far. She is a member of the National Honor Society and takes several Advanced Place- ment classes. She hopes to at- tend Claremont McKenna Col- lege in Southern California and intends to keep swimming. The Issaquah High Booster Club and employees at Is- saquah,s Red Robin resta:urant gave her the award. Gold Stars highlights accomplishments -- big or small-- by Issaquah stu- dents. Send a few sentences and the student's name, age, grade, school, good deed and a photograph, if possi- ble, to clusebrink@isspress'cm" Above, a student picks up Infor. matlon about the Chris EIIIott Fund, an organization that raises money for brain cancer research. At right, speaker Soozi Sihegal, for the Rwanda Gids Initiative, tells stu- dents about her organization and the benefits of volunteering at the first Skyline High School Community Service Fair. Every student attended one of two lectures and then had a chance to roam to nearly 50 booths representing various community service organizations. A SPECIAL MURAL Challenger Elementary School special-education students have a new, brighter place to play, thanks to the efforts of Judy Babb, former president of the school PTSA, and Andy Eccleshall, a Seattle-based mural artist. The mural was com- pleted by Eccleshall over the Memorial Day break in May, so when students came back to class, they could see the trans- formation before the end of the school year. 'It looked so bleak,' Babb said, of the former gray cement wall. 'Now, it's so bright and it's happy, especially for our gray days.' The students use the area as a safe place to play, work on their motor skills and interact with each other. Babb applied for a $3,000 Comet Cash grant fi'om the school's PTSA, which helped get the project off the ground, she said. BY GI~EG FA]E{I{AR By El'in Kim up for spirit weeks; school spirit is part of an education. Having a passion for one's school is just as important as academics. It can im- prove a student's commitment to schoolwork, foster relationships and prevent negative behavior, like dropping out of school or us- student's high school career is only four out of the 77.6 years of an average person's life. So, how do Issaquah High School students get the most from their high school experience? ing drugs. An essential way is by having Dedication to one's school also school spirit. But what exactly is : instills a positive learning envirom school spirit? ment for students and teachers. School spirit is more than cheer- School spirit fosters a powerful ing at football games and dressing sense of community and is a way WRITE TO Writing Workshops and Retreats Be Inspired. Be reative. Be Yourself. Saturdays Nov. 7 & Dec. 5 Register now at www.writetotheedge.com Afraid of the Dentist ? At Dr. Kelley Fisher's office- we understand! Dr. Kelley Fisher performs Oral Conscious Sedation for people with cxtreme dental anxiety. 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