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Siri Bliesner, Susan Wilkins and John Towers compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position. Courtesy photos

Three candidates aim to fill an open seat on the Lake Washington School Board

Siri Bliesner, John Towers and Susan Wilkins compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position.

 

Jake Benbow will be at LA Reel’s next camp at KDC in July. Madison Miller / staff photo

LA Reel comes to Kirkland

LA Reel is a week-long camp that gives students experience in the entertainment industry.

 

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                                Corina Pfeil, a Kenmore parent, has spent the past three years to get the law changed to allow naloxone (better known as Narcan or Evzio) in Washington high schools to help prevent on-campus opioid overdose.

Eastside mom gets Narcan in Washington schools

Corina Pfeil has spent the past three years to make Narcan accessible to students who overdose at school.

 

Friends of Youth welcomes Juniel as director of development

Juniel Brings more than 30 years of development experience to Friends of Youth.

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                                Alisa Bright is LWTech Tech Academy’s valedictorian. She will graduate with her high school diploma and her AA in design.

LWTech to graduate students earning high school diplomas and associate degrees

Alisa Bright is the LWTech Technical Academy’s valedictorian.

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                                Alisa Bright is LWTech Tech Academy’s valedictorian. She will graduate with her high school diploma and her AA in design.
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                                The opening of Old Redmond Schoolhouse will be postponed to fall of 2020.

Old Redmond Schoolhouse will not be ready for students this fall

The scheduled preschool programs will remain at Dickinson Elementary for the next school year.

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                                The opening of Old Redmond Schoolhouse will be postponed to fall of 2020.
Ramit Malhotra and Tanvee Kale star in “Devi” at Allen Theatre at ACT. Photo courtesy of Siddhartha Saha Photography

Pratidhwani produces ‘Devi’ with Eastside actors

The show will feature actors from Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland.

Ramit Malhotra and Tanvee Kale star in “Devi” at Allen Theatre at ACT. Photo courtesy of Siddhartha Saha Photography

Kirkland’s Vortex Music Movies celebrates Record Store Day with local artists

Smuggling Croissants, Mister Blank, Ouija Boob, Floral Tattoo and other local artists performed at at the shop.

Ayuka Sakak, Hadley Cole, KJ Bradley, Cate Harrington, Willow Cook and Shreya Jaisingh of the LEGO Lassies were acknowledged for their accomplishments at the Kirkland City Council meeting on April 2. Courtesy photo.

Kirkland Council proclaims April LEGO Lassies month

The sixth-grade robotics team will be going to the world championships next week.

Ayuka Sakak, Hadley Cole, KJ Bradley, Cate Harrington, Willow Cook and Shreya Jaisingh of the LEGO Lassies were acknowledged for their accomplishments at the Kirkland City Council meeting on April 2. Courtesy photo.
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                                Sophia Gonzalez of ICS was the 151st Coca Cola Scholar at this year’s Scholar’s Banquet in Atlanta, GA.

Two LWSD students receive $20,000 Coca Cola scholarships

Sarah Raza (RHS) and Sophia Gonzalez (ICS) were selected for their community service work.

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                                Sophia Gonzalez of ICS was the 151st Coca Cola Scholar at this year’s Scholar’s Banquet in Atlanta, GA.
Panel luncheon audience members predict survey results in regard to what Eastsiders consider to make up the American Dream. From left: James Whitfield, Dr. Amy Morrison, Anne Morisseau and Anne-Marie Diouf. Madison Miller / staff photo

Leadership Eastside hosts panel discussing the American Dream

The panel consisted of Dr. Amy Morrison, president of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Anne Morisseau, Planning Commissioner for the City of Bellevue, Residential Real Estate Agent, LE Board of Directors, and Anne-Marie Diouf, VP Human Resources for Symetra.

Panel luncheon audience members predict survey results in regard to what Eastsiders consider to make up the American Dream. From left: James Whitfield, Dr. Amy Morrison, Anne Morisseau and Anne-Marie Diouf. Madison Miller / staff photo

Juanita Elementary recognized by county green school program

Juanita Elementary achieved a recycling rate of 55 percent.

LWSD Resource Center. Photo by Jason Rothkowitz 2010

LWSD Capital Projects levy addresses overcrowding and security in schools

The upcoming levy, if passed, will build more classrooms and install security cameras.

LWSD Resource Center. Photo by Jason Rothkowitz 2010
KPC’s All Star House Band set to perform classic rock anthems at the third annual benefit concert. From left: Geoffrey Castle, Jakael Tristram, Chuck Dorsett and Byron Prather. Ronnie Yonker Photography.

Kirkland Performance Center set to rock audiences at annual benefit concert

KPC’s All Star House Band plays classic rock anthems at “We Will Rock You” benefit concert on April 6.

KPC’s All Star House Band set to perform classic rock anthems at the third annual benefit concert. From left: Geoffrey Castle, Jakael Tristram, Chuck Dorsett and Byron Prather. Ronnie Yonker Photography.
Rosa and Erik, whose last names have been withheld share their experiences being a part of Youth Eastside Services (YES) Latino H.E.A.T. student-leadership program at the Invest in Youth Breakfast on March 20. Madison Miller/staff photo

Eastside community ‘invests in youth’ at annual YES benefit breakfast

YES holds annual Invest in Youth Breakfast.

Rosa and Erik, whose last names have been withheld share their experiences being a part of Youth Eastside Services (YES) Latino H.E.A.T. student-leadership program at the Invest in Youth Breakfast on March 20. Madison Miller/staff photo
Kids in Kirkland enjoy the two days off from school by sledding down a hill at Peter Kirk Park. Madison Miller/staff photo

Eastside schools announce schedule accommodations to snow days

Some districts have built-in make-up days but not all.

Kids in Kirkland enjoy the two days off from school by sledding down a hill at Peter Kirk Park. Madison Miller/staff photo
Rose Hill Middle School will present “Mulan Jr.” on March 22 and 23. Front row from left: Annika Shinoda, Audrey Yu, Vada Chambers, Grace Gentile, Brooke Barr, Jasmine Alsorour, Noella Johnson, Ariane Pereira, Simran Brar, Sadie Klinkenberg, Katie Davis. Middle row from left: Robert Schrimsher, Lena Mancano, Erisa Baba, Izzy Nelson, Kennedy Tuson, Ashley Locke, Ash Hodgson, Kayomi Prieto, Ananya Unnikrishnan, Michelle Lee. Back row from left: Lili Ponder, Danielle Burchard, Quinn Malick, Parker Mathews, Max Fanning, Kylan Guest, Cade D’Agostino, Elissa Ondrusek Sophia Mattie, Camryn Martin, Levi Cheung, Alena Speirs, Madeleine King, Kinley Moss, Lauren Jernigan, Abby Hebert. Photo courtesy of Shanna Barr.

Rose Hill Middle School to present Disney’s ‘Mulan Jr.’

It will be performed at the Lake Washington High School theater March 22 and 23.

Rose Hill Middle School will present “Mulan Jr.” on March 22 and 23. Front row from left: Annika Shinoda, Audrey Yu, Vada Chambers, Grace Gentile, Brooke Barr, Jasmine Alsorour, Noella Johnson, Ariane Pereira, Simran Brar, Sadie Klinkenberg, Katie Davis. Middle row from left: Robert Schrimsher, Lena Mancano, Erisa Baba, Izzy Nelson, Kennedy Tuson, Ashley Locke, Ash Hodgson, Kayomi Prieto, Ananya Unnikrishnan, Michelle Lee. Back row from left: Lili Ponder, Danielle Burchard, Quinn Malick, Parker Mathews, Max Fanning, Kylan Guest, Cade D’Agostino, Elissa Ondrusek Sophia Mattie, Camryn Martin, Levi Cheung, Alena Speirs, Madeleine King, Kinley Moss, Lauren Jernigan, Abby Hebert. Photo courtesy of Shanna Barr.
Derek Bermel, Seattle Symphony composer in residence, visited Thoreau Elementary after their composition was selected to be performed at Benaroya Hall. Photo courtesy of Seattle Symphony

Fifth grade students become musical composers

Thoreau Elementary was selected to have their composition played by the Seattle Symphony.

Derek Bermel, Seattle Symphony composer in residence, visited Thoreau Elementary after their composition was selected to be performed at Benaroya Hall. Photo courtesy of Seattle Symphony
Suzanne Maxon purchases raffle tickets from two Friends of Youth volunteers at the Celebration of Youth event on March 1. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Friends of Youth celebrates local youth at annual fundraiser

This year’s event raised $369,000.

Suzanne Maxon purchases raffle tickets from two Friends of Youth volunteers at the Celebration of Youth event on March 1. Madison Miller/staff photo.
Kirkland Community Musical, “The Music Man,” will be debuting at KPC March 9. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Community theater returns to Kirkland

The community production of ‘The Music Man’ will run March 9-16 at KPC.

Kirkland Community Musical, “The Music Man,” will be debuting at KPC March 9. Madison Miller/staff photo.