WA State High School Photo Competition

This year judges received 3, 500 entries from 66 schools, making it the largest HS photo competition in the country. Students in Bridget John’s Photography Club did very well considering how competitive this contest is!

This included Eason Chen who received 3rd place in the "people" category where his work will be included in the travel exhibition over the next several months. He was also surprised with the Jones Soda Award, meaning his image will be printed on a run of 250,000 bottles!

Judges Select means that the photo made it to the final round (10% of entries get this), Finalist means they made it in to the top 18 in that category: 

Eason Chen
Judges Select: landscape
Judges Select: People
Judges Select: People

Lillian Zhu
*4th place: Architecture 
Ribbon: Judges Select: Documentary/Street

Connor McKee-Sargent
3 Ribbons:
Finalist: Manipulation
Finalist: Portrait
Judges Select: Manipulation

Giovanni Jennings
Judges Select: Landscape

Mason Maron
Judges Select: Animal

Here is the link to the contest, if you are interested in seeing these photos http://www.wshspc.com/

NJROTC SeaPerch Challenge

Last weekend four members of Patriot Company traveled to the University of Maryland to participate in the 2019 SeaPerch Challenge.  Evan Rosenfelt (11), Dominic Ogino (11), Carson Tucker (10) and Sofia VanHuss (9) competed against over 100 high school teams from United States, the US and British Virgin Islands, and New Zealand.  After the technical presentations and two in water competitions, Patriot company finished 71st out of 110 teams.  Although we didn't do as well as we had hoped, it was a great weekend to meet, learn from, and compete against other highly capable high school underwater ROV teams.

Sports Med National Champions

Over the past couple weeks Issaquah High School’s Sports Med Team has been competing in the National Championships. This year’s competition included over 300+ school and over 3500 competitors, the largest ever.

Issaquah High School’s team was just named the 2019 National Champions!!!  Ultimately they had 8 of the top 10 individual scores in the nation with all the students’ scores placing them in the top 1% of all competitors.  Mind boggling Amazing!  Grace Stretz won the Individual National Championship.

Instructor, Todd Parsons, commented that all of these students are so amazing and I could not be more proud of them. Their work ethic, relentless tenacity towards excellence, and overall approach to being a Sports Med Family is just so humbling to be a part of. It has been such an honor to be their guide on the journey of seeking personal greatness.

We are so thankful to be in such a supportive place here at Issaquah.  Thank you to Issaquah School District, ISD CTE, all of the Issaquah High School Admin and Staff, IHS ASB, and ISF.

 These students are leaving here with such an incredible experience and we are so thankful.

CTE Spring Showcase

35 Career and Technical Education students from across the district were honored for their hard work at the annual CTE Showcase. Teachers selected their outstanding CTE students for the honor. The event took place at Issaquah High School, where students displayed and demonstrated the projects they've worked on this year. They specialize in a huge range of fields, including culinary arts, computer science, marketing, American Sign Language, criminology, graphic design, and many more. Several staff members were also honored. Congrats, CTE students and staff!

AP Psychology Extended Learning Opportunity

Students from Rachel Heilman’s AP Psychology course at Issaquah High School traveled to the Center for Neurotechnology in the Gates Center/Bioengineering Dept at UW. The fantastic learning experience involved Dr. Chudler’s ability to really expand the students’ knowledge about the brain, the applications of neuroscience, and the interesting ways that career paths can take shape.

Patriot Company Happenings

Captain Deehr and Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Lenna Weiss attended the Cascade Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution annual awards dinner.   At the dinner, Cadet Weiss was awarded their Outstanding Cadet Medal and a $300.00 scholarship check.

32 cadets and chaperones toured the USS Gridley (DDG 101), one of the newer guided missile destroyers in the US Navy inventory, at Naval Station Everett.  Cadets toured the combat information center, hangar bay and flight deck, boat deck, berthing, mess decks, missile & gun deck, close-in weapons system (CIWS), forecastle, and bridge.  

Patriot Company held their third annual Campus Clean-up.  Captain Deehr, Chief Spears and 34 cadets spent 3.5 hours  scouring the campus grounds and surrounding areas.  In that time they collected and disposed of nearly 400 pounds of garbage and debris.  Please do your part to keep our campus trash free!

IHS DECA International Finalists

The Issaquah DECA Club attended DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL. They brought 29 students and 5 very tired adults. All told, ICDC featured 21,000+ students from around the world, competing in a variety of business-themed competitive events. DECA events started this year with 222,000 students world-wide, so even making it to ICDC is a huge accomplishment. This was the largest group IHS has taken to ICDC in as long as anyone can remember. The students had a fantastic (and sleep deprived) time, and we had some amazing success:

  • Ishaan Sharma came in 2nd place in the world in the Principles of Business Management and Administration event.

  • Xander Yanni finished top-20 in the world in the Business Services Marketing event.

Patriot Company wins the Kitsap Regional Underwater ROV Competition

Liberty High School’s Patriot Company's Sea Perch Team competed in the Kitsap Regional Underwater ROV competition.   After providing a technical presentation & notebook to the judges and competing in two in-water maneuverability exercises, Patriot Company finished first in both categories and brought home the championship.