IHS Booster Club Senior Scholarships
Every Spring scholarships valued at $1,000 or greater are awarded to selected IHS graduating seniors. Scholarships are applied towards college school tuition, fees, and costs. Scholarships must be used during the school year following high school graduation.
Applications will be available after January 1st on the Booster Website, as well as the High School College and Career Center.
A candidate must meet each of the following conditions:
Criteria for Selection
In awarding scholarships the Issaquah High School Booster Club shall evaluate the candidates based on the following criteria:
Past Senior Scholarship Recipients
2016: Congratulations to the five seniors chosen as the 2016 Issaquah High School Booster Club scholarship recipients.
Each of these amazing students exemplifies the IHS Booster Club values as demonstrated by their character, integrity,
and contributions while at Issaquah High. Thank you for being such remarkable influences while at Issaquah High
Rachel Benoliel: Rachel impressed the booster selection committee in many ways including her impressive GPA, her work experience as a summer camp counselor, a preschool teacher’s assistant and personal child care for an hearing impaired two year old. Her volunteer experience includes teaching sign language to deaf and hard of hearing children at the Hearing Speech and Deaf Center in Seattle, a summer camp counselor at Camp Solomon Schechter and the Stroum Jewish Community Center. She is also active in the high school band and the Ukulele Club.
One of her references had this to say about Rachel:
Rachel will be attending CAL State Northridge in the Fall with plans to major in Deaf Studies and Education.
Dane Mui: Dane impressed the booster selection committee in many ways including his impressive GPA, his volunteer experience as director and co-director of the charity Mito Golf Tournament for 3 years, his work with the Issaquah Food Bank via Lunch for the Break and as a SOMA youth group member. Dane was a two year DECA state qualifier, was a member of the IHS basketball team which qualified for the state tournament in both 2015 & 2106 and a four year scholar athlete. He was also voted most improved player on the 2016 varsity basketball team and was the December 2013 Student of the Month / Integrity. His work experience includes being a basketball referee and a dog sitter.
One of his references had this to say about Dane and his work with the Mito Golf Tournament:
Dane will be attending the University of San Diego.
Christina Paoletti: Christina impressed the booster selection committee in many ways including her impressive GPA, and her volunteer experience as a camp counselor, her youth outreach for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, a National Honor Society volunteer and numerous other youth ministry volunteer roles. She was also a two year letter recipient on Track & Field, an Eagle Crew Leader, secretary of the Chemistry Club, a SIFF Club member and has participated in the high school orchestra for four years. Her work experience includes swim instructor at Julius Boehm Pool and tutor at Kumon.
One of her references had this to say about Christina:
Christina will be attending the Washington State University studying bioengineering in their honors program.
Amy Behar: Amy impressed the booster selection committee in many ways including her impressive GPA, her volunteer work at the Issaquah Food Bank, Mountains to Sound Greenway and the American Cancer Society. She is also active in DECA, IHS Honor Society, the Key Club, the Ambassador Program and Issaquah Soccer Club. All this while working at the Issaquah Café and in child care.
One of her references had this to say about Amy:
Amy will be attending the University of Washington.
Olga Andreeva: Olga impressed the booster selection committee in many ways including her impressive GPA, and her many activities such as – Girls who Code Summer Immersion Program, Math YouTube Channel Creator, Gender Equality Club Founder, National Honor Society and the IHS Student Council. She has also volunteered at the Issaquah Farmers Market and Serving our Society supporting the IHS Special Olympics basketball team and Food Lifeline. Her sports participation includes ISC Gunners Soccer and IHS Cross Country. Awards include: AAUW Math Excellence Aware, NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Washington State Runner-up, National Merit Commended Student, AP Scholar with Distinction, WSMA Contest 2nd Place and the Issaquah Pride and Tradition Award in both 9th and 10th grades. She has also created two websites called Map my Summer which was designed for high school students looking for summer programs and Holy Guacamole! Which takes your location and shows the places around you that sell guacamole.
One of her references had this to say about Olga:
Olga will be attending the University of Washington.
Prior Scholarship Recipients:
Sara Wedekind - Seattle University
Troy Potensky - Bellevue College
Alex Hansen - University of Chicago
Weston Mui - University of Southern California
Nick Ryder - Tufts University
Anna Fairhart - Marquette University
Nicole Migotsky - Washington University St. Louis
Ben Rosellini - Stanford University
Riley Foreman - Whitman College
Matt Sekijima - University of Washington
Sara Brumley - University of Washington
Conner Young - University of Washington
Elyse Edward - Johns Hopkins University
Taryn Ohashi - Scripps College
Gillian Pennington - University of Washington
Nicholas Roselini - Stanford University
Casi Schwisow - Wellesley College
Lindsay Cowgill - University of Washington
Aubrey Jensen - Brigham Young University
Lauren Goodman - Georgetown University
Nathan Saad - Gonzaga University
Jordan Taylor Jackson - Arizona State University
Alice Pumpian - University of Washington