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Booster Club & Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete Awards

 

Congratulations to our Fall 2016-2017

 

Spring recipients announce in May

 

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Winter 2015-2016 Recipients 

Dean Peterson

 

Congratulations to Dean Peterson, a senior at Issaquah High School.  He has been selected as a Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete by the Issaquah Booster Club and Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria!

Issaquah wrestling coach, Kirk Hyatt, nominated Dean and writes:  Dean “has been a leader and fine example of what it means to be a scholar athlete.”

Dean has participated in wrestling all four years in high school, and has played football for four years as well.

In wrestling, Dean has received recognition and achieved his personal goal of winning the KingCo champ title, and was key in the victory over Skyline in a dual meet win.

Dean is not only an athlete, but a scholar and important community member as well.  While maintaining a GPA of about 3.57, Dean has also found the time to accomplish 15-20 hours of community service during the busy wrestling season.

Dean is an exemplary scholar athlete.  His hard work and dedication have made him a shining example to represent Issaquah High School.  Congratulations, Dean, and best of luck in the future!

Halle Wolgamott

 

Congratulations to Halle Wolgamott, a senior at Issaquah High School.  She has been selected as a Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete by the Issaquah Booster Club and Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria!

Issaquah Gymnastics coach, Ryan Fleischer, nominated Halle and writes:  “Halle has been a stand out leader as captain of our team for the last 2 years.  She is a leader in her actions and leads with grace.  She is so genuine, positive and encouraging.  Her gymnastics has improved every year and she is a hard worker in the gym.  We will truly miss Halle next year.  Halle is an all around wonderful young lady who is always willing to help.”

In addition to four years on the gymnastics team, Halle has participated in Diving and Track for 2 years.  She has received may awards and honors, including being a scholar athlete for 4 years, WSGCA all-state academic team member, 4 years as a member of the IHS Gymnastics KingCo team, placed 10th on beam at KingCo and was a 4 year Districts qualifier, and a State qualifier this year.  This year, Halle competed in beam at State and placed in the top 25%.

In addition to athletics and maintaining a GPA of about 3.5, Halle has been involved in IHS ASB.  Outside of school, she is a nanny for a family in Issaquah and has been involved with Young Life.

Halle is an exemplary scholar athlete.  Her hard work and dedication have made her a shining example to represent Issaquah High School.  Congratulations, Halle, and best of luck in the future!

Max Eastern

 

Congratulations to Max Eastern, a senior at Issaquah High School.  He has been selected as a Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete by the Issaquah Booster Club and Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria!

Issaquah Basketball coach, Mitch Boyer, nominated Max and writes:  “Max is one of the most well rounded athletes I have ever worked with.  He has around a 3.9 GPA and has participated in basketball throughout all four years of his high school career.  He will undoubtedly be successful in whatever endeavors his future presents.  I respect him as a student, an athlete, and now a peer.  Max is a role model to the rest of the Issaquah Basketball program.  He represents all of the character traits that we look for in a player.”

Max became Varsity Captain his senior year of high school, and has been involved in basketball outside of IHS as well.  He has been a Basketball Official for Issaquah Parks and Recreation, and a youth counselor for summer camps.

Max is an exemplary scholar athlete.  His hard work and dedication have made him a shining example to represent Issaquah High School.  Congratulations, Max, and best of luck in the future!

Trey Gevers

 

Congratulations to Trey Gevers, a senior at Issaquah High School.  He has been selected as a Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete by the Issaquah Booster Club and Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria.

Issaquah Swim and Dive coach, Laura Halter, nominated Trey and writes:  “As captain of his Swim and Dive team, Trey has led by example.  He is always hard working and dedicated.  He has set an amazing example of sportsmanship that his teammates all admire and aspire to.  I have always been very proud to have Trey on my team!”

While currently serving as the captain, he has recently led his team to become the KingCo champions.  He has also recently broken a very old school record in Diving, scoring over 300 points for 6 dives.  Trey has been awarded 2nd team all-KingCo two years in a row.  He placed 14th at State in 2015 and 2016.  He has qualified for Districts all 4 years of his career and for State the past 3 years.

As a student, Trey maintains a 3.4 GPA while taking multiple honors classes.  Outside of the classroom, Trey participates in many charitable and leadership activities.  He has been involved in ASB at IHS.  He has led tow teams to Mexico on mission trips to build houses for the homeless.  He also volunteers at the White Swan Yakima Indian Reservation day camp for kids.

Trey is an exemplary scholar athlete.  His hard work and dedication have made him a shining example to represent

William Miller

 

Congratulations to Will Miller, a senior at Issaquah High School.  He has been selected at a Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete by the Issaquah Booster Club and Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria!

Issaquah Special Olympics basketball coach Rob Enghusen nominated Will and writes:  “Will is a great student athlete.  He always has a good attitude during basketball practice.  He also listens very well to instruction, and is always enthusiastic about what we are doing next.  He is also very encouraging to his teammates, always congratulating them and cheering them on.  Will is always a joy to be around.  He is well liked by all of his teammates, and a joy to coach.”

In addition to basketball, Will skis and golfs.  Academically, Will is an avid reader.  He is very knowledgeable about US and world history and loves to talk about it. 

Will is an exemplary scholar athlete.  His hard work and dedication have made him a shining example to represent Issaquah High School.  Congratulations, Will, and best of luck in the future!

 

 

Fall 2016 Recipients

Kunaal Sikka

Congratulations to Kunaal Sikka, a senior at Issaquah High School.  He has been selected as a Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete by the Issaquah Booster Club and Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria!

Issaquah Golf coach, Tom Bakamus, nominated Kunaal and writes, “Kunaal is the true definition of a scholar athlete.  His dedication to golf and to his studies is exceptional.  As a member of the golf team for four years he has been an extraordinary representative for IHS.  This year Kunaal was voted most inspirational by his peers and he was very deserving of the honor.”

In addition to golf, Kunaal is an exception scholar and student leader.  He scored a 35 composite on the ACT, is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a member of the National Honor Society, a DECA Business Competition State Qualifier, School-wide Math Student of the Year 2013, Service in Classroom Award 2016, commended for National Merit Scholarship, and passed the Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Course summer of 2015.  He is the co-founder and vice president of the IHS Programming Society.

Outside of IHS, Kunaal has contributed over 2400 community service hours during high school.  He was the co-founder and CTO of Youth to Youth Tutors LLC, president of the youth board of the Indian Association of Western Washington, the Washington Student Math Association VP of Strategy, a UW Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Research intern in 2016, was an Omni M2M Software intern in 2015.  He is proficient in Hindi and Spanish, and has an estimated GPA of 3.99.

Kunaal is an exemplary scholar athlete.  His hard work and dedication have made him a shining example to represent Issaquah High School.  Congratulations, Kunaal, and best of luck in the future!

Sarah Baker

315Congratulations to Sarah Baker, a senior at Issaquah High School.  She has been selected as a Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete by the Issaquah Booster Club and Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria!

Issaquah Volleyball coaches Amanda Sewell and Barry LeMond nominated Sarah for this award because “she is an all-around wonderful human with so many qualities that people should model after.  She is a great leader who always strives for her best and holds others around her to the same.  She is someone who has a great outlook in life and always finds the positive, and she is someone who not only works extremely hard on the volleyball court but also in the classroom.”

Sarah has participated in volleyball for 8 years, (court and sand) and Select Basketball for 4 years.  She has won many honors and awards.  In 2016 she won  the 2016 Coaches Excellence Award IHS, Co-Captain Award IHS, was a member of the All-Kingco 4A Team 2,  and was IHS Varsity Captain and ITVC U18 Team Captain.  In 2015 she won All Kingco 4A Honorable Mention, KING5 All USA Western Washington Female Athlete of the Week, was the Reach the Peak HS Tournament Champion and participated in HP Beach Camp PS Region.  Sarah had other numerous awards from 2011 until the present.

In addition to athletics and maintaining an estimated GPA of 3.5, Sarah has been involved in iVision, 2016-17 Teacher Assistance Elementary training, 2015-16 ASB Leadership, and 2013-14 IMS ASB Leadership (WEB and Soundtech).

Outside of school, Sarah is a certified Volleyball Referee for the PSR Club and is a camp counselor and volunteer.

Sarah is an exemplary scholar athlete.  Her hard work and dedication have made her a shining example to represent Issaquah High School.  Congratulations, Sarah, and best of luck in the future!

Abigail Paxton

Congratulations to Abigail Paxton, a senior at Issaquah High School.  She has been selected as a Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete by the Issaquah Booster Club and Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria!

Issaquah Swim coach, Laura Halter, nominated Abigail and writes, “Abigail has been on the IHS Girls Swim and Dive team for 4 years.  She qualified for Districts all 4 years and State 3 years, and was a scholar athlete 2 years.  She served as the team captain her senior year.  Abigail was a very organized, caring, kind and hard-working athlete and captain.  Her teammates loved and respected her.  She will be very missed next year.  Abigail is a fine example of Eagle Pride and Tradition, always displaying the utmost level of sportsmanship and respect.”

Abigail is very involved in other school activities, and maintains a very good GPA.  She has been very involved in DECA, serving as the treasurer and as a team leader.  She was the DECA State Champion in the Research and Operations Event this past year.  She is also involved in the Women in Business Club, serving as the Head of Fundraising. 

Abigail spends her summers volunteering as a swim coach for you Novice swimmers at the Edgebrook Club, where she grew up.

Abigail is an exemplary scholar athlete.  Her hard work and dedication have made her a shining example to represent Issaquah High School.  Congratulations, Abigail, and best of luck in the future!

Brendon Fetsch

Congratulations to Brendon Fetsch, a senior at Issaquah High School.  He has been selected as a Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete by the Issaquah Booster Club and Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria!

Issaquah Cross Country coach, Gwen Robertson, nominated Brendon and writes, “Brendon represents a student athlete who dedicated himself to having a great senior season of cross country.  He trained through the summer to become a varsity runner who was on the boys’ team that qualified for the State Championships.  Brendon is the ultimate team player.  He works hard every day, never misses competitions and encourages and supports his teammates.”

With an estimated GPA of 3.96, Brendon has been involved in Cross Country for four years and Track for three years.  In addition to being an active athlete, Brendon has been the President of the Associative General Medicine and Sports Medicine Club at IHS, a member of the Key Club and a four-year member of the Issaquah Kiwanis community service chapter.  He has also completed 250 hours of Sports Medicine Internship.

 Brendon is an exemplary scholar athlete.  His hard work and dedication have made him a shining example to represent Issaquah High School.  Congratulations, Brendon, and best of luck in the future!