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Booster Club & Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete Awards

 

Congratulations to our Fall 2016-2017

 

 Winter recipients announce in March, and Spring in May.

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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!