|Jack||1. Jack is graduating from Sacred Heart School on June 9, 2011.|
|John||Team won the State Challenge Championship in soccer. The news reports gave the following account of the victory:
EFC White Challenge Cup Champions!
Playing in conditions drastically improved from the previous evening and about as nice as possible for a Washington February, Eastside went up against the Wenatchee Fire in the finals at 2pm. Wenatchee has had a season similar to Eastside's, losing just a single game in the regular season and going 5-0 in the State tournament, so a tough game was expected.
Eastside started off fast, putting a perfectly placed ball into the corner after beating a defender with a solo effort. The momentum shifted back and forth but the teams went into halftime tied after Wenatchee got the equalizer towards the end of the half.
As the pressure increased in the second half, the contest became more physical and scrappy. The officials kept things under control by issuing a number of cards including a red to a Fire player. Eastside, saddled with injuries to begin with, found itself in further difficulty after losing a key defender after a fall. Players were being shuffled into all kinds of unfamiliar positions. There were chances both ways, but neither team could score and regulation ended at 1-1.
The beginning of the first of two 15-minute overtime periods started badly for Eastside when a mobile Fire forward threaded his way through the defense to get off a go-ahead goal. But EFC did not give up and regained the momentum generating lots of opportunities. This paid off when EFC equalized on a header goal from a cross originating deep in the corner. The momentum stayed with Eastside including a shot off the post but OT ended deadlocked at 2.
Eastside prevailed in KFTM and will now represent Washington in the Region 4 President's Cup in Salt Lake City in June.
Altogether, Eastside put together an amazing season - not losing a single WYS game in regular season and State Cup play! Aside from being a great cultural experience, the trip to Brazil appears to have paid off on the field as well!
|Julie||1. Julie passed her national nursing exam in January 2011. She is now officially a registered nurse.
2. Julie accepted a nurse residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon NH. She starts July 11, 2011. It is just over the border from Woodstock VT and has many other attractions.
|Katie||1. 4.0 1st Semester Junior Year 2010/2011
2. KingCo 3A Basketball 2010-11 Girls All-Conference Team - Honorable Mention
3. Selected to participate in the Annual Comcast All-Star Challenge 3-18-11: The top boys and girls basketball players in the Kingco Conference will be on display at Bellevue Community College in the annual Comcast All-Star Challenge
4. 2010-11 WIAA Winter Team Academic State Champions - Girls Basketball
3A Bellevue HS
School Principal: David Wellington
Athletic Director: Lance Gatter
Coach: Ron Tinnin
5. The Academic State Champions for winter include the following sports: Band, Bowling, Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheer, Choir, Dance/Drill, Drama, Forensics, Gymnastics, Orchestra, Boys Swimming and Diving and Boys and Girls Wrestling. The winning teams will be presented with a special plaque at the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Championships.
6. Katie's basketball team had the highest GPA out of all teams in all divisions with a 3.92. This was also the highest avg gpa of any current year team of any winter sport, boys or girls, for any division - 1A - 4A including bowling and forensics! See the WIAA website below:
7. Selected to the Xfinity All-Star Challenge at Bellevue College, Friday, March 18.
8. Selected and invited to play in the 2011 Fireworks College Exposure All-Star Game. One girl from each graduating class is nominated to play in the All Star games in the Colorado tournament with many college coaches in attendance.
9. The Bellevue Reporter.com had the following news article regarding Katie on February 4, 2011:
Bellevue area students, teacher participating in aerospace scholars program
Feb 04 2011
Students and teachers from Bellevue, Clyde Hill and Medina are participating in Phase One of the Washington Aerospace Scholars Program at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. The program is a distance learning program with a NASA-designed curriculum covering the history of space exploration, the space shuttle, the International Space Station, the moon and Mars.
Among the 287 talented juniors and teachers from across the state are:
Bellevue High School – Brian Lawrence, Katherine Savard, Gene Yoon, Austin Arechiga, Lorin Ferris, Gloria Lu, Chirag Ved, Rahul Harikrishnan, and Margaret Reilly.
From January through May, the scholars will complete 10 lessons – submitting quizzes, math solutions, essays, and graphics concerning these topics every other week. Scholars will independently select a topic of interest for a final project combining an essay with a graphic. Based on their scores on the Phase One curriculum, up to 160 of the top performing scholars will be invited to an all expense paid Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight in Seattle.
Teachers participate as Online Academic Evaluators (OAE) during the Phase I curriculum, and will join students this summer to serve as a Summer Residency Academic Facilitators (SR-AF) during one of the residency weeks.
10. Katie was confirmed in March with over 65 other candidates by the Archbishop Sartain.
11. Katie’s accepted the WIAA State Academic Award at the Tacoma Dome in March. Photos attached for your interest.
12. BHS Varsity Basketball Coaches Award 2010-2011
13. Katie’s softball team Bellevue beat Inglemoor 12-0 in five innings on March 21, 2011. About the 3A state rankings, the Seattle Times wrote: "If I could go 12-deep in 3A, I'd add Bellevue and Bonney Lake. I think both are going to have great seasons and I expect them to crack the rankings before long -- along with Kaimiakin of Kennewick." For more information: Seattle Times - Read # 5 about Bellevue:
14. For the second time in three years, the Bellevue’s Fastpitch Softball team has earned top academic honors among all 3A programs in Washington state, and have won the 2010-11 WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Spring Team Academic State Championship.
15. Girls Softball to 3A State Tournament
Congratulations to the Girls Softball team for earning their second consecutive trip to 3A State Tournament.
Their first game will be against Bonney Lake this Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, WA.
Also, for the second time in three years, they are the recipient of the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Spring Team Academic State Champions with 3.710 GPA.
16. Katie was selected First Team All Conference in Girls Softball.
17. Capping off a successful season, the Bellevue Fastpitch Softball team - the WIAA Academic State Champions - battled their way to a 4th place finish in the WIAA State Tournament, May 27-28. Bellevue beat Bonney Lake in the opener, then came back to defeat a determined Kamiakin (Tri Cities) in extra innings. On Saturday morning, the Lady Wolverines lost to KingCo division rival and eventual State Champs Juanita. To advance to the trophy round, Bellevue again faced Bonney Lake, bent on avenging their first round defeat. Down 6-1 in the 5th, Bellevue rallied to tie, and Anjani Briggs put Bellevue up for good with a 2 run homer in the 6th. In the final game of the season, Bellevue fell to Kelso, the former 4A champs the previous 2 seasons.
WIAA Sportsmanship Medallions were awarded to Anjani Briggs (2), Taylor Cooke, Marika McCarthy, and Sammie Trulson
Senior: Lisa Bennett **
Juniors: Anjani Briggs**, Taylor Cooke**, Emily Fleischman**, Marika McCarthy**, Kaitlyn Melby***, Katie Savard*
Sophmores: Alicia Breyer, Megan Pottinger, Madelyn Smith,
Freshman: Sammie Trulson, Sarah Yamaura
* First team All-KingCo
** Second team All-KingCo
*** All KingCo Honorable Mention