A. Ethan (’22) qualified for and competed in the State 3A Swimming Finals in February on the Bellevue High School team. He helped to lead the team to a fourth place finish overall and had a relay fifty freestyle split time of 22.01 seconds.

E. Maya (’22) submitted her research work on crop yields in extreme climate change conditions to the Regeneron Science Talent Search (the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition). Maya was selected as one of the top 300 young scientists in the country.

B. Isabella (’26) showed at the Desert International Horse Park, one of the largest equestrian facilities in North America in February. She and her horse Matterhorn competed in the Taylor Harris Medal alongside forty-eight riders to successfully garner a first-place blue ribbon.

F. Siblings Diya (’24) and Veer (’26) received several awards at robotics competitions earlier this year: The Motivate Award at the Washington FTC State Championship and the Finalist Alliance Captain and Innovate Award at the FTC Inter League Championship.

C. Krithika (’22) was a winner of the 2021 International Youth Honors Awards for the Skipping Stones Magazine, a multicultural literary magazine. Krithika won for two poems she wrote on the simple joys of nature and on the cycle of life and death which were published in the fall edition.

G. Anika (’22) recently earned her Karate black belt as well as the Joshua Williams Award for the student with the best/highest test scores. In addition, Anika received the Issaquah Highlands Volunteer of the Month award last year for her contributions to the Issaquah Highlands community.

D. Nicaia (’24) has been volunteering for Seattle Veterinary Outreach which provides free veterinary care to pets of people living homeless. Nicaia talks with clients, distributes supplies, makes ID tags, checks microchips, and observes vaccine prep and other clinic operations.

H. Siblings Anvika (’25) and Jayesh (’29) have worked together to make and sell knit caps (including designing their own website!). All proceeds benefit Food Lifeline and so far they have raised funds for 12,000 meals. In addition, Jayesh and Anvika organized a food drive at EPS to benefit Food Lifeline.


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