Hazen football coach selected as Seahawks Coach of the Week

September 12, 2011

Hazen High School football coach Drew Oliver was selected Sept 3. for the Seattle Seahawks’ High School Coach of the Week award for its week 1 winners after Hazen defeated Blaine 35-32 in the Emerald City Kickoff Classic.

Senior running back Cody Taylor was also selected as the Seattle Times’ 3A Player of the Week award for the same game.

Each week during the high school football season, the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington State Football Coaches Association select two high school football coaches for the award.

John Peterson of Willapa Valley High School was also awarded week 1 honors.

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Community network seeks volunteer board member

September 12, 2011

NEW — 3:20 p.m., Sept. 12, 2011

The Issaquah Community Network is seeking applicants for its volunteer board of directors. Applicants should reside or work within the Issaquah School District boundaries.

The Issaquah Community Network is a state-sponsored organization that supports healthy youth, family and community.  The network has recently focused on youth suicide prevention, decreasing depression and risky behaviors among young people, increasing availability of family counseling services and using data from the Healthy Youth Survey to improve community health efforts. The Issaquah Community Network is developing a partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to help extend DVR services to youths with disabilities.

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Mack Strong, Zoë Higheagle-Strong named Washingtonians of the Year

September 12, 2011

NEW — 2:20 p.m., Sept. 12, 2011

Retired Seahawks fullback Mack Strong and Executive Director of HOPE worldwide – Washington Zoë Higheagle-Strong will be honored as recipients of the Association of Washington Generals’ annual Washingtonian of the Year award.

Lt. Governor Brad Owen will emcee the Sept. 17 event at Seahawks headquarters to celebrate the couple’s accomplishments.

Strong and Higheagle-Strong are residents of Newcastle.

The reception will start at 5 p.m. at the Seahawks Headquarters/Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton. Along with featuring the Washingtonian of the Year and highlights of AWG projects, the event will include tours of the VMAC, Blue Thunder Drum Line, Sea Gals, refreshments and a barbecue.

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