Travel challenge: Alexander King of Liberty High School in Issaquah and Jack Evert of Woodinville High School have qualified as two of five...

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Travel challenge:

Alexander King of Liberty High School in Issaquah and Jack Evert of Woodinville High School have qualified as two of five state finalists in the AAA Travel High School Challenge. Finalists will take a written proctored exam this week to determine who will represent Washington state at the national competition in May. The AAA Travel High School Challenge is a nationwide competition for students in ninth through 12th grades; its aim is to increase travel knowledge and geographic literacy.


Golf-course superintendent:

Steve Kealy, superintendent of Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, was presented two national achievement awards during the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Education Conference in Orlando, Fla. Kealy received the 2004 Excellence in Government Relations Award for his efforts in compliance and advocacy in increasing public and lawmaker understanding of the golf industry. He also was presented the President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship for salmon-stream rehabilitation at the country club.


International business award:

Esterline Advanced Input Systems in Bellevue was presented the Inland Northwest Global Business on the Rise Award during the International Trade Alliance annual meeting Feb. 17. The award recognizes companies that contributed to developing or facilitating international trade. Esterline is a developer and manufacturer of custom application-specific control panels for equipment manufacturers worldwide.

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Compiled by Angie Ma

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