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70th Birthday Party for class of 1965

September 13, 2016 by Kathy Witzel Fleischman (Register to contact)

Planning a birthday party for FWHS grads of 1965 class.
Details will follow as available.

Gordie Ness

October 14, 2015 by Netty Malesky Knutsen (Register to contact)

Gordie Ness (Gordon Melville Ness Jr.) FWHS class of 1965, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 26, of complications from double pneumonia. He had been ill earlier, had only been out of the hospital a day, but was able to attend our reunion. We were extremely fortunate to have been able to visit with him then.
Rest in Peace Gordie, your classmates will miss you....

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Federal Way High School  ARCHITECT Magazine

The design of Federal Way High School is rooted in a progressive vision of how design supports and advances education. Driven by the client to rethink how ...

‘The future of basketball’ plays at Federal Way High School. His name is Jaden McDaniels.  The Seattle Times

Off-the-court distractions have made for a strange senior season for Federal Way's five-star prospect. Still, he has the Eagles in a strong position to win a state ...

2nd woman comes forward in Federal Way High School sex tape scandal

A second woman has come forward accusing a former star basketball player from the Federal Way High School's 2016 championship team of recording her ...

Parents of Federal Way High School football player who died sue school district  KHQ Right Now

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) - The parents of a Seattle area high school football player who died during a team workout are suing the school district.

Former student accuses Federal Way coach of covering up scandal

A former Federal Way High School student has come forward accusing a basketball coach of trying to cover up a scandal that threatened his state championship ...

Federal Way Rotary hosts annual scholarship luncheon  Federal Way Mirror

Twenty-three Federal Way students received scholarships last week to help them pursue their college studies. The Federal Way Rotary has been giving ...

Federal Way’s Jaden McDaniels selected to McDonald’s All-American Game roster  The News Tribune

Federal Way High School forward Jaden McDaniels, a five-star recruit, was selected Thursday to play in the annual McDonald's All-American Game.

Student-athlete dies after summer conditioning workout at Federal Way High School  Q13 News Seattle

UPDATE: The death of a 16-year-old athlete while working out at Federal Way High School has been ruled as natural. The King County Medical Examiner's ...

Suit alleges former Federal Way basketball star recorded classmate in intimate act

A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging former Federal Way High School basketball star Jalen McDaniels recorded her during an intimate act. The King County ...

Federal Way High School students chat with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way High School students won a video chat with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson through a computer coding challenge with

Graduates take the stage at TAF@Saghalie celebration  Federal Way Mirror

TAF@Saghalie recognized their graduates during a commencement ceremony on June 7 at Federal Way High School. Congratulations to the following scholars ...

Second lawsuit against former Federal Way basketball star also names school district, coach  The News Tribune

A second lawsuit against a former Federal Way High School basketball star who allegedly filmed and shared sex videos of female students without their ...

Federal Way prep football 2018 season preview  Federal Way Mirror

Another season of battling for glory under the stadium lights commences this week as Federal Way's 4A high school football season returns. Last year, the ...

Wilson, Reeves, Pellicciotti to host town hall meeting March 23  Federal Way Mirror

Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), Rep. Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) and Rep. Mike Pellicciotti (D-Federal Way) will host a town hall meeting from 2-4 p.m. ...

Garfield’s Pierre Crockrell Jr., Tari Eason transfer to Federal Way  The News Tribune

Two Division I basketball prospects have transferred to Federal Way High School, coach Jerome Collins confirmed Monday morning.

21 graduations set for Kent’s ShoWare Center in June  Kent Reporter

Kentwood, Kentlake, Kentridge, Kent-Meridian on June 15.

Federal Way student-athlete dies after an outdoor workout | UPDATE: Student identified  Federal Way Mirror

The 16-year-old died after a summer conditioning workout at Federal Way High School Tuesday.

Minority students succeed in advanced placement courses at Federal Way High School  Q13 FOX

The Federal Way School District has seen a lot of success with advanced placement courses they offer. As graduation nears for many districts, the school district ...

Gig Harbor Michael Toglia, Federal Way Joshua Mears 2019 MLB Draft  Tacoma News Tribune

It didn't take long for Gig Harbor High School grad and current UCLA junior Michael Toglia to see his name called in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft on ...

Federal Way mom searches for answers after son dies following high school football practice  Q13 News Seattle

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- One mom is looking for answers after her son died following a Federal Way football practice. On Tuesday July 24, 16-year-old Allen ...

Jaden McDaniels has already thrown an alley-oop to himself this season. But, there’s much more to the...  The News Tribune

Federal Way High School forward Jaden McDaniels, who is 6-foot-11, is the top-ranked recruit in Washington in the 2019 class, and considered the fifth-ranked ...

Federal Way Council to host fresh new faces  Federal Way Mirror

Emerging Leaders pairs students with council members who mentor youth in all things city.

Scholars join in Hour of Code to enhance computer science skills  Federal Way Mirror

The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show anybody can learn computer science.

Video of Federal Way football player Allen Harris surrounded by friends  The News Tribune

Allen Harris, a soon-to-be junior student and football player at Federal Way High School, died Tuesday afternoon after he collapsed at an organized team activity ...

Mom, friends remember Federal Way student who died during football practice

A Federal Way community is trying to understand how 16-year-old boy lost his life playing the game he loved. Allen Harris died this week during a summer ...

South Sound schools roll onto state basketball tournament. 24 of them, to be exact  Tacoma News Tribune

More than 70 percent of the South Sound high school basketball teams that played in state regionals games Friday and Saturday are still alive. There were 34 ...

Federal Way schools start two hours late; Federal Way High School closed  Federal Way Mirror

Due to weather, Federal Way Public Schools is operating on a two-hour late start Tuesday, Jan. 10. And Federal Way High School is closed due to a power ...

Federal Way scholars attend Alaska Airlines Aviation Day, explore careers in aviation  Federal Way Mirror

Scholars had the opportunity to fly in a 737 flight simulator, tour a 737, build gliders and go through mock flight attendant training.

Federal Way High School student stabbed during fight on campus  Q13 FOX

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Anne Perkins was delivering an order for Uber Eats to Federal Way High School on Tuesday just after 11 a.m. when she walked into a ...

Beyoncé, JAY-Z award Federal Way teen $100k scholarship

Beyoncé and JAY-Z closed out their On the Run II Tour in Seattle. Khairi Perry left the concert with a scholarship for $100000.

Federal Way community remembers football player who ‘always had a smile on his face’  The News Tribune

Allen Harris, who died suddenly Tuesday from cardiac arrest after collapsing during a football team workout, will be remembered by the Federal Way community ...

Decatur High students march for change in walkout  Federal Way Mirror

Chanting, “Enough is enough. It could have been us,” and “Protect kids, not guns,” well over 150 Decatur High School students, some carrying signs, walked ...

Caller reports rumors of a secret prostitution ring at Federal Way High School  Federal Way Mirror

The following is a sample of Federal Way Police Department crime blotter reports: Unhappy customer: At 9:52 a.m. Feb. 14 in the 2300 block of South 320th ...

San Diego State’s Jalen McDaniels sued for allegedly filming, sharing sex videos  Federal Way Mirror

A former Federal Way High School student has filed a civil suit against San Diego State University standout Jalen McDaniels, accusing him of recording and ...

Don’t miss these holiday happenings in Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

Enjoy the following family friendly events during the holiday season in Federal Way: Jingle Bell Brunch with Santa Claus. Enjoy a warm Jingle Bell Brunch ...

Federal Way Rotary announces 2018 scholarship recipients  Federal Way Mirror

The Federal Way Rotary Club awarded $36500 at its annual education scholarship luncheon May 10 at the Federal Way Community Center.

Community vigil for Federal Way teen who died after football workout

An outpouring of community support at Federal Way high school, where a vigil took place in memory of a student who died after a football workout. KING 5's ...

Federal Way to regulate shopping carts, curb blight with new ordinance  Federal Way Mirror

An ordinance designed to help curb the problem of abandoned shopping carts strewn throughout the city was passed by the Federal Way City Council during its ...

Free Vaccine Clinic For K-12 Students  Auburn Examiner

Public Health – Seattle & King County is holding a free vaccination clinic at Federal Way High School. All K-12 students up to age 18 can catch up on vaccines.

BAG feeding program helps Federal Way students bridge the gap  Federal Way Mirror

A student from Federal Way High School takes a backpack full of food each week to help feed his family, but he doesn't take it home.

Sen. Patty Murray fights for vaccination education and laws

State and federal legislators want more focus on spreading accurate information while they consider making it tougher to get an exemption.

Weighing In: Federal Way has market cornered on girls wrestling  The Seattle Times

Federal Way is ranked No. 1 in the state and Thomas Jefferson is right behind them at No. 2. Not too far behind is Decatur at 13th.

About 250 teens tested for ‘silent’ heart condition that killed Federal Way High athlete Allen Harris  Q13 News Seattle

Sudden death in people younger than 35 is often due to undiscovered heart defects or overlooked heart abnormalities, according to the Mayo Clinic. While rare ...

Cold case: DNA, technology reveals new suspect images in ’91 Federal Way murder of teen  Q13 News Seattle

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Nearly 30 years, that's how long the King County Sheriff's Office has been chasing leads to find the person who killed 16-year-old ...

Classy Gorilla finds niche with singing telegrams  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way High School grad once taught the chicken dance to Macklemore.

Decatur boys playing under new coach, new philosophy  Federal Way Mirror

The last time Jeffery Forbes Jr. took the court with the Decatur High School boys basketball team, he was playing against the Gators as a district-rival Eagle. Now ...

'I feel that tip is out there': Drawing created from DNA breathes hope into unsolved Federal Way killing  The Seattle Times

DNA left at the crime scene was used to create composite drawings of the man who killed 16-year-old Sarah Yarborough at Federal Way High School in 1991.

Federal Way has one of the top basketball recruits in the country – a 6-foot-9 guard  The News Tribune

Federal Way junior wing Jaden McDaniels, the brother of San Diego State's Jalen McDaniels, is a four-start recruit by 247Sports and the No. 101-ranked player ...

16-year-old Federal Way High student arrested for allegedly bringing handgun to campus  Q13 FOX

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- A 16-year-old Federal Way High School student was arrested Monday for allegedly bringing what police said was a stolen handgun to ...

Federal Way Councilman Proves You're Never Too Young To Make A Difference - The Seattle Medium  Seattle Medium

By Candice Richardson The Seattle Medium. Jesse Elijah Johnson was six years old when his family moved to what was then considered a retirement town for a ...

Specialist: Heart condition that resulted in Federal Way football player’s death is easy to detect  Q13 News Seattle

Darla Varrenti wants everyone to know how to help in an emergency. In 2004, at the age of 16, her son, Nicholas, went into cardiac arrest and died in his sleep.

Elite High School Basketball Compete In Inaugural Battle in the Apple  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The next generation of basketball stars are bound for Brooklyn as Gold Level Sporting Events and NBA star Danny ...

Jaden McDaniels commits to UW  247Sports

Federal Way's Jaden McDaniels ended all of the mystery and intrigue Tuesday night when he announced via his Instagram page that he would be signing with ...

Everything you need to know about this weekend's state baseball championships  The News Tribune

Previews and schedules for the 2018 WIAA state baseball championships.

Seattle detective's advice for teens about mixing cell phones and sex

Police say teenage sex crimes are more common than you may have thought. Despite warnings, Investigators say teen perpetrators often claim they didn't know ...

Game recaps, highlights from the finals, placing games of the 4A and 3A state basketball championships  Tacoma News Tribune

Between the Class 4A and 3A boys and girls state tournaments, 60 basketball games will be played in the Tacoma Dome this weekend. The News Tribune will ...

Federal Way elects new council members, positive strides made in areas in 2017  Federal Way Mirror

January. • City, Federal Way Public Schools, Highline College and University of Washington-Tacoma officials signed a memorandum of understanding to work ...

King County Council Recognizes Back-to-Back State Champions Federal Way High School Boys Basketball Team and Coach Collins  King County

Coach Jerome Collins led his team to a 66-54 victory over the Kentwood Conquerors at the Tacoma Dome on March 5. Story. The Federal Way High School ...

My-Linh Thai Makes History as Washington's First Refugee Legislator  Seattle Weekly

When she was growing up, My-Linh Thai wanted to “stay as far away from government as possible.” She was born in Da Lat, Vietnam, in 1968, during the height ...

Four-star recruit Tari Eason lists Arizona Basketball in his Top 10  FlickSided

Top 10. Four-star Class of 2020 recruit Tari Eason just released his Top 10 list of schools and Arizona basketball is one of them. Eason is the second possible ...

Injustice? Beamer incident sparks rumors, innuendo and falsehoods  Federal Way Mirror

An Oct. 18 incident at Todd Beamer High School between a student and a Federal Way police officer assigned to the school has spent the last week being ...

Federal Way might have most athletic basketball team in the state  The News Tribune

Of all the athletes on the top-ranked, defending Class 4A state champion Federal Way High School boys basketball team, just which is the most athletic?

Student wins $2000 photography scholarship  Tacoma Daily News

Professional Photographers of Washington are happy to announce the winner of the Student Photographer of the Year Scholarship. The $2000 scholarship will ...

New images in 1991 cold case could aid possible leads

A new technology uses DNA to creates suspect sketches. Detectives used this process to get updated images of a Federal Way suspect.

Marine’s death inspires awareness campaign for sudden cardiac arrest  Federal Way Mirror

David Finlayson suddenly collapsed during a 5-mile run with his battalion.

2017 Federal Way/Auburn Boys and Girls Club Breakfast  King County

UW Basketball Coach Mike Hopkins, Federal Way High School Basketball Team Coach Jerome Collins, Assistant Coach Doug Sloane and players- Marcus ...

Federal Way school board votes to have student representation at meetings  Federal Way Mirror

Students will have a seat at the proverbial school board table come September.

Deadly sting, wrong target: How the death of a cop’s son led King County deputies to kill a Des Moines teen  The Seattle Times

Records show how King County sheriff's deputies, hunting for the killers of a Seattle police officer's son, lured the wrong target, leading to the death of a Des ...

Teen charged in murder of Puyallup store owner

A 16-year-old Federal Way High School student was charged on Friday for the murder of a 79-year-old store owner.

Desna Cup celebrates soccer and culture in Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

11th annual event runs Aug. 17-19 at Saghalie Park.

Helping the homeless: City, churches work to find solutions  Federal Way Mirror

After 17 years living on the streets of Federal Way, Sherry Larsh has taken on the role of mother to the younger homeless population.

CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week: Zachary Victor  Q13 FOX

Zachary Victor, a junior at Federal Way High School, is the week six winner of the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week program. He was selected based ...

Shots fired outside Commons Mall in pot deal | Federal Way Police Blotter  Federal Way Mirror

The following is a sample from the Federal Way Police Log:

Colton student awarded with WIAA scholarship  Whitman County Gazette

Jordyn Moehrle of Colton High School Monday was named one of two recipients of the seventh annual Smart Choices Scholarship which is presented by.

Chloe Cunliffe Is Skyrocketing Up The Pole Vault World  MileSplit

Chloe Cunliffe is fast becoming an athlete you don\'t want to miss in the pole vault.

Signing day is approaching for 2019 football recruits. Whose stock is on the rise?  The Olympian

So far, 11 players from Washington in the 2019 class have made verbal commitments to Division I programs. But, three weeks into the season, a handful of ...

Texas Basketball Recruiting: Kentucky gaining ground for 2019 PF Jaden McDaniels  Hook 'Em Headlines

Could the Kentucky Wildcats be catching up to the 2019 Texas basketball recruiting class in the race to land elite forward Jaden McDaniels?

Class reunions for 2018  The News Tribune

Mount Tahoma High School Class of 1968 5 p.m. Sept. 22. Emerald Queen Casino Ballroom, 5580 Pacific Highway E., Fife. $50 per person. Additional days of ...

Federal Way PD, community come together to support officer’s family  Federal Way Mirror

Officer Frank Martin lost his battle to colon cancer Monday morning.

Saint Martin's University Selects its First Cadre of Act Six Scholars  ThurstonTalk

Saint Martin's University has selected its first cadre of Act Six Scholars. As an Act Six partner, Saint Martin's will provide full-tuition, full-need scholarships for a ...

Female high school coach arrested for alleged sexual relationship with girl  Q13 FOX

FEDERAL WAY -- A 23-year-old woman who coached basketball at Federal Way High School has been arrested after police said she admitted to having a ...

Sign-ups open for Federal Way Spartans Jr. Wrestling  Federal Way Mirror

Sign-ups for the Federal Way Spartans Jr. Wrestling Team (ages 5-12) are now open.

Liberal Washington State nixes radical LGBT sex ed bill after massive parental outrage  Lifesite

Thousands of Washington State citizens made it very clear that they abundantly opposed this terrible bill.

How Liberty quarterback Sam Brown avoided tragedy and wants to help others do the same  The Seattle Times

The starting quarterback for the Patriots could have been one of those athletes who was felled by a hidden heart condition. But early detection helped him.

Highline student finds opportunities vast in America  Federal Way Mirror

Too young to remember it herself, Karina Abramchuk was told life before America was more than hard.

Auburn and Federal Way High School Baseball Teams join Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto and Pete von Reichbauer to raise $50000 at Annual Federal Way/Auburn Boys and Girls Club Breakfast  King County

“The Boys and Girls Clubs help keep our youth out of the juvenile justice system and offer stable after-school programs that help shape their future” ...

My-Linh Thai resigns from Bellevue School Board  Bellevue Reporter

My-Linh Thai recently announced her resignation from her position of board president of the Bellevue School Board upon being elected as state representative ...

NJ Boys Hoops: Shore Conference Week 7 Schedule, January 21-27  Asbury Park Press

Find the best Shore Conference boys basketball games right here!

Federal Way community defends violence prevention recommendations  Federal Way Mirror

Evan Cook looked out across the council chambers. He had an audience. “When I moved to Federal Way, Washington, when I was 14 years old, I probably ...

Gehler: Future looks bright for UW going forward  Dailyuw

While the Washington men's basketball team undoubtedly wanted to pull off the major upset over No. 1 North Carolina and advance to the Sweet 16 for the first ...

WWU volleyball adds crop of new players to program | 790 KGMI  KGMI

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University head volleyball coach Diane Flick-Williams has announced the addition of six student-athletes that are ...

UPDATE: Federal Way police identify suspect in homicide  Q13 FOX

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Police are investigating a Saturday morning homicide near Federal Way High School, with one suspect being identified. Federal Way ...

Ansola expanding coffee stand empire into FW  Federal Way Mirror

With the first of three coffee stands now open in Federal Way, Max Ansola, founder of Gravity Coffee, hopes to continue the success of his chain in his former ...

DNA Technology Gives Cold Case Murder Suspect A New Face

Yarborough Murderer Has A New Face - Across Washington, WA - Sarah Yarborough, 16, was raped and murdered in 1991 on her way to Federal Way High ...

Woman raped outside bar | Federal Way Police Blotter  Federal Way Mirror

The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Romeo Weems Named to Big Baller Brand All-Star Game  247Sports

DePaul signee Romeo Weems has been selected to participate in the inaugural Big Baller Brand All-American Game in Las Vegas on March 31st, 2019...

Thick, black smoke rises from tire, trash fire in Federal Way  KIRO Seattle

Thick, black smoke is rising from tires and debris fire in Federal Way.

No. 21 Mater Dei leads four new teams in boys Super 25 basketball rankings  USA TODAY High School Sports

Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) had a big week to lead a group of four new teams in the Super 25 boys basketball rankings. The Monarchs (23-3) are No. 21 after ...

EWU's Tiuli lands Big Sky's top defender honor  Cheney Free Press

In a program generally known for its offense, the Big Sky Conference spotlight this year shines on Eastern Washington University, particularly Jay-Tee Tiuli.

18th Annual Spalding Hoophall Classic presented by Eastbay Draws Elite Talent to the Birthplace of Basketball  PR Newswire

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and game schedule ...

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