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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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Women file civil complaint against former Federal Way basketball star | KIRO-TV  KIRO Seattle

A civil complaint has been filed against a well-known former Federal Way high school basketball player.

How Toronto Raptors Forward Danny Green Is Trying to Bring New York City Basketball Back  Forbes

Danny Green is one of a handful of NBA players from New York City. That group includes Kemba Walker, Lance Stephenson and Tobias Harris. Green wants to ...

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 High student athlete dies after workout  The Seattle Times

Federal Way Public Schools says it has suspended all outdoor athletic activities at middle and high schools pending a review of protocols.

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.

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 ...

Federal Way school board fills vacant positions  Federal Way Mirror

Luckisha Phillips and Trudy Davis took oath of office on Tuesday night.

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

The King County Medical Examiner's Office has determined that Allen Harris died from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle ...

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 ...

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Jaden McDaniels secures offer from UK  A Sea Of Blue

One of the truly elite prospects in the high school recruiting class of 2019, Jaden McDaniels has received an official offer from Kentucky, according to Corey ...

UW commit rushes for late TD as Federal Way upsets Todd Beamer  The News Tribune

Alphonzo Tuputala punched in a 2-yard go-ahead touchdown with 46 seconds remaining, and Federal Way held on to upset Todd Beamer, 19-18, Friday night ...

Overcoming the odds: Federal Way High School senior credits mentor with helping him graduate  Federal Way Mirror

David Brambila is the first in his family to receive a high school diploma.

Federal Way’s Jaden McDaniels names top 5 schools  The News Tribune

Federal Way High School power forward Jaden McDaniels, a five-star recruit, trimmed his list of potential college programs to five Monday night.

Federal Way Eagles honor Allen Harris  Federal Way Mirror

Harris, 16, died July 24 during a summer conditioning workout with FWHS football team.

Federal Way’s Pac-12 recruits — USC’s Trey Davis, Washington’s Alphonzo Tuputala — working to build team bond  The Seattle Times

Neither of the three-star athletes felt a team bond in last year's squad that went 4-6 and missed the playoffs. So they set out to change that.

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 ...

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 ...

Federal Way linebacker says he's staying home, commits to UW  The Olympian

Federal Way High School linebacker Alphonzo Tuputala, a 2019 recruit, announced his verbal commitment to the Huskies on Monday evening.

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 cancels outdoor activities after student athlete dies during summer workout  KOMO News

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - All outdoor activities are suspended for three days in the Federal Way School District after a student collapsed and died during a ...

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 ...

Federal Way High School alum brings strength, speed to Portland State Vikings  Federal Way Mirror

The beaming stadium lights, the flashing cameras, and the roaring crowds make any football field a stage for Charlie Taumoepeau to make his grand ...

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.

Federal Way High School athletes sign letters of intent  Federal Way Mirror

Family, friends and classmates celebrated the successes of seven Federal Way High School athletes who signed letters of intent to play college athletics in a ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Student stabbed during fight at Federal Way High School  Seattle Times

A Federal Way High School student was stabbed by another student during a fight at the school.

Federal Way students reacting to Parkland shootings with planned walk-outs, solidarity walks  Federal Way Mirror

Like many teens in the nation, following the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Feb. 14, high school ...

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 ...

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 ...

17-year-old charged as adult in Federal Way High School stabbing  Federal Way Mirror

A 17-year-old Federal Way High School student charged as an adult in the stabbing of a fellow student pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault at an ...

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.

Vigil honors FW teen who died during football practice  Federal Way Mirror

Allen Harris was well loved by his community and will be missed greatly, said many of his family and friends.

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 ...

Federal Way Public Schools presents athlete Hall of Fame awards  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Public Schools on Monday evening inducted three new members into its athletic Hall of Fame and presented honors to three other individuals.

Opponent Defense Preview: Oregon State  UW Dawg Pound

Intros are the worst, so instead of writing an intro, here's a shoutout to my optometrist, who informed me, when I came in for the usual ...

Vietnamese refugee My-Linh Thai elected to state legislature  The International Examiner

My-Linh Thai became the first first-generation refugee to be elected to the Washington state legislature after a resounding victory in the 41st legislative district, ...

Federal Way community members, students march against violence  Federal Way Mirror

About 120 community members, including approximately 40 students, took to the streets to protest violence in schools and show solidarity with a nation-wide ...

New suspect images released in 1991 Federal Way murder  KHQ Right Now

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities hope images created from DNA evidence will help solve a murder that has stumped them for more than a quarter-century.

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 ...

Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week: Olivia Chong  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way High School's Olivia Chong, tennis, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for April 20.

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

Friday-Saturday. Schedules and brackets available at Class 4A and 3A at GESA Stadium, Pasco. Premium *content* for only $0.99. For the most ...

Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week: Alphonzo Tuputala  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way High School's Alphonzo Tuputala, football, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Sept. 7.

Federal Way's Jaden McDaniels named to All-USA Washington Boys Basketball Team  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way High School boys basketball power forward Jaden McDaniels has been selected to the American Family Insurance All-USA Washington Boys ...

Local students receive scholarship from Comcast  Federal Way Mirror

Two students from Federal Way were among 82 students from throughout Washington to receive Comcast NBCUniversal's Leaders and Achievers Scholarship ...

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 ...

30th District candidates talk homelessness, gun safety at forum  Federal Way Mirror

Candidates for the 30th Legislative District tackled issues ranging from gun safety, to school funding and homelessness in Federal Way during the Mirror's forum ...

Serving country, serving community  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way veterans, active military talk sacrifices, community *service*.

Caller reports possible drug deals at Federal Way Transit Center  Federal Way Mirror

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Federal Way highlights city's diversity during Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration  Federal Way Mirror

Speakers and performers took the stage of the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center on Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on what would ...

Back from a season-ending injury, McClatcher ready to make impact again for Huskies  The News Tribune

Chico McClatcher, a UW junior, who was once a star at Federal Way High School and is a former TNT All-Area player of the year, is back on the field after a ...

Federal Way High School Pacific Islander 'family' provides safe space for learning culture  Federal Way Mirror

About 30 students held hands. Heads bowed in spiritual prayer, the Federal Way High School's Pacific Islander Club was no longer a group that met after school ...

Class reunions for 2018  The News Tribune

Wilson High School Class of 1968 6-11:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Tacoma Yacht Club, 5401 Yacht Club Road, Tacoma. Gail (Hagen) Neufeld:, ...

Fourth of July walk/run to benefit mesothelioma research  Federal Way Mirror

The seventh annual Miles for Meso Washington Memorial 5K run/walk hits the streets of Federal Way on the Fourth of July.

FWHS Air Force JROTC drill teams compete at championship  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way High School's Air Force JROTC drill teams competed at the subject championship March 17 at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The top three ...

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 ...

Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week: Nate Clow  Federal Way Mirror

Todd Beamer High School's Nate Clow, baseball, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for May 25.

Classy Gorilla finds niche with singing telegrams  Federal Way Mirror

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

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 ...

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.

Planet Fitness celebrates remodeled Federal Way location  Federal Way Mirror

City of Federal Way leaders gathered with members of the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce during a ribbon-cutting event on Monday at Planet ...

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 ...

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.

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.

25 Most Interesting Programs for the 2019 Season - Part 4  College Baseball Central

Don't look now, but opening day of the college baseball season is less than eight weeks away. To help get you ready, we're working through our list of the 25 ...

Community leaders share Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, challenge community to live it  Federal Way Mirror

On what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 89th birthday on Monday, community leaders challenged Federal Way residents to live out the civil rights ...

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 ...

2018 Special Olympics events in Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held July 1-6 at locations throughout the Puget Sound region. More than 4000 athletes will compete in 14 ...

Teens encouraged to apply for summer safety academy  Federal Way Mirror

The Federal Way Police Department and South King Fire & Rescue invite youth ages 13-17 years old to apply for the summer FW Teen Safety Academy.

Suspects vandalize St. Vincent De Paul School  Federal Way Mirror

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Sudden cardiac arrest: Is your school prepared?  The Seattle Times

In 2018, there is no excuse for not having a formal, practiced response plan for SCA at your school, including on-site (indoor and outdoor) AEDs that allow ...

Federal Way school district reaches 80 percent graduation rate  Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Public Schools district officials announced this week that 80 percent of its students graduated in 2016, the most since 2012.

Class reunions  The News Tribune

Clover Park High School Classes 1940-1968 “Ancient Warriors” buffet lunch. 11 a.m. June 24. Foley's Restaurant at Meadow Park Golf Course, 7108 Lakewood ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

State of Chamber: Strong network means economic relevancy for businesses  Federal Way Mirror

Since 2014, the Federal Way Chamber has been working to meet its mission to support business connection and to promote economic opportunities through ...

Baseball primer: Federal Way’s Christian Jones hopes baseball takes him as far as he can hit one  The News Tribune

They took their baseball gear to the field down the road, set up and Derek Jones watched as Christian swung, smacked the ball and smiled with how far it flew.

Federal Way school board to vote on $450 million bond for ballot  Federal Way Mirror

Two separate kindergarten classes share one room at Wildwood Elementary.

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.

Williams named new cheer coach at Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

Times have changed at Federal Way High School for Savannah Williams.

Healing chronic pain: Regenerative medicine clinic opens in Federal Way  Federal Way Mirror

Stem cell medicine is still a fairly controversial subject in the United States, but it is becoming a more viable option for people who live with chronic pain that ...

High school baseball: The News Tribune’s 2018 All-Area team  The News Tribune

First- and second-team selections for The News Tribune's 2018 All-Area baseball team.

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.

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?

Investigators hope new suspect image leads to crucial tip in Wash. teen's 1991 murder  CBS News

Authorities hope new predictive image generated using male DNA found at the murder scene will lead to a crucial tip.

Charge: Teen who stabbed student at school says, 'He started it'  Seattle PI

A 17-year-old student at Federal Way High School has been charged as an adult in the Oct. 3 stabbing at the school that sent a 16-year-old into surgery.

Pacific Seafood to close Federal Way location  Federal Way Mirror

Nearly 70 employees at the company's Salmolux division are affected.

Land swap could save school Federal Way students from light-rail conflict  The News Tribune

The $1.5 billion extension of Sound Transit's light rail line to Federal Way has run into a problem: an elementary school named after an iconic American writer.

FWPS expanding STEM efforts with inaugural STEM Exploration Night  Federal Way Mirror

FWPS to expand STEM efforts. From staff reports. Preparations are underway for the first annual STEM Exploration Night in Federal Way Public Schools.

Jaden McDaniels' dad isn't the next LaVar Ball, but he's controlling his 5-star son's recruitment  CBS Sports

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Jaden McDaniels isn't much of a talker. When it comes to being recruited, his father prefers to keep it that way. Will McDaniels said ...

New suspect composites released in Washington teen's 1991 cold case murder  Fox News

Will the 1991 murder of a Washington state teenager finally be solved? New sketches of a suspect in the cold case of 16-year-old victim Sarah Yarborough have ...

Korean School of Federal Way  Northwest Asian Weekly

School will be back in session on Sept. 6 at the Korean School of Federal Way (KSFW). The school, open to pre-K to 12th graders, as well as adults, focuses on ...

Former Federal Way QB D'Jimon Jones cut from WSU football team  The Seattle Times

D'Jimon Jones was a three-sport star at Federal Way High School. He would have competed for playing time at nickelback for WSU this fall.

McClatcher's return should jolt UW's passing game  The Daily Herald

The junior Federal Way High School product missed most of 2017 with a broken ankle.

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:

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 ...

FW native, activist, musician opening doors to new opportunities  Federal Way Mirror

Growing up, Federal Way native Shyan Selah was sure he was going to be a professional athlete. The 1993 Federal Way High School graduate played three ...

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.

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