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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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‘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 ...



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 ...



2nd woman comes forward in Federal Way High School sex tape scandal  KING5.com

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 ...



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 ...



Former student accuses Federal Way coach of covering up scandal  KING5.com

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 ...



Parents of dead high school football player sue Federal Way school district  The Spokesman-Review

The parents of a Seattle area high school football player who died during a team workout are suing the school district.



Former Federal Way star Jalen McDaniels makes first public response to sex-filming allegations  The Seattle Times

Jalen McDaniels, who currently plays for San Diego State, is being sued by multiple women for allegedly filming sex acts with them while attending Federal Way ...



Suit alleges former Federal Way basketball star recorded classmate in intimate act  KING5.com

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’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 ...



Second woman sues former Federal Way basketball star Jalen McDaniels over exploitative videos  The Seattle Times

The new lawsuit accuses the NBA prospect of secretly recording a sexual encounter, and it names the school district and a coach for failing to act.



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 football player dies after collapsing at team workout, officials say  The Olympian

A football player at Federal Way High School died Tuesday afternoon after he collapsed from cardiac arrest at an organized team activity. The player has been ...



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

A woman who alleges that a former Federal Way High School basketball star secretly filmed her having sex with another player on the team has sued the school ...



Former Federal Way hoops star Jalen McDaniels sued for allegedly secretly videotaping sex acts with fellow students  The Seattle Times

The lawsuit claims Federal Way HS basketball coach Jerome Collins knew about the incident and illegally tried to keep it under wraps. Suit also alleges ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Mom, friends remember Federal Way student who died during football practice  KING5.com

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 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 ...



Community vigil for Federal Way teen who died after football workout  KING5.com

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 ...



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 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 ...



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

A total of 24 teams advanced from this weekend's regional rounds. The South Sound will have at least one team in all six of the girls classifications, and five of ...



Beyoncé, JAY-Z award Federal Way teen $100k scholarship  KING5.com

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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Sen. Patty Murray fights for vaccination education and laws  KING5.com

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.



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 ...



'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.



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: gneufeld12@aol.com, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Seattle detective's advice for teens about mixing cell phones and sex  KING5.com

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 ...



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 ...



2 Federal Way high schools on brief lockdown  KOMO News

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Federal Way High School went into lockdown Monday after a student brought a stolen gun to class.The 16-year-old boy was showing ...



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 ...



Classy Gorilla finds niche with singing telegrams  Federal Way Mirror

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Martial Arts Teacher Sentenced in Sex Case; Lawsuit Filed Against Issaquah Schools  Seattle Weekly

Emotions ran high on both sides of the courtroom Oct. 25 when former martial arts teacher Robert James Morrison, 44, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for ...



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  KING5.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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?



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 ...



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.



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:



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?



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

Find the best Shore Conference boys basketball games right here!



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.



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.



WWU volleyball adds crop of new players to program  KGMI

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



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 ...



15-year-old girl struck by school bus in Federal Way  KOMO News

A 15-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was struck by a school bus Thursday morning while crossing the street near Federal Way High School, police ...



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.



CenturyLink Athlete of the Week: Aya Bispham of Federal Way High School  Q13 FOX

Great job, Aya! The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Q13 FOX and Sports Authority announced Aya Bispham of Federal Way High School is the CenturyLink ...



Suzanne “Sue” (Wiganosky) Record  Yakima Herald-Republic

Suzanne “Sue” (Wiganosky) Record passed from this world into the presence of The Lord on Friday, December 21, 2018, in Yakima, WA. Sue was born ...



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...



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 ...



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 ...



2019 Naismith Trophy Boys High School Player of the Year Preseason Watch List  USA TODAY High School Sports

Check out the Naismith High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year Watch List.



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.



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 ...



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

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



DNA Technology Gives Cold Case Murder Suspect A New Face  Patch.com

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 ...



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” ...



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 ...



CWU's Malik Montoya finds opportunity with Wildcats after transferring in from D-1 Seattle U  Daily Record-News

Federal Way High School boys basketball coach Jerome Collins summarized his former player Malik Montoya's journey to Central Washington University.



The Numbers Behind Abinusawa's 7.33 60 Meters  MileSplit

The Germantown Academy freshman put herself in the record books with a remarkable Millrose run.



Kentucky Basketball: 2019 Recruiting Big Board 3.0  A Sea of Blue

An updated look at who the Cats are looking at in 2019.



African-American man fighting for his life after unprovoked racist 'rage' attack in Auburn  Seattle Times

The man accused of attacking DaShawn Horne with a baseball bat became enraged when he learned his sister had spent the night with the young ...



Born of protest: Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity celebrates a half-century  UW Today

BSU students and supporters carry picket signs in support of BSU demands on May 20, 1968.Seattle Times-Emile Pitre Collection. It was spring 1968. A group of ...



Teen heroin addict recovers with agency's help  The Seattle Times

Daniel Taylor was a smart kid who did well in school. He was also a heroin addict. After inpatient treatment, he received counseling, support and lasting help ...



Nampa Police report Shasta Groene and two sons missing  FOX 28 Spokane

NAMPA, Idaho - Police in Nampa are trying to locate Shasta Groene and her two young sons. According to the Nampa Police Department, 22-year-old Groene ...



Jim Zorn helps raise over $60000 at the Federal Way/Auburn Boys & Girls Club Breakfast  King County

The Federal Way/Auburn Boys & Girls Club holds its annual breakfast fundraiser each spring to raise money to benefit the clubs operations ...



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 ...



Victim of brutal hate crime beating struggling for survival  KIRO Seattle

A man remains in Harborview with a traumatic brain injury after being severely injured in what prosecutors say was a hate crime beating in Auburn earlier this ...



Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: 2019 Big Board 2.0  A Sea Of Blue

An updated look at Kentucky Basketball recruiting in the 2019 class.



von Reichbauer hosts session for Federal Way 320th merchants with Sound Transit CEO  King County

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer hosted a meeting for 320th area merchants to answer questions on the impact of the Federal ...



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 ...



Washington March For Our Lives Is March 14  Patch.com

Washington March For Our Lives Is March 14 - Seattle, WA - The Seattle Young People's Project will host a march for gun control on March 14th.



SeaTac Man Arrested For 1987 Double-Murder  Seattle, WA Patch

SeaTac Man Arrested For 1987 Double-Murder - Seattle, WA - Police used DNA mapping technology to find the suspect, a 55-year-old man living in SeaTac.



Were King County deputies justified in shooting teen? Inquest begins Monday  KING5.com

Testimony begins Monday in an inquest into the January shooting of a 17-year-old by three King County Sheriff's Office deputies. A preliminary investigation ...



EWU's Andru Pulu doesn't waste second chance  The Spokesman Review

When Andru Pulu talks about his Eastern Washington football teammates, it's usually in future tense, as if he doesn't want it to end.



Washington State assistant Curtis Allen to reunite with Lorenzo Romar, Ken Bone at Pepperdine  The Spokesman-Review

PULLMAN – Washington State assistant Curtis Allen, a former Washington Husky guard who spent two years playing for Lorenzo Romar and 11 more coaching ...



Previous Auburn man pleads not guilty in brutal beating of Kent man  Kent Reporter

For LaDonna Horne, the pain won't go away. She cries long and hard each night so she can appear bright and strong when she visits her comatose son.



How to watch 5-Star UGA basketball commit Anthony Edwards in McDonald's All-American Game  UGA Wire

Anthony Edwards, the five-star basketball guard out of Holy Spirit Preparatory School, committed to Georgia back in February. After dropping the season finale in ...



News - JROTC students discover Corps lifestyle  DVIDS

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii - Sixty high school students stepped out of the classroom to learn a lesson from Marines during a weeklong visit to ...



Lands that Doreen Johnson worked to protect will now carry her name  King County

Council gives unanimous support to renaming parcels in Southeast King County in honor of community leader Doreen Johnson.



National Merit Scholarship program announces semifinalists  The Seattle Times

The National Merit Scholarship program Wednesday released the names of students who have excelled academically, allowing them to compete for big ...



Obituary: Gauthun, Lisa Ann  The Spokesman Review

GAUTHUN, Lisa Ann Our beloved angel, Lisa Ann Gauthun, succumbed to a long courageous battle with Cancer on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Lisa was 45 ...



We Day: A party with a purpose softens skeptic  Seattle Globalist

At first, We Day seemed like an elaborate star-studded party to entice youth to care about social causes. Which is why at 6 a.m., I rode a bus packed with ...



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