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Memorial Service

November 5, 2013 by Virginia Crumb (Register to contact)

This is Robert, Virginia's husband. I'm sad to announce that Virginia ("Ginger") died of heart disease on August 28.

A memorial service for her will be held at 11 AM on Saturday 11/23, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, on Mercer Island. All are welcome to attend.

Please forward this notice to anyone you know who might have known Ginger. Thank you.

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Mercer Island HS Ranked Among Best In WA: U.S. News  Mercer Island, WA Patch

Washington Has 3 U.S. News Best Schools - Mercer Island, WA - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. See how ...



Mercer Island School District welcomes new administrators  Mercer Island Reporter

There will be new leadership at the high school, two elementary schools and in the district office.



President Obama's mom honored at Mercer Island High School  KING5.com

In Above the Fold, Steve Bunin goes under a ferry in Blaine & highlights his alma mater, Mercer Island High School, which honored two graduates - a new ...



MIHS senior named US Presidential Scholar  Mercer Island Reporter

Dana Berejka is one of two students from Washington to be selected.



'Racially insensitive' yearbook photo sparks outrage among MIHS parents  Mercer Island Reporter

Black Student Union president angered that a “white group of people can justify for a black community…and has been question on what is and is not racist.”



Mercer Island graduating seniors reunite with kindergarten teacher  Mercer Island Reporter

The 2018 graduating class of Mercer Island High School is newsworthy for many reasons. But for former kindergarten teacher Marilyn O'Neill, this group of ...



Mercer Island Schools Foundation fundraiser brings in more than $500000  Mercer Island Reporter

With the help of parents, community representatives, school district staff and alumni, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation raised $500105 at their annual ...



MIHS selects new associate principal  Mercer Island Reporter

Jenny Foster will join the MIHS administration on July 1.



Everett superintendent to retire at end of the school year  The Daily Herald

EVERETT — Superintendent Gary Cohn, who has led the Everett School District through a decade of growth and change, will retire at the end of the school year.



Students honored for work on Mercer Island High School's radio station  Mercer Island Reporter

Thirteen student staff of the Mercer Island High School radio station KMIH 889 The Bridge received honors at the 78th annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting ...



Mercer Island community hosts 'homecoming' for baseball team  Mercer Island Reporter

After a team effort from the community to come up with the funding for a new field, Mercer Island High School baseball players were able to have a home game ...



Mercer Island DECA students qualify for international event  Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island High School DECA team has qualified 16 students to advance to the International Career Development Conference next month in Atlanta.



Rose Parade 2019 – Performers & Floats List! | 2019 Rose Parade  Just Jared

Rose Parade 2019 – Performers & Floats List! The 2019 Rose Parade is taking place in just a few hours, and we have all the info you need about the big ...



Mercer Island native wins Pulitzer Prize for Biography  Mercer Island Reporter

Caroline Fraser, a 1979 Mercer Island High School graduate, received the Pulitzer Prize for her biography, “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls ...



After 3 student-initiated threats, Mercer Island High School cancels classes Friday for ‘students and staff to regroup’  Q13 News Seattle

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. -- Mercer Island School District announced Thursday that it is canceling classes at Mercer Island High School and all after-school and ...



CHRISTOPHER J. NORTON  Mercer Island Reporter

Christopher J. Norton of Bellevue, WA passed away at 5pm on May 3, 2018 after a ten year battle with multiple myeloma.



Four MIHS students achieve perfect scores in AP Macroeconomics  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School is the only school in the world to have four students attain a perfect score on the spring 2017 AP exam in macroeconomics, according ...



Mercer Island inventor's fidget gadget is changing lives  KING5.com

A Mercer Island man who has struggled with attention deficit disorder has created his own fidget toy, aimed at people who may be too distracted by the popular ...



Mercer Island schools, police discuss implications after bomb threat, evacuation at IMS  Mercer Island Reporter

Students at Islander Middle School were evacuated last week after a bomb threat was reported.



'Disney and Dessert' fundraiser for Mercer Island orchestra students is Feb. 25  Mercer Island Reporter

Student musicians will perform at a “Disney and Dessert” concert at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the Mercer Island High School commons. Doors open at 1:30 p.m..



Bellevue Schools Ranked Among Best In Nation: U.S. News  Bellevue, WA Patch

Washington Has 3 U.S. News Best Schools - Bellevue, WA - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. See how ...



MI students intern with StandWithUs  Mercer Island Reporter

Israel education nonprofit hopes to educate and combat anti-Semitism and extremism.



Suspect breaks into two homes, assaults resident | Police blotter  Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Sept. 13 through 16.



MIHS marches with Puerto Rican students in Homecoming parade  Mercer Island Reporter

MIHS partners to support Puerto Rican band to march in Rose Parade.



Mercer Island High School graduates 328, including 7 valedictorians  Mercer Island Reporter

In its 60th commencement exercises on June 8 at KeyArena, Mercer Island High School ushered 328 graduating seniors into the “real world.”



Local band in the Rose Bowl Parade  KING5.com

In Above the Fold, Steve Bunin profiles a political scandal in Kent and his alma mater, Mercer Island High School, whose band will play in the Rose Bowl ...



Fall 2018 MIHS Programming Contest  GeekWire

The Fall 2018 MIHS Programming Contest is held by TeamsCode, a student-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington state. The contest will be ...



Mercer Island Rotary announces December students of the month  Mercer Island Reporter

Rotary recognizes Dana Berejka and Colin Gersch.



Mercer Island High School broadcasters receive national awards  Mercer Island Reporter

KMIH 889 The Bridge, the Mercer Island High School student radio station, received eight Golden Microphone awards at the 77th Annual Intercollegiate ...



2 Mercer Island High School Students Win Congressional Award  Patch.com

2 Mercer Island High School Students Win... - Mercer Island, WA - The Mercer Island High School students won Congressional Awards for community *service* ...



Washington’s National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named; Seattle’s Lakeside tops list  The Seattle Times

Washington's semifinalists, along with 16000 others across the nation, had the highest scores on the 2017 PSAT taken by 1.6 million high school juniors last ...



Mercer Island High School seniors awarded community scholarships  Mercer Island Reporter

The 41st annual Mercer Island Community Scholarship Program awards ceremony was held May 23 at Mercer Island High School.



Mercer Island recognizes golden Girl Scout  Mercer Island Reporter

In other city news, the banners in Town Center are set to be replaced and Coffee With A Cop returns.



Mercer Island HS sports talk phenom disappointed about Edgar tally  KING5.com

Max Tanzer, has an outlet for venting. He has his own sports talk show on Mercer Island High School's award-winning FM radio station.



Mercer Island Rotary announces January students of the month  Mercer Island Reporter

Arwa Mokdad and Jamling Sherpa recognized for leadership.



Mercer Island School Breaks A Gymnasium Record  Patch.com

MERCER ISLAND, WA - The local school district is reporting that a Mercer Island middle school has broken a record: for the first time, all of the students were ...



Mercer Island grad launches business to pay for Mount Everest summit  Mercer Island Reporter

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world and can cost as much as $90000 to climb.



Nick Wold appointed as associate principal of MIHS | School briefs  Mercer Island Reporter

Nick Wold appointed as associate principal of Mercer Island High School. Nick Wold has been appointed as associate principal and athletic director at Mercer ...



Mercer Island High School student radio station rebrands as 'The Bridge'  Mercer Island Reporter

KMIH 88.9 The Bridge launched on Jan. 31, replacing the current “Hot Jamz Radio” format on the Mercer Island High School student radio station.



Mercer Island proclaims March as Women's History Month  Mercer Island Reporter

With the help of multiple generations of Island women, Mercer Island Mayor Debbie Bertlin proclaimed March 2018 as Women's History Month and March 8 as ...



MIHS band students advance to state Solo and Ensemble contest  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School band students had 27 winners and alternates in 16 categories at the regional Eastshore Solo and Ensemble festival held Saturday, ...



District honors retiring employees for service to Mercer Island  Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island School District honored its 2016-17 retirees at a celebration May 31 in the Mercer Island High School library.



Mercer Island students display art at PTA Reflections event  Mercer Island Reporter

Parents and students from all six Mercer Island schools, as well as local private schools, gathered together at the Mercer Island High School Performing Arts ...



Mercer Island students place at international DECA competition  Mercer Island Reporter

Four members of the Mercer Island High School DECA team placed in the recent International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, Calif.



Mercer Island National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced  Patch.com

Local National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist - Mercer Island, WA - A number of Mercer Island students are semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships, which ...



Breakfast of Champions seeks support for Mercer Island schools  Mercer Island Reporter

The annual Breakfast of Champions supporting Mercer Island schools is just a few weeks away, and this year, there's a greater need for the community to ...



Previous Two MIHS sophomores organize coding competition  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School sophomores Alan Bi and Chris Elliott independently organized the school's first coding competition on April 1, bringing more than 100 ...



Mercer Island teen helps with youth marijuana prevention  Mercer Island Reporter

A Mercer Island teen recently helped produce a marijuana Q&A video in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health's “Listen to Your Selfie” ...



MIHS Robotics Club wins regional competition  Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island High School Robotics club was part of the winning alliance at the recent Auburn regional event, qualifying them for districts to be held at ...



'Hometown Hero' fights cancer with community support  Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

Kirk Robinson's Facebook feed is full of uplifting *content*: photos of his firefighting career, videos of his two boys skateboarding and boating, inspirational news ...



Person of Interest: Teddy Fischer, the Mercer Island High School Student Who Scored an Interview with Defense Secretary James Mattis  TheStranger.com

You saw a photo in the Washington Post with Defense Secretary James Mattis's phone number scrawled on a Post-it note. So you decided to contact him for an ...



Mercer Island Kiwanis Club welcomes new president, honors others  Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island Kiwanis Club held its 56th installation and awards banquet on Sept. 14, where retired Mercer Island veterinarian Dr. Harry Dingwall was ...



MIHS chemistry teacher Patty Weston receives award | School briefs  Mercer Island Reporter

MIHS chemistry teacher Patty Weston receives award. Mercer Island High School science teacher Patty Weston has won the 2017 American Chemical Society ...



Next MIHS student musicians chosen for national honor ensembles  Mercer Island Reporter

Two Mercer Island High School student musicians have been chosen for the National Association for Music Education's (NAfME) 2017 All-National Honor ...



MIHS Band food drive collects over 6 tons of items  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School Band students collected more than six tons, or 12300 pounds of food, and donations on behalf of the Mercer Island Youth and Family ...



Body Of Mercer Island Teen Who Died Glissading Recovered  Patch.com

Body Of Teen Who Died Glissading Recovered - Mercer Island, WA - Benjamin Gore, 19, died in a glissading accident June 3 in the Cascades, according to the ...



18 Puget Sound Students Win National Merit Scholarships  Bellevue, WA Patch

Local National Merit Scholarships Revealed - Bellevue, WA - Students from Bellevue to Renton have been awarded thousands in college scholarships.



Teens in Fred Hutch program aspire to be scientists, doctors  The Daily Herald

Snohomish County students are among the 32 admitted to the Pathway Research Explorer Program.



King County Green Schools Program recognizes 83 schools, two districts for resource conservation  King County

The King County Green Schools Program helps schools and school districts engage students and employees in learning about and practicing resource ...



Student and STEM-focused members retire from Mercer Island School Board  Mercer Island Reporter

The community thanked retiring Mercer Island School Board members Adair Dingle and Dave Myerson, two passionate education advocates with a combined ...



Year in Review: Mercer Island community faces changes  Mercer Island Reporter

This year, Mercer Island celebrated the opening of a new elementary school and grocery store, along with the re-opening of the library, debated if arts centers ...



Islanders gather to give back to MIYFS at annual breakfast  Mercer Island Reporter

About 600 Islanders attended the Mercer Island Youth and Services (MIYFS) Foundation Annual Breakfast Wednesday morning to celebrate “16 years of giving ...



Mercer Island revises Island Crest Park project; will turf north outfield  Mercer Island Reporter

After bids for a project to install new turf and lights on the south field at Island Crest Park came in much higher than expected, the Mercer Island City Council ...



Local Students Get Congressional Awards From Rep. Adam Smith  Patch.com

Students Get Congressional Medals From Rep. Smith - Mercer Island, WA - Ten students from Mercer Island and Bellevue were given the medals at an event in ...



Mercer Island School Board swears in new members, reorganizes for 2018  Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island School Board of Directors will continue its work in 2018 under new leadership. At the Dec. 14 meeting, the board unanimously selected Tracy ...



Mercer Island Teen Who Died In Cascades Hiking Accident Identified  Patch.com

Mercer Island Teen Dead In Hiking Accident - Mercer Island, WA - The 19-year-old from Mercer Island died after a glissading accident north of Cle Elum over the ...



Seattle Holiday Events Calendar 2018  Seattle Weekly

Make the most of the season with 100+ regional festivals, concerts, stage shows, and more.



Mercer Island High School band performs at Victoria Day Parade  Mercer Island Reporter

About 250 students in the Mercer Island High School band participated in the 119th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade, which commemorated Canada's 150th ...



Meet the candidates for Mercer Island School Board Position 4  Mercer Island Reporter

Deborah Schneider Lurie, Diana Lein and Linhui Hao — the three candidates in the Aug. 1 primary election for Mercer Island School Board, Director Position 4 ...



MIVAL awards high school scholarship winners  Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island Visual Art League (MIVAL) recently announced its 2017 High School Scholarship winners, Rebecca Bone, Joie Lim, Elaine Shen, Kenny ...



Joel McHale entertains Island Books crowd  Mercer Island Reporter

Comedian, television star and Mercer Island native Joel McHale returned to his Island hometown Saturday to promote his recently published memoir/self help ...



Phone-a-Thon goes all in for Mercer Island kids | Island Forum  Mercer Island Reporter

Ask any global leader, star athlete, trailblazing scientist or successful entrepreneur how they achieved their success, and without a doubt, their answer will ...



Islanders earn accolades in all-girls coding challenge  Mercer Island Reporter

Four Mercer Island High School juniors who created a tutoring marketplace app were named one of 100 semifinalists in the all-girl coding competition ...



24 Mercer Island seniors honored as National Merit Commended Scholars  Mercer Island Reporter

The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized 24 Mercer Island High School seniors as commended scholars. They are among 34000 commended ...



RICHARD “DICK” LEROY MARTIN  Mercer Island Reporter

Richard “Dick” LeRoy Martin, 88, long time resident of Mercer Island, Washington passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Covenant Shores Retirement ...



Mercer Island biotechnology students earn awards at Student Bio Expo  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned several awards for their outstanding entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest ...



Mercer Island broadcasting students named as finalists for national awards  Mercer Island Reporter

Seven Mercer Island High School broadcasting students have been named as finalists for the coveted Golden Microphone awards. These are annual honors ...



Mercer Island student gets perfect score on 2 AP tests  KING5.com

Adam Tucker did something his teacher has never seen before in her 20+ career at Mercer Island High School.



President Obama's sister visits Mercer Island  KOMO News

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. -- It wasn't necessarily a presidential visit, but close to it. President Obama's sister visited Washington state Saturday to share some of ...



Mercer Island teams qualify for Destination Imagination global finals  Mercer Island Reporter

Three Mercer Island teams have qualified for the global Destination Imagination event with their first place results in the state competition held this month in East ...



Retiring superintendent Gary Plano leaves lasting legacy in Mercer Island  Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island schools have changed a lot in the 10-year tenure of Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. While addressing issues in a rapidly growing and increasingly ...



Mercer Island to host retirement celebration for Superintendent Dr. Plano | School briefs  Mercer Island Reporter

Schools to host retirement celebration for Dr. Plano next week.



Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce selects Laurie Givan as new director  Mercer Island Reporter

Island native Laurie Givan, who said she is passionate about branding, innovation and community, was recently announced as the new executive director of the ...



Memorial service for Will Taylor is Saturday  Mercer Island Reporter

William David Taylor, 21, of Mercer Island, died March 4 in Santa Clara.



MIHS Orchestra wins top two awards at Vancouver festival | School briefs  Mercer Island Reporter

MIHS Orchestra wins top two awards at Vancouver festival. The Mercer Island High School Orchestra received two awards for excellence at the recent World ...



Nine Mercer Island teams qualify for Destination Imagination state tournament  Mercer Island Reporter

A record nine teams representing Mercer Island schools have qualified for the Destination Imagination state tournament. The teams qualified by virtue of their ...



4 Washington high schools rank among top 150 in U.S.  KING5.com

Four Washington state high schools have been ranked among the top 150 high schools in the country according to US News & World Report.



46 MIHS, IMS student musicians selected for All-State honor groups  Mercer Island Reporter

The 2018 Washington Music Educators Association All-State honor groups will perform in February.



Mercer Island Boy Scouts earn Eagle awards  Mercer Island Reporter

Four Boy Scouts from Troop 457 received their Eagle awards at a Court of Honor at Emmanuel Church on April 30. James Bellitto, Benjamin Stoops and Adam ...



2018-19 Women's Squash Roster  George Washington University - Official Athletic Site

The official 2018-19 Women's Squash Roster for the George Washington University Colonials.



Three candidates challenge Joel Kretz for Northeast Washington House seat  The Spokesman-Review

Two Democrats and one Independent are challenging 7th District Rep. Joel Kretz for his seat in the state House of Representatives. The Republican incumbent ...



JAMEY RAYMOND HIBBERT  Mercer Island Reporter

Jamey Raymond Hibbert passed away September 3, 2016 holding the hands of her four sons on Mercer Island. She was born October 1, 1959 in Seattle, ...



161 Students From Across the Country Named 2018 US Presidential Scholars | US Department of Education  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...



Mercer Island School District receives Apple Distinguished Program award | School briefs  Mercer Island Reporter

District receives Apple award. The Mercer Island School District (MISD) accepted its award as an Apple Distinguished Program for its implementation of iPads in ...



Community investors to purchase, preserve Mercer Island's historic Roanoke Inn  Mercer Island Reporter

The Roanoke Inn, a community institution on Mercer Island for more than 102 years, will be preserved for years to come under a new ownership structure.



MIHS drama's “Urinetown” takes final curtain call this weekend  Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island High School drama department will present the final three performances of its fall musical “Urinetown” at 7 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 and 19 in the ...



Fred Hutch receives $1.26M grant to boost science-education efforts  Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has received a $1.26 million, five-year Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institute of General ...



Mercer Islanders cheer Gonzaga to March Madness final  Mercer Island Reporter

Three Islanders cheered the Gonzaga basketball team to a victory in the school's first-ever Final Four appearance on April 1, then in the NCAA tournament final ...



MICA celebrates Founding Friends and provides SEPA update  Mercer Island Reporter

The March 2 First Thursday Art Walk in Mercer Island included a special recognition of the founding Friends of MICA, according to a Mercer Island Center for the ...



Island student honored for collecting toys in memory of friend with cancer  Mercer Island Reporter

Incoming Mercer Island High School freshman Tegan Yuasa, a member of the Seattle Buddhist Church Troop 252 in Seattle, was honored June 11 as a Boy ...



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