September 26, 2012
Miles away from the lights of Friday night or the familiar confines of Meadowbrook Way, eight Wildcats forge their own path.
Then, they get to the end and turn around, splashing water everywhere.
They wear their school’s name on their caps, although they are not a school team per se.
They swim for Mount Si High School but they train in Issaquah, with Issaquah High School swimmers and coaches, and compete in Issaquah’s meets. They even ride the Issaquah school bus to those meets.
August 1, 2012
Almost a decade ago, Franchesca Havas sometimes watched her daughter Alexandria sleep and she daydreamed alongside her.
Franchesca dreamed of Alexandria. Of Alexandria reading, playing, kicking a ball. Swimming, laughing, riding a horse.
Alexandria fell off a slide while at daycare in Texas 14 years ago, suffering a traumatic brain injury. Yet, her mother’s wishes did come true. Alexandria attends Mount Si High School, plays the piano, rides horses and can swim a bit, too. Read more