When Azizullah Moltafet arrived in the United States in 2012 via Afghanistan, Russia and several countries in between, he didn’t speak a word of English. Neither did his mother and three younger brothers. ‘It was really scary,” he recalled. “We had no family – no friends. We didn’t know if we would have a home or food on the table.”
Never underestimate the power of a poster. When Troy Ruffin was in middle school he saw a classroom poster featuring the presidents of the United States. Next to President Obama’s photo was a question mark. “I stopped in front of that for a long time,” Ruffin recalled. “And then I thought
Like many high school graduates, Miguel Robles has a good GPA and has taken some Running Start classes, but he got there in a more unusual way. Robles was home-schooled from first grade.
Amelie Beresford-Wood is bursting with energy. Combined with a strong work ethic and a healthy dose of natural talent, it’s easy to see how the senior has made such an impression in the Coeur d’Alene High School theaterdepartment.
Watching the world around her in the last two years convinced Deer Park High School senior Sahvana Morri that she wanted to become a journalist.
On the court, at the track and in the classroom, senior Michael Ervin is seen by many as a great athlete or a top student, but in the hallways at Ferris High School, he’s music producer “Mikey Beatz.”
Gracie Nelson doesn’t know what the future has in store for her. She’s confident, though, who knows her future.
It was always going to be difficult for Chandler Roberts. Raised in what he describes as a dysfunctional home with alcoholic parents, Roberts said he just wasn’t going to give up on himself. Dawn Mackesy, principal at New Vision Alternative High School in Post Falls, said, “I remember the first time I met Chandler. It was at his 8th grade graduation. He walked right up to me, shook my hand and told me he wanted to come to my school. That fall we made it happen.”
Destiny Ogle remembers the day: August 21, 2016. It was her father’s birthday and her family had gathered to celebrate.
June is a special time of year for all graduates, and that includes the students graduating from Spokane Public Schools’ Secondary Transition Program for disabled students.