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Saturday, December 15, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Class of 2018

News >  Spokane

Move to Idaho pays off years later, Lakeland senior says

Megan Rauvola was a month short of her ninth birthday when her parents moved from Southern California to Rathdrum. “I told them ‘You are ruining my life,’” Rauvola said, smiling. On a recent drive with her parents, Rauvola, a Lakeland High School senior, offered a belated apology. “The 8-year-old me was wrong because it was the best thing you could have done for me,” Rauvola told them.

News >  Spokane

Coding is in his blood – and his name: Classical Christian senior a budding tech entrepreneur

Sometimes a name just fits. Elisha Coad knows how to code with the best of them. A senior at Classical Christian Academy in Post Falls, Coad already boasts a resume with more technology and leadership experience than many twice his age. He co-owns a business with his older brother, called CodeBros, which specializes in professional graphic and web design, as well as 3D modeling and animation.
News >  Spokane

From derby to life, Timberlake senior Koa Hester believes in taking advantage of opportunities

Koa Hester knows all about jams – not the sweet kind that goes on toast, but rather those short matchups that are part of roller derby. Hester joined the Pixies, a junior league roller derby team in Spokane, when she was 10. She fell in love with the sport when she was 8 and watched her mother participate. “I wanted to be just like her,” said the 18-year-old daughter of Clara Hester, a seamstress, and Kaleb Hester, a truck driver. The family lives in Spirit Lake, Idaho, where she is about to graduate from Timberlake High School.