Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, April 25, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 40° Clear

Youth Spotlight Youth Spotlight

They're all around us: young folks who have accomplished much and are doing great things in their community.

It's time to recognize them. Spokane Talks Online and The Spokesman-Review are doing just that.

We're launching Youth Spotlight to feature the good deeds and accomplishments of our teens (and younger) in the Inland Northwest. There will be a monthly article and video story. The video story will be hosted by STO's youngest reporter, Collin Pittmann.

Collin has been doing weekly STO weather reports for a year, and is now taking on this additional responsibility. A high school senior -- ASB president, FFA award-winner, actor -- Collin is an over-achiever himself and the perfect host for this series.

To nominate: If you know of a young high achiever that you would like to see profiled, contact The Spokesman-Review by e-mail at or call (509) 459-5503.

News >  Education

A Spokane teen’s love for theater has him headed toward a bigger stage

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

At age 17, Brady Magruder has been a university professor, a high school basketball star, a con man and the president of Argentina. Magruder, an incoming senior at University High School, has acted in more than a dozen plays at his school and in the community since the eighth grade. Now, he’s hoping to take his act to a professional level.

News >  Spokane

Youth Spotlight: Justin Cai plays it forward

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

After winning the top music prize at the Spokane Scholars banquet last month, Justin Cai did something even more remarkable: He donated half of his $4,000 prize to a nonprofit – one he founded – called “Music for Kids,” which provides music lessons to poor children.
News >  Spokane

Social change drives Spokane teen to activism

Community service and teen activism are not just high school requirements for some teens. For those like 16-year-old Madelyn Dickens, community involvement is clearly based on her passion for social change, a yearning to help others, and a desire to use her voice to make the world a better place.