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  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    ROTC helps student stay on right path

    Havermale High School senior Cameron Labrecque is right back where he started some 16 years ago, but in his case that’s a good thing. Labrecque, who is enrolled in The …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Harmony senior navigated challenges on path to success

    Shane Toy, lead teacher at East Valley’s alternative school, Harmony High School, considers Tasha Kelly-Schafnitz an outstanding and inspiring senior mainly because she gives 100 percent. It’s something Kelly-Schafnitz, 17, …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Cancer didn’t stop Margaret Clarke’s drive

    Margaret Clarke is independent; the Barker High School student said it makes her unique. But it’s also a quality that would prove necessary for her to finish high school while …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    RLA’s small-group style helped Kennedy develop writing skills

    Jake Kennedy regularly finds himself explaining just what the River City Leadership Academy is to those who have never heard of the state’s first fully accredited, project-based high school. And …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Colvin is humble about what he brought to Spokane Valley High

    Stephen Colvin found a home and a family at Spokane Valley High School. And in the process, he learned how to shine. “In this age of bullies, school drama, disconnectedness …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Question leads teacher to research her school

    About this time last year, a new employee at West Valley High School noticed the program at graduation was called the “99th Commencement of West Valley High School.” She asked …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    West Valley student likes to keep herself busy

    Jayme Vaughn sums up her high school career with a simple sentence. “I’m the kid who always uses the student planner they give you,” the West Valley senior said.


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Twins, LC sprinters, are top school talent

    Sometimes Le’Ecia and Lakecia Farmer finish each other’s sentences. They also listen to each other, then add perspective and praise with the admiration of an ardent fan. The Lewis and …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Contract Based Education student clicks with science

    C.J. Gillam admits he messed up. In his middle school years he was defiant, didn’t follow the rules, hung with the wrong crowd and smoked marijuana. But now Gillam, 18, …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Pageants provide outlet amid dad’s cancer, death

    Lauren Lysne, 18, is the first person to tell you that she’s the biggest “girly girl” there is. She loves manicures and pedicures, facials and getting her hair done. And …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    G-Prep senior strives to maintain Hmong roots

    Nikky Xiongxtoyed, 18, is continuing a family tradition in more ways than one. Last year, her sister Vikky Xiongxtoyed was named the outstanding senior from North Central High School. This …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    After injury, NWC senior knows God has plan for him

    When Cole Ramey is on the basketball court with the State 2B champion Northwest Christian Crusaders, people notice. His red hair shines like a roadside flare and his lanky arms …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Alternative environment nurtures Hanes’ creativity

    For many kids, middle school can be an unpleasant experience. For Jacob Hanes it was horrifying. He lived in Tennessee at the time, and the intelligent, articulate student became a …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Student takes life in ‘good direction’

    Life hasn’t always been a cakewalk for Isabelle Anderson, 18, but troubles are not the first thing that come to mind when you meet the energetic and bright young woman. …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Student’s work ethic sets her apart

    Graduating from high school is a milestone, the culmination of 12 years of classes, homework, extracurricular activities, jobs and family responsibilities. It’s a lot to juggle, but Carlynn Walters, 18, …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Teen cites family as key to success

    This spring, Jared Attridge, 18, is graduating as a valedictorian from Deer Park High School with a 4.0 grade-point average and 40 college credits. What’s more, he’s “very kind and …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Teen beat disorder through hard work

    Connie Sisco knew something was wrong when it took her son, Alex George two years to remember the letter “T.” Sandwiched between an older sister and a younger one, Alex …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Past provides motivation for NC senior

    Don’t think of North Central High School senior Celena Ward as the heroine of a rags-to-riches story. Think of her instead as a work in progress. It would be easy …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Future will separate Neiman triplets

    Ross, Trent and Talia Neiman, 18, are triplets who will graduate from Freeman High School June 11. They have an interesting take on what their lives have been like. “The …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    He helped family and earned diploma

    There’s a history of military service in the family of Aaron Malm, and the 19-year-old senior at Spokane’s On-Track Academy is already on track to continue the tradition. He’s enlisted …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

    Riverside grad gets in touch with heritage as fancy dancer

    When Marisa Antoine, 17, was in fourth grade, she attended a powwow at Spokane’s Riverfront Park. It changed her life. Always aware of her culture but never truly involved with …


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