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  • Cheney senior shows those who can, teach

    Seth McCombie, 17, is an active and engaged student at Cheney High School. He has a 3.975 grade-point average and takes honors chemistry, honors physics, Spanish III, Advanced Placement English …


  • Refugee to graduate: New culture part of LC senior’s education

    She may be small in stature, but Ange Nemerimana’s high-wattage smile and colorful African garb make her difficult to miss in the halls of Lewis and Clark High School. Born …


  • Musician also makes a splash in swimming

    Josh Cowart will never forget the sound of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” filling the room. The Mt. Spokane counselor said student Aaron Wittrock sat at the piano and played …


  • Medical Lake’s Keister learns to cope with struggles

    Brooke Keister of Medical Lake High School is not sure why she was selected for this year’s senior profile. She couldn’t think of any titles she’s received and said that …


  • Valley Christian senior is a spiritual leader

    Crystal Heden is a fighter. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 4, the 18-year-old Valley Christian School senior survived a three-year battle with the disease. Today, Heden strives to live each …


  • Ferris grad has taste for full life

    Gina L. Myers knows what’s cooking. She is. Myers, who graduated a semester early from Ferris High School this past December, has been cooking, literally and figuratively, most of her …


  • Curiosity a catalyst for Mead graduate’s creativity

    Mead High School guidance counselor Colleen Thornton describes Patrick McKee as “ambitious, driven, inquisitive, inventive and creative.” Indeed, not many high school seniors have designed computer software or organized a …


  • CV senior beats near-death experiences

    Central Valley High School senior Gaven Deyarmin looks like any other teenage boy walking through the halls wearing shorts, a T-shirt and a bulging backpack – that is, until you …


  • Freeman senior finds her identity

    Freeman High School senior Tori Burton is described by the school’s counselor, Laura Hamm, as someone who would “bloom where she’s planted.” Serving this year as student body vice president …


  • M.E.A.D. student soars on stability

    Katie Sprague has a lot to celebrate. Not only is she graduating from high school but last May she also was officially adopted by Brandon and Paula Sprague. For a …


  • Struggles instill goal for future

    Jeanynes Bell has traveled a rocky road to graduation. Teacher Jane Wright said when Bell came to Five Mile Prairie School last year she was struggling with some hard issues, …


  • Lakeside High student to pursue passion

    Amanda Allen, 17, has had a busy, wonderful and traditional high school experience at Lakeside High School, where she has earned a 3.76 grade-point average. Traditional, except for one thing, …


  • Out of the crowd, Olberg blossoms

    If anyone had told Katie Olberg, 17, that she would be tutoring a middle school student in math and English just two years after she arrived at MAP High School, …


  • Upper Columbia Academy: Small school offers big opportunities

    The people around her wonder how Upper Columbia Academy senior Lindsay Nelson fits it all in – the Advanced Placement classes, the flute ensemble, the piano playing, performing in two …


  • Mentor and athlete at head of the class

    When Phuong Doan came to Spokane from Vietnam some years back, she was a single parent with eight children. She met and married Bob Glasser, a father of three, and …


  • Teacher’s praise in South Korea sparks interests in math, science

    When Michael Lee prepared to move to the United States from South Korea two years ago, his dad gave him some advice about American culture. “When you’re talking to someone, …


  • She hopes to teach music through children’s ministry

    Graduating high school senior Sarah Woodroof plans to take the drama with her. In fact, The Oaks Classical Christian Academy honor student from north Spokane says she hopes someday to …


  • Vision loss hasn’t kept Liberty senior from basketball court

    Tyler Wilson is a normal teenager. He likes to watch movies. He is on the Liberty High School basketball and football teams. He does his homework and maintains good grades. …


  • Joe LeDuc’s debating skills open worlds

    Joe LeDuc doesn’t mince words. He wields them for the win. The award-winning policy debater from St. George’s recently competed at the 2011 National High School Tournament of Champions with …


  • Mission trips inspire student to become physician

    Michael Wilkinson recently went on a mission trip to Africa. He stayed in a tent, traveled to villages, helped build a school out of bricks, and shared how Jesus Christ …


  • Medical Lake student does it all

    Graduating senior Megan Lajeunesse’s zeal is contagious, including among her peers at Medical Lake High School. The only child of parents Jim and Tracie Lajeunesse, she plans to attend Southern …


  • Independent scholar embraces life off grid

    You can always tell when Jacob Irvine, 18, is in attendance at the Riverside Independent Scholars Program. The family’s four-wheel drive stake-bed pickup is in the parking lot. This spring, …


  • His attitude cheers those around him

    Four years ago, during Bob Eagle’s first week as a freshman at Mt. Spokane High School, he became the subject of a rumor circulating the halls. Students kept coming up …


  • Shadle helped him find will to succeed

    Anyone who questions the value of a dedicated educator should spend a few minutes with Shadle Park High School senior LeRon Ballon. When asked whom he credits with giving him …


  • Adopted boy grew into athlete

    Eighteen-year-old Levi Smith is a typical teenager. This blond-haired, blue-eyed Valley Christian senior enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing video games and working out at the gym. What isn’t …


  • EV senior drafting a future for himself

    Hunter Bonawitz, a senior at East Valley High School, defines himself as “motivated.” In an essay he recently wrote for a British Literature assignment, he said, “I’m driven to succeed… …


  • Three Springs senior finds will to stick with goal

    The path to graduation has been long and tough for Harmony Eckert, 19, the notable student from Three Springs High School, the alternative school in the Cheney School District. “When …


  • Lakeside student believed in himself

    Lakeside High School senior Josh Lauderdale knows something about low expectations. When he was 6 and living with his family in Reardan, he was placed in a special-education class because …


  • U-Hi senior found positive ways to channel energy

    University High School honor student and graduating senior Spencer White embraces change. Things are pretty much ideal right now, admits the Spokane native who will be one of 417 students …


  • Central Valley’s Corbin Croom plans career in medicine

    It is not uncommon for teenagers in high school to dream of being a doctor or a surgeon some day. Some prepare by taking extra science classes, but Central Valley …


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