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  • Sarah Palin to speak at Republic HS graduation

    Tyler Weyer and his fellow seniors at Republic High School began considering possible commencement speakers last fall. Confronting them was the reality that the most likely speaker would be a …


  • Sarah Palin to speak at Republic HS graduation

    Tyler Weyer and his fellow seniors at Republic High School began considering possible commencement speakers last fall. Confronting them was the reality that the most likely speaker would be a …


  • WSU Spokane first to honor grads

    Washington State University Spokane chose five graduates to feature at its commencement today, all of whom demonstrate how life experiences can influence career paths. Melissa Jensen, for example, has stuttered …


  • 4,000 more students pass graduation tests

    Editor’s note: – In a story that ran Thursday about high school graduation in Washington state, the Associated Press reported incorrect numbers concerning test results, in part because of misleading …


  • Higher percentage of seniors headed toward graduation

    SEATTLE – About 4,000 Washington high school seniors got some good news this week. They’ve joined the ranks of students who have passed all their required state graduation tests or …


  • Mom of twins prepares for life after graduation

    Senior year can be a hectic time for high school students. College applications must be mailed, senior project deadlines loom, plus there’s the daily grind of regular schoolwork. Imagine tackling …


  • Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring

    Modest good news for college students: An annual survey predicts employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5 percent in the coming year. Demand for graduates with …


  • Black male H.S. graduation rates lag behind whites

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An education group says more than half of black male students who graduated high school in 2010 earned their diplomas in four years, an improved graduation rate …


  • Beaumonte beats odds, will graduate from Eastern

    Against all odds, Darriell Beaumonte will graduate today from Eastern Washington University. He will be that one out of 50 – just 2 percent – of foster children from the …


  • Mothers finish EWU degrees simultaneously with children

    Mothers and their children often share life events such as birthdays and holidays and family celebrations. Still, it’s somewhat unusual for them to share the same college graduation day. On …


  • Vestal: Student succeeds despite considerable odds

    One February day in 2008, Jonathon Hicks was finishing wrestling practice at East Valley High School and waiting for his mother to pick him up. Instead, his older sister and …


  • Editorial: On dropout numbers, the math improves

    The extent of the school dropout issue has been difficult to pin down, but the measurements are becoming more reliable and the solutions more finely tuned. For a time, officials …


  • Katy Krieger oozes school spirit, service

    For some students, mascot-inspired spirit and student body leadership are as intertwined in high school life as good grades and forging friendships. At Lake City, that attitude is embodied by …


  • Lakeland senior learned to overcome shyness through 4-H

    Alissa McCullough was a shy and bashful youth before joining 4-H. Not anymore. Over the course of a few years and helped along by the many activities offered through the …


  • Despite expulsion, Devin Benzing earns diploma and CNA certification

    When Devin Benzing walks across the stage to accept her diploma from New Vision High School, it will be her second notable accomplishment this year. For someone whose high school …


  • NC’s Vikky Xiongxtoyed keeps HER accomplishments to herself

    Sometimes “under the radar” doesn’t aptly describe someone whose accomplishments go generally unnoticed. Take North Central High School senior Vikky Xiongxtoyed, for example. As NC guidance coordinator Kathy Blancher put …


  • Caleb Mohr nearly threw his life away

    It’s going to be a busy commencement season for the Mohr brothers of Spokane. Johnathon, 23, is graduating in computer science from Western Washington University; Joshua, 21, is graduating in …


  • Five Mile’s Anna Carmichael relishes drama, sets sights on mission trip to India

    Jane Wright, teacher at Five Mile Prairie School, described this year’s commencement speaker as “bubbly and full of enthusiasm.” But Anna Carmichael wasn’t always so excited about school. She had …


  • Teen home-schooled until Riverside

    It’s easy to see why Chelsea Wood is described by high school adviser Gregg Godsey as “a classic all-around girl, an ideal student.” Wood, 18, is about to graduate from …


  • Northwest Christian’s Liz Nixon is humble, but wise, grateful and anxious to help others

    She loves a lot of things: volleyball, singing, writing, drawing, and her brothers. And Northwest Christian School’s Elizabeth “Liz” Nixon doesn’t take the things she loves for granted. Perhaps that’s …


  • Mother rebounding, hitting her stride after success, impressive volunteer work

    Jessica Salo has a good head on her shoulders: She knows what she needs to do and she gets it done. The Barker High School student graduated in March and …


  • Facing the future

    College career counselors this year have better news for graduates trying to land a job: Things are not as bleak as they were a year ago. There are jobs to …


  • Gonzaga grads include Ronny Turiaf

    The graduates at Sunday’s commencement ceremony for Gonzaga University were eagerly looking toward the future. Jessica Clark’s ready to serve in the Army. Tye Perdido is going to try to …


  • Record number of GU grads this year

    The graduates at Sunday’s commencement ceremony for Gonzaga University were eagerly looking toward the future. Jessica Clark’s ready to serve in the Army. Tye Perdido is going to try to …


  • Spokane teen’s resolve in tackling cancer touches doctors, friends

    At 18, life is pretty predictable. Embracing your last year in high school, applying to colleges, planning for the prom and preparing to walk at graduation. It’s a different world …


  • Principal gets tough on pranks

    For the past three years, Sandpoint High School Principal Becky Kiebert has received a few gifts from seniors during graduation ceremonies, but they were not gifts of gratitude. Some students …


  • Cheney ready to handle EWU graduation traffic

    Graduation day at EWU is a time for praise, celebration and an influx of traffic to the city of Cheney. This Saturday will see multitudes of eager students and proud …


  • A learner and a leader

    From an early age Aubree Dinning’s parents noticed a disciplined, even diplomatic quality in their oldest daughter. That unwavering determination has been a running theme throughout the Lake City High …


  • Heading out on a high note

    Packing up the car to go off to college will be a little more of a challenge for Jacob Craner than the typical high school graduate. And a dorm room? …


  • Bridge grad found right time, place

    Christina Abrahamson’s journey to high school graduation began in 2003, when she started at Lakeside High School in Plummer. After nearly two years of struggling to fit in, she dropped …

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