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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016

St. George’s senior Emily Tender has earned the international baccalaureate diploma. She played JV volleyball and varsity basketball. Her most remarkable accomplishment is being an international fashion model and has done shoots in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

St. George’s graduate is a model student

When Emily Tender was 14, her mother took what Tender described as some photos in “dorky” poses of her and submitted them to a modeling agency in Seattle. That agency signed her – as did Nous Model Management in Los Angeles in 2015 and the super big IMG Models in New York.

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St. Michael’s Academy senior Samuel Welp takes aim with a bow during the Washington State Archery tournament on  March 11, 2016, at Mount St.  Michael’s in Spokane. Welp has been a star archer at the state level in archery competition in Nebraska and Washington. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

St. Michael’s grad keeps aim on faith, future

The school’s valedictorian is deeply involved in nearly every aspect of St. Michael’s, from school plays and choir to carpentry. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, and devotes much of his time to volunteer work within the school and surrounding community.

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TEC at Bryant senior Aaron Dahl grew up in a home school tradition studies martial arts. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

TEC student lives without limits

A certain stereotype of home-schooled students chalks them up as limited in their world experiences. But TEC at Bryant senior and Eastern Washington University Running Start student Aaron Dahl blows up that perception. “There’s a stigma with home-schoolers that they’re ...

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Natalie Peters is the notable graduate from Washington Academy of Art and Technology. (COURTESY OF WAAT)

WAAT student died twice, has lively sense of humor

Natalie Peters isn’t letting the fact that she’s already died twice mute her excitement for adulthood. The light pink scar above the Georgia native’s heart is the sole physical token of a past marred by two medical emergencies; she overcame both in time to graduate from high school.

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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

East Valley High class to dedicate tree

The senior class of East Valley High School will plant and dedicate a tree on behalf of its class and lost classmates to the school as part of a new tradition to do something positive for the school, instead of ...

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Lottery winners

Lottery winners in Spokane County for the week of May 16-20.$1,000Edgar Kintanar, of Spokane. Eland Kinnick, of Spokane Valley.

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