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Lewis and Clark High School senior Deanna Dwyer is the recipient of a $4,000 science award at this year’s Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet. She speaks three languages but she said it is through dance where she truly communicates.
Retreats at Gonzaga Preparatory School are important milestones in the student experience. They’ve been important to Taylor Kelly for another reason: He helps plan them.
Stretching across the back of Levi Kettner’s head, there is a scar – and a bald spot. A scar and a bald spot with a story.
A rough start made a determined fighter out of Rachel Koolstra.
“Live the life you have, not the one you wish you had.”
It’s easy for a person to let adversity define or impede them. Estir Konstantin doesn’t do what is easy.
Everything can change. That’s something everyone, young or old, will learn at some point in their lives. Freeman High School senior Veronica Keizer – Ronni – learned it when her life had barely begun.
As Carly Crooks strides down the hallways of Ferris High School, she looks around to the places where she’s accomplished so much.
William Dexter is graduating from East Valley High School with a 3.9 GPA. He is putting college on hold for a year while he pursues competitive skiing full time.
For much of her first eight years of school, the classroom was a challenge that seemed almost insurmountable for Alexis Keenan.
Since coming to Dishman Hills High School a bit behind in credits, Reneece Bailey has soared all the way to the state capital.
North Cental High School senior Ruwaida Abbas has overcome obstacles to becoming first in her family of immigrant refugees to graduate from high school and hopes to attend university.
Those who lead don’t always shout the loudest or swagger aggressively through life. Sometimes they lead by showing up, being a good example and caring about those around them.
In the last few weeks before graduation, most high school seniors look for any excuse to avoid going to class. Kaed Ruby looks forward to going to The Community School each day: He’s got a class to lead.
More than a decade ago, all the second-graders at Lidgerwood Elementary School in Spokane were told they would receive full-ride scholarships to public college, but being second-graders, they probably didn’t give the news much thought. Now those students are graduating from high school and preparing to go on to college thanks to Reach for the Future, a privately funded nonprofit organization.
With his mature outlook on life and ability to get things done, many may think Iavis Kopets, graduating senior of Valley Christian School, is years ahead of his time and he, himself, would not deny that.
Marissa Kenney knew she had to do something, anything.
Life hasn’t been easy or simple for Deer Park High School senior Charity Harris, who will graduate despite moving out of the family home last fall when she turned 18.
Graduation is a celebration, but it’s also the end of a journey. For many high school seniors in the Inland Northwest, it’s been quite a trip to the graduation stage. The Spokesman-Review would like to share their stories with you.