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Liberty Lake seniors celebrate graduation

A few parents in Liberty Lake took matters into their own hands to make sure their high school seniors had a graduation celebration and recruited friends and family for a parade by Orchard Park on Saturday. The graduates donned their caps and gowns and waved to the passing cars, some of which were decorated. Liberty Lake Mayor Shane Brickner said some parents contacted him about using the park and he gave his approval.

A class of their own: Graduates of 2020 face unprecedented time with poise and hope

Because of COVID-19, the graduating class of 2020 has faced obstacles unlike any other, and they have proven that they were up to the task. From online classes to drive-thru or virtual commencement ceremonies, the high school and college graduates have accomplished something that should make Spokane proud. Through their resiliency and flexibility, they have not only made it to this milestone, they have thrived. Since everything is different, The Spokesman-Review decided it would do things differently, as well. Alongside the profiles of remarkable high school seniors in our area, we have included our college graduates. We hope you will join us in celebrating their accomplishments and perseverance during these difficult times.

Gonzaga Fulbright scholar with passion for the environment heading to Taiwan

Kaiya Collins’ degrees in elementary education and environmental studies were a perfect match. Her passion for these two topics has not only led to success at Gonzaga University, but also will help her continue to find success as she travels to Taiwan to teach English on a Fulbright Scholarship.