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Joy in outdoors turns into right path for Mountain View Alternative HS graduate

There’s nothing that Thomas Stark likes better than exploring the woods of North Idaho - camping, hunting, fishing and just seeing what is out there to see and discover.

Music will play in Lake City High senior’s future

Lake City High School’s Gavin Kariotis is a young man with many musical talents and a variety of interests that keep his feet both on the ground – and off.

Home-schooled since first grade, North Star senior taking next step as presidential scholarship student at EWU

As students move from their high school classrooms of 30-odd people to college lecture halls with 300-plus, the transition can be difficult. But for North Star senior Valerie Rehmke, the …

Eagle Peak made huge difference, imparted ‘courage,’ student says

A year and a half ago, Courtnay Harris was ready to throw in the towel. But when she began attending Eagle Peak School her second semester of junior year, her …

Part of what motivates Mead High senior is goal to help people in his previous Ethiopia home

Nathanael Gardner has never forgotten where he came from.

Medical Lake High senior achieves dream of enlisting despite physical challenge

Imagine being a high school student with a normal class schedule, playing a sport or two and trying to keep your grades up.

Valley Christian senior hopes to help protect national forests as firefighter someday

Connor Johnson is scheduled to graduate from Valley Christian School. His summer is planned: He’s enlisted in the Army Reserve with an eye toward someday become a firefighter.

Medical Lake Alternative High senior aims to succeed as college athlete

Medical Lake Alternative High School senior hopes to run track in college.

Father’s death intensified NC senior’s desire to attend college

North Central senior KiArra Thompson will be one of the first to say that your life can change overnight.

Senior finds path to success through attentive care at Map High School

The environment at Map High School helped senior Kira Wycoff transform from a “delinquent” into a confident and successful student who is set to graduate this year.

MEAD Alternative senior thrives on her own since sophomore year

Devon Mead has hurdled myriad adversities and challenges as a young woman, but has remained a shining star of motivation, determination and success at MEAD Alternative High School. Mead is …

CV student keeps a positive outlook despite medical challenges

Despite medical problems, Eli Bambock keeps a positive outlook. Bambock is set to graduate from Central Valley High School.

Project-based learning helps Community School senior excel

Sometimes, all it takes for a student to shine is finding a place to belong. For senior Haylee Alvarado, that place was the Community School.

Hard work helps Shadle Park senior land on his feet at new school, win state wrestling title

Andrew “Dew” Rogers will be remembered in the Shadle Park High School record books as a standout wrestler.

St. Michael’s senior combines sports, stage, may study broadcasting

Gianluca Dinaro knows what it’s like to be outnumbered. He’s gone through high school being the only boy in his class. Of course, his graduating class at Mt. St. Michael’s …

Oaks Classical Christian Academy graduate Andresick learns how to learn

You could call Forrest Andresick a reluctant student in his first years at the Oaks Classical Christian Academy. He readily admits that his learning began over his own resistance, and …

Three Springs senior sets foundation for focus

Most people think of yoga as an exercise regimen. For Riley Williams, it’s been much more than that.

Cheney’s Bridget Calvert has a passion for service

The Cheney High School senior is headed to the Air Force Academy.

For North Idaho Christian senior, graduation a victory lap after horrific car accident

In February 2016, Christina Southern was traveling with her family for her cousin’s wedding in California when a semitrailer attempted a U-turn on a Utah highway and collided with them. …

Senior’s appreciation for outdoors helps during difficult time

Tanner Andersen has lived his entire life in the beautiful Idaho country outside Harrison. The Kootenai High School senior helps on the family property, hunts and fishes, and in his …

The skies beckon Classical Christian Academy senior

Ethan Hanson joined the cadet program through Civil Air Patrol, which provides education in aviation, leadership, physical fitness, military procedures and more. Through weekly meetings, as well as leadership encampments …

East Valley Parent Partnership plays crucial role for struggling senior

Entering her senior year, Savannah Pfeiffer was told she had only a 2 percent chance of graduating on time.

Lakeside senior turns heartaches into stepping stones

At age 12, Angelena Gil came to live with her grandparents in Nine Mile Falls. That move came after many hardships in her young life and helped her get back …

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017

Freeman senior prepares for bodybuilding competition

Michaela Rosenthal is easy to spot as she walks down the halls at Freeman High School. She’s the one carrying a cooler and a gallon jug of water everywhere she …

Riverside High senior’s work ethic rises from ‘mindset to build better life’

Riverside High School senior said the difficulties of growing up in povery has been a strong motivator. Lysandra Gonzalez had kept a 3.8 GPA, is a three-sport athlete and has …

Summit senior looks to future

Piano lessons, choir practice and youth group are just a few of the activities that keep Summit Christian senior Elona Sushchik busy each week.

St. George’s School graduate gives travel, academics focused attention

It has been through his experiences with robotics and the great outdoors that St. George’s School’s Kyle Luiten, 18, has learned a lot about the world and its cultures – …

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Lakeside High School senior shares a passion for golf with her father

Rachael Arthur received a lot from her parents: a love of golf, self-motivation, a strong set of values and the importance of staying active in her tribe.

Mica Peak senior thrives when serving others

Mica Peak senior Kody Allen finds joy and purpose in helping others, especially childrem with special needs.

Timberlake graduate’s world lens shaped early in life

Timberlake High School’s Maurie Roth loves to see new places and meet new people – a love for travel she began developing when she was in eighth grade and spent …