Stories tagged: graduation
UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has brought tectonic change to almost every part of life — how we live, where we live, where we work, what we do for work, what it …
Sun., June 7, 2020
Miguel Calvillo, 23, spent his childhood in the orchard town of Sunnyside, Washington, where drive-by shootings were a monthly occurrence. In middle school, Calvillo’s neighborhood friend heard shots and came …
Sun., June 7, 2020
“I come from a very collectivist culture where we all get through things together, we work together, I serve my community,” said Nadia Sarfraz, who recently graduated from Whitworth University. …
UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered many plans this spring, especially those of Spokane seniors and their families. Instead of the traditional celebration at the Spokane Arena, all five comprehensive high …
UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020
It won’t be held at a stadium or an arena, but graduation could be a pretty sweet ride for the class of 2020 in Spokane Public Schools. After more than …
UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020
Dozens of cars backed up on Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley on Tuesday afternoon to get a “graduate dozen” from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
Mon., May 18, 2020
If I look at one more final exam I’m going to go cross-eyed. That’s how the final week of school always goes, but usually it ends with me getting to …
UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020
Xavier University’s cancellation of its graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop one Tennessee senior from walking across the stage.
UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020
‘Perseverance, we’re all living that’: College graduates make do with virtual, rescheduled commencements
University commencement season was scheduled to kick off this weekend with thousands of graduates walking across stages in Spokane and Pullman. But that didn’t happen, due to COVID-19, so graduating …
UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020
Spokane Public Schools has drafted a proposal for holding open-air ceremonies at Joe Albi Stadium, with students seated in chairs placed at least 6 feet apart in accordance with social-distancing …
UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020
For the seniors in Spokane Public Schools, graduation is a virtual certainty. The details haven’t been finalized, but district staff and board members agreed in principle that the class of …
UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2020
Graduation events previously scheduled for May now will take place during Whitworth’s Homecoming Weekend, which begins Oct. 9. Graduating students still will receive their degrees next month, the university said …
Mon., March 23, 2020
No prom or graduation? High school seniors worry they may lose what they’ve eagerly anticipated for years
A six-week-long break from in-person school activities amid coronavirus concerns may turn out to have just been an abrupt and unceremonious end if officials determine it won’t be safe to …
Fri., Feb. 7, 2020
Native American students would be able to wear tribal regalia and items of cultural significance at their graduation ceremonies this year, under two bills moving through the Legislature.
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
The following students graduated from the University of Idaho at the end of the summer 2019 session.
Sat., July 27, 2019
The following students graduated from the University of Idaho at the end of the spring 2019 semester.
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019
Ashley Cardinal signed up for the Army National Guard before her senior year of high school at West Valley High School in 2001. A career in the military and raising …
Fri., June 14, 2019
As another academic year comes to a close, as schools mark the end of this season, celebrate graduations and promotions, and commence summer vacation, I remember all of my teachers.
Thu., June 13, 2019
You might feel like you’re supposed to be an adult now and out on your own. To some extent, this is true, but don’t think for a second the people …
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019
Asma Abdulmohsin joined 456 graduates from SCC’s Adult Basic Education program Tuesday night in celebrating their accomplishments with family and friends. Some, like Abdulmohsin, had completed the college’s ESL program, …
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019
Sean Newsom’s senior year of high school started with typical teenage pranks, like sticking a cup to the roof of his car with magnets just to mess with people as …
Tue., June 4, 2019
The single graduating student on a tiny Massachusetts island is nonetheless receiving the star treatment.
Mon., April 29, 2019
A commencement ceremony on Friday at Brigham Young University, the flagship academic institution of the Mormon Church, was an unlikely occasion for this pronouncement: “I stand before my family, friends …
Fri., June 15, 2018
Three generations within Carol Anderson’s family in Spokane plan to walk in graduation ceremonies Saturday for degrees from Eastern Washington University.
Sun., June 10, 2018
The celebration of the graduating Freeman High School Class of 2018 was made all the more poignant Saturday by the weight of what they’d been through together, and how they …
Mon., June 4, 2018
An Ohio teenager who has cerebral palsy and was never expected to be able to walk has shocked her family by doing just that at her high school graduation.
Sun., June 3, 2018
The senior class from the Florida high school where 17 people died in February’s gun massacre held graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon, with the focus on honoring four students slain in …
Sat., June 2, 2018
When a gunman killed 17 people at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, senior Chris Grady was slogging through his final few weeks before reporting for duty in …
Sat., June 2, 2018
More than 300 seniors at a Texas high school have received their diplomas with the memory of a deadly mass shooting on campus still fresh in their minds.
Thu., May 24, 2018
Thompson is among 59 students who graduated Wednesday from Magic Valley High, an alternative school in Twin Falls. She plans to study registered nursing at the College of Southern Idaho.