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Achievements: University of Idaho Summer 2019 Graduation

The following students graduated from the University of Idaho at the end of the summer 2019 session.


Achievements: University of Idaho Spring 2019 Graduates

The following students graduated from the University of Idaho at the end of the spring 2019 semester.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Spokane Valley native National Guardsman, mom graduates from EWU 18 years after starting college

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 …


Shawn Vestal: Teachers make lasting, important impressions

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.


Dear grads: A letter from one Eagle to another

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, 10:41 p.m.

Dreams fulfilled, journeys begun with CCS adult education graduation

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, 10:06 p.m.

From fire and ash to caps, gowns: Graduation in burned town

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 …


Actress Jenny Slate to address island graduating class of 1

The single graduating student on a tiny Massachusetts island is nonetheless receiving the star treatment.


‘I am proud to be a gay son of God’: Mormon valedictorian comes out in graduation speech

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 …


Spreading Eagles’ wings: Three generations graduate from EWU on Saturday

Three generations within Carol Anderson’s family in Spokane plan to walk in graduation ceremonies Saturday for degrees from Eastern Washington University.


Shawn Vestal: At graduation, Freeman Class of 2018 remembers, and looks to the future

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 …


Teen with cerebral palsy stuns mom by walking at graduation

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.


Florida school honors 4 slain seniors at graduation

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 …


Parkland seniors balance grief, activism as graduation nears

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 …


Students graduate from Texas school where shooting killed 10

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.


Former foster child overcomes pregnancy loss to graduate

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.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

Proud mom orders ‘Summa Cum Laude’ cake online. Publix censors it to ‘Summa —- Laude.’

A Publix grocery store in Charleston, S.C., censored “Summa Cum Laude” on a graduation cake after their computer order system flagged it for inappropriate language.


Graduation is a little bit like life on Mars

Mueller, who was the commencement guest speaker Saturday at the UI’s graduation ceremonies in the Kibbie Dome, is the co-founder of SpaceX and a 1985 graduate from UI with a …


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 7:20 a.m.

Justice, mission and choice: Mercy Corps mission director offers words of advice at Gonzaga commencement

Dwonch, the mission director for Mercy Corps in Palestine, delivered the keynote address for Gonzaga’s 1,070 students at the undergraduate commencement ceremony Sunday morning.


Oregon graduation rate climbs; still below national average

Oregon’s high school graduation rate improved in 2017, largely driven by gains from Latino students.


WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine welcomes inaugural class

More than a dozen Washington State University deans, faculty and guests helped welcome the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s inaugural class at a ceremony Friday, where the 60 doctors-to-be …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, noon

Biology test no longer required for high school diploma

High school students will no longer need to pass a biology test in order to graduate under a measure signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee.


Officers turn out for son of officer slain in 2001

About 100 uniformed officers lined up outside a stadium in Everett to greet the son of a slain police officer as he graduated from high school.


All in the family: A fourth generation of Eastern Eagles graduates

Alyse and Caitlin Carr joined the more than three thousand people who walked across the stage this weekend to accept degrees from Eastern Washington University, but their walk was steeped …


Evergreen faculty speaker: ‘No one should see this graduation as a return to normalcy’

There were plenty of signs that it was a Greener graduation at the Evergreen State College Friday.


After fleeing war and abuse, Sudanese student graduates high school in Spokane and charts a brave course

Five years ago, Achan Akon made a decision. She was going to report her mother to Child Protective Services. It was not something she did lightly.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:06 a.m.

Senate would give high school seniors a break on biology test requirement

Senate votes to remove requirement that high school seniors pass biology assessment test, but its proposal is different than the House bill.


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 9:40 a.m.

Biology test could keep diploma from thousands of Washington high school seniors

Thousands of high school seniors who have failed their biology assessment test may need help from the Legislature to get their diploma.


Evergreen State College moves graduation to Tacoma in wake of threats

Officials say the Evergreen State College in Olympia has moved its venue for graduation in the wake of recent threats directed at the campus.


Graduate not allowed native regalia despite state law

Administrators at a northwestern Montana high school have apologized after a graduate was prevented from wearing a mortarboard decorated with Native American regalia just 42 days after the governor signed …