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U-Hi twin sisters win charity-giving competition

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has named twin sisters Hannah and Megan Carver from University High School its first Eastern Washington Students of the Year award.


University High student wins 5th Avenue Theatre award for outstanding leading actor

University High School’s production of the musical “Big Fish” this spring caught the eye of the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, which nominated the Spokane Valley school for more than …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:42 p.m.

University High School senior Alena Saldivar is a motivator and organizer

Whatever it is, University High School senior Alena Saldivar gets it done.


University High School science teacher nets $5,000 grant for classroom innovation

University High School science teacher Kristen Creese has been awarded a CenturyLink Teacher and Technology grant worth $5,000 for her efforts to improve authentic learning in her classroom.


U-Hi senior Dayton Larson earns bronze medal at Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi

The moment was captured on video and Dayton Larson watches it every day. The University HIgh senior scored a goal in the third-place match to help the Team USA soccer …


University High School announces winter quarter honor roll for 2018-19 school year

University High School of Central Valley School District has announced its winter quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


U-High volleyball takes their ‘Aha!’ momentum to state tournament

There comes a moment where a team suddenly realizes that it just might be better than they originally thought. An “Aha!” moment.


Steve Christilaw: Cheerleaders necessary in all aspects of life

They may be maligned in some circles and treated as cliches in others, they may face unimaginable horrors in Halloween movies at a rate far greater than most and they …


University High leadership squad aims to improve students’ days with themed greetings

The new leadership teacher at University High challenged her students “to build a program based on kindness and inclusion and empathy.” That small challenge, that acorn of an idea, has …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

A Spokane teen’s love for theater has him headed toward a bigger stage

At age 17, Brady Magruder has been a university professor, a high school basketball star, a con man and the president of Argentina. Magruder, an incoming senior at University High …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Former school board member accused of hitting bicyclist while driving drunk pleads guilty to lesser charge

A former Spokane school board member accused of vehicular assault after hitting a bicyclist while driving drunk last year recently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of failure to remain …


University High School announces its second-semester honor roll for 2017-18 school year

University High School has announced its second-semester honor roll for the 2017-18 school year.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 12:30 a.m.

University High School posts its first semester honor roll for 2017-18

University High School, in the Central Valley School District, has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2017-18 school year. The students are listed alphabetically by grade level and …


Former standout at U-Hi, EWU Adrienne Wilson still going strong at 39

“Little things,” like a blown out knee and torn Achilles tendon, couldn’t keep a good Adrienne Wilson down. At age 39, the former University High athletic star remains immersed in …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Spokane woman trains dogs in fight against poaching in Africa

Wagemann, an American Society of Canine Trainers instructor and University High School graduate, is coaching six Tanzanian handlers in charge of the dogs in the fight against the country’s poaching …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

U High students arrange Valley council candidate debate

Students arrange Valley council candidates debate Wednesday evening at West Valley High School.


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Valley Christian buys former U-High building

Valley Christian School has purchased the old University High School building in Spokane Valley.


University High School posts its 2017 second semester honor roll

University High School has announced its second semester honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year


Balancing school, work earns full ride for University High grad

U-Hi’s Cassandra Staker is bound for Whitworth, and thanks to good grades and hard work, her tuition is covered.


University High fastpitch softball player Apodaca relishes facing unfamiliar pitchers in playoffs

A crafty lefthander from back in the days before the designated hitter once quipped that ““Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa.” The University girls fastpitch …


University High’s new track coach Ernie Aguilar – a product of coaching legacy

It took a while to convince Ernie Aguilar that he wanted to be the head boys track coach at University High.


University High School 2016-17 first semester honor roll

University High School has announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year.


University High gymnasts made it to postseason on hard work and are fine-tuning in bid for state tourney

For the next week, they will contemplate their toes in the University High School gymnastics practice room. The team has worked hard to achieve its goal of qualifying for the …


Former Titan a standout with Toreros

Now Bailey is a senior at the University of San Diego. The 6-foot-6 forward for the Toreros is having the kind of season many predicted for him way back when.


U-Hi volleyball team feels curse of senior graduation

A first-team All Greater Spokane League selection as a sophomore, junior Rachael Schlect is a key member of the Titans’ new leadership.


U-Hi math teacher tops in state

University High School math teacher Scott Cooley receives presidential award.


U-Hi students get a closeup look at consequences of distracted driving

AT&T on Tuesday brought its distracted driving simulator to University High School to show how dangerous it can be to use smart phone behind the wheel.


Sheriff’s helicopter catches teens on roof of University High School

Deputies used a helicopter and night-vision technology to catch two 17-year-old boys who were up to no good on the roof of Spokane Valley’s University High School.


Fire damages University High School bleachers

Three port-a-potties at the University High School baseball field were destroyed in a suspicious fire shortly after 9:30 p.m. Thursday.


U-Hi’s Carbon graduating cancer-free after experimental treatment

In the midst of four cancer relapses during his high school career, Mitch Carbon came face-to-face with the fact that doctors had done all they could do for him. His …