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Upper Columbia seniors Hannah and Elena Petrie prepare for next adventure

Hannah and Elena Petrie, twins at Upper Columbia Academy, appreciate all their international experiences and enjoy sharing them with their classmates.


Long journey to graduation for Upper Columbia senior Nathan Collins

When he was born somewhere in China – he doesn’t know where – the newborn with a serious vision issue and a cleft palate spent the first five years of …


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A duty to remember: Upper Columbia Academy honors students who served in military during Vietnam War era

The Upper Columbia Academy dedicated a monument honoring former students who served in the military during the Vietnam War era.


Upper Columbia senior embraced boarding school, relies on faith

KateLyn Ruud embraced academics and activities at Upper Columbia Academy.


‘Miracle’ of foster parents gave Upper Columbia Academy grad a new life

When Polly Officer was born, she was placed in temporary foster care to give her birth mother a chance to deal with drug and alcohol issues. But on a scheduled …


Two students arrested for threatening to kill school staff

Two students at the Upper Columbia Academy were arrested for posting online threats to kill staff at the school, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.


Upper Columbia graduate is ‘stoked’ for success despite setbacks

Niqolas Ruud, a senior at Upper Columbia Academy, gets stoked. He’s stoked about his Spangle boarding school, with its close-knit community. He’s stoked about his Christian faith – just trust …


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Upper Columbia Academy graduate Alex Bauer has positive outlook

If there was ever a role model for the notion of paying it forward, Upper Columbia Academy senior Alex Bauer would be the guy. “I do my best to be …


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Upper Columbia student eyes World Vision in her future

Cheyanne Welch has known what she wanted to do since she was pretty young – and that was to live a life in service to others. There was some thought …


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Upper Columbia Academy: Small school offers big opportunities

The people around her wonder how Upper Columbia Academy senior Lindsay Nelson fits it all in – the Advanced Placement classes, the flute ensemble, the piano playing, performing in two …


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Mission trips inspire student to become physician

Michael Wilkinson recently went on a mission trip to Africa. He stayed in a tent, traveled to villages, helped build a school out of bricks, and shared how Jesus Christ …


Upper Columbia Adademy’s Chad Aufderhar has his game on

Eighteen-year-old Chad Aufderhar will be graduating from Upper Columbia Academy this weekend. Chosen as a graduate of note by the school’s administration, Aufderhar was baffled by the honor. “I’m not …


Reaching higher

Michael Woodruff prays in the morning before he starts each day and prays each night before he hits the hay. “I wouldn’t be anywhere without my relationship with God,” Woodruff …


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