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North Central’s Myah Rodriguez pursuing her own history after beating cancer

North Central High School student Myah Rodriguez overcame childhood cancer to become a leader with a bright future.


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 …


Gonzaga Prep’s Ilina Logani searches for answers and finds solutions, sans Google

For Ilina Logani, there’s a big difference between knowledge and education, and you can’t find either using a search engine.


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Youth Spotlight: Justin Cai plays it forward

After winning the top music prize at the Spokane Scholars banquet last month, Justin Cai did something even more remarkable: He donated half of his $4,000 prize to a nonprofit …


Social change drives Spokane teen to activism

Community service and teen activism are not just high school requirements for some teens. For those like 16-year-old Madelyn Dickens, community involvement is clearly based on her passion for social …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Youth Spotlight: Ferris student set to pursue medical career

Morgan McGovern is on a fast track at Ferris High School to pursue a college degree and career plans in medicine.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Mead High’s Miranda Reed is a go-getter balancing school, volunteerism and Girl Scout cookie sales

A Mead High School junior has somehow learned to balance the demands of a 4.0 student, myriad school activities and community involvement to become the queen of the Girl Scout …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Youth Spotlight: Shadle Park’s Cindy Mendoza driven to succeed

When Shadle Park High School senior Cindy Mendoza is faced with a challenge, she doesn’t view it as a setback, but instead, an opportunity.


Iraqi refugee, North Central student, thrives in Spokane despite close call with President Trump’s travel ban

Farrah Faeq was just coming into her own in Spokane when President Donald Trump announced his first travel ban in early 2017.