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Thursday, May 30, 2013

A supplement of The Ritzville Adams County Journal

Featuring: Washtucna High School Sprague High School Lind-Ritzville High School LaCrosse High School


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Washtucna High School Graduates

Washtucna High School Commencement June 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. Washtucna Gymnasium Processional............................................................................... Welcome.............................................................. Logan Harder Flag Salute..................................................Johnathan Holdren Introduction of Salutatorian.............................. Rodrigo Santos Presentation to Salutatorian Parents.............Mr. Brent Seedall Salutatorian Address...................................... Sawyer Hostetler Introductino of Valedictorian..................................... Wes Kelly Valedictorian Address....................................... Samuel Harder Video Presentation.................................................Senior Class Introduction of Class Speaker............................. Amber Dainty Class Speaker................................................. Michael Dorman Presentation to all Senior Parents.........................Senior Class Scholarships & Awards..................................Mr. Brent Seedall Presentation of Diplomas................................ Mr. Robert Allan Closing ................................................................... Jared Stark Recessional................................................................................

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We are so PROUD of ALL of you! Sullivan Petrol, Inc 445 N. Main St. • Washtucna (509) 646-3460

Harder Springs Ranch Jim & Trish Harder

Best Wishes For the Class of 2013 Ritch Schumann Excavating, Inc. 512 E. Broadway Ritzville • 659-0295


Washtucna High School Graduates

Ritzville Adams County Journal, May 30, 2013– Page 3

S A L U T A T O R I A N

V A L E D I C T O R I A N

Samuel James Harder

Sawyer Bradley Hostetler

Samuel is the son of Patricia and James Harder. While in school, Samuel’s activities included varsity football, basketball, track, ASB vice president, ASB president, FBLA, FFA, National Honor Society, pep band, marching band, all-state wind symphony, allstate marching band and student news correspondent. After graduation, Samuel plans to attend the Davidson’s Honors College through the University of Montana to earn a Bachelor’s degree in history and continue to law school.

Sawyer is the son of Pamela Jo and Bradley Owen Hostetler. Sawyer’s school activities include football, track, FFA, FBLA, ASB leadership and National Honor Society. Upon graduation, Sawyer plans to join the Marines to become a smokejumper.

May the fond memories and valuable lessons of your school days stay with you as you embark on an exciting future full of possibilities.

Washtucna School District

CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES to the hardworking young to the hardworking young men menwomen and women our and of ourof2012 graduating classes. 2013 graduating classes

Robert Allen, Superintendent Board Members: Melinda Owens Sharon Dainty Steve Crouse Wayne Johnstone Blake Neace

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Amber Christine Dainty Amber is the daughter of Sandra Elliott and Brian Dainty. Amber’s school activities include four years of FFA including chapter officer, state degree recipient and state job interview qualifier; and two years of varsity basketball and tennis. Amber plans to attend the University of Idaho to major in agriculture systems management.

Washtucna High School Graduates

Logan Elizabeth Harder Logan is the daughter of Tabitha Jean and Kurtis John Harder. While in school, Logan’s activities included FFA, volleyball, basketball and Supervised Agricultural Experience beef projects. After graduation, Logan plans to attend Washington State University to pursue a degree in animal science.

Wesley Alan Kelley

Rodrigo Santos

Wesley is the son of Theresa Kelley. While in school, Wesley’s activities included one year of football and football video technician. After graduation, Wesley plans to attend Walla Walla Community College to pursue a degree in automotive technology.

Rodrigo is the son of Sharon and Rexford Dainty. While in school, Rodrigo participated in football and track. Upon graduation, Rodrigo plans to attend college and pursue a degree in law.

Johnathan August Holdren Johnathan is the son Elizabeth Anne Holdren. Johnathan participated in football, FFA and band while in school. Upon graduation, Johnathan plans to become an ATV technician.

Jared Stark Jared is the son of Teffanie Stark and Ronld Stark. Jared’s school activities include football and basketball. After graduation, Jared plans to join the Army.


Sprague High School Graduates

Ritzville Adams County Journal, May 30, 2013 – Page 5

Sprague High School Commencement June 1, 2013, at 7 p.m. Sprague Gymnasium Welcome .................................Rachel Barrus & Alanna Wheeler Pledge of Allegiance ..............Rachel Barrus & Alanna Wheeler Salutatorian Address........................................ Zachary Swanger Valedictorian Address............................................ Kelly Melville Class Video Introduction.....................................Alanna Wheeler Introduction of Class Speaker............................... Ethan Melville Class Speaker.......................................................... Mrs. Whipple Future Plans............................... Zachary Swanger & Josh Fritts Parent Recognition....................................... All 2013 Graduates Awards & Scholarships............................................Pat Whipple, Superintendent/Principal Presenting the Diplomas.................. Judith Ringwood, chairman Sprague School Board Closing...................................................................Rachel Barrus

Hats Three Cheers for off to the the Class of 2013! Class of 2013

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As a graduate, all of your dreams are within your reach. Keep striving and you will surely succeed.

Congratulations and best wishes! James & Associates of the Northwest, LLC 110 N. Adams • Ritzville • 659-4434

Congratulations Graduates Class of 2013! Sloan Leavitt Insurance Agency

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V A L E D I C T O R I A N

Sprague High School Graduates

S A L U T A T O R I A N

Kelly Marie Melville Kelly is the daughter of Elizabeth and Burke Melville. While in school, Kelly’s activities included tennis, volleyball, Associated Student Body president, band, choir, honor band, honor choir, FFA, class treasurer, STEM class, volunteer activities and National Honor Society. Upon graduation, Kelly plans to attend the College of Idaho to study chemistry and become a neurologist.

Joshua Kyle Fritts Joshua is the son of Amber and Eric Fritts. Joshua’s school activities include FFA, class representative, science Olympiad, tennis, annual staff and honor choir. After graduation, Joshua plans to attend Big Bend Community College.

Zachary Steven Swanger Zachary is the son of Lorrie M. and Steven L. Swanger. Zachary’s school activities include four years of tennis, football & band; three years of honor band, National Honor Society & tennis team captain; and one year as ASB vice president, ASB public relations, FFA vice president, FFA reporter, FFA sentinel, senior class vice president, HOBY ambassador and annual staff. Zachary plans to attend Eastern Washington University or Eastern Oregon University to pursue a degree in secondary history education, then continue to earn a master’s degree in administration.

Ethan Christian Melville Ethan is the son of Star and Amund Melville. While in school, Ethan’s activities included football, wrestling, tennis, FFA chapter president and ASB officer. Ethan plans to spend his summer firefighting before attending Eastern Washington University or Eastern Oregon University in the fall.

Rachel Carissa Barrus Rachel is the daughter of Michelle Kay and Bryan Dennis Barrus. While in school, Rachel’s activities included ASB secretary, FFA secretary, class secretary, layout editor for yearbook, volleyball, tennis, cheerleader, teacher’s assistant, student tutor and science Olympiad. Upon graduation, Rachel plans to attend Northwest Christian University to pursue a degree in accounting.

Alanna Michelle Wheeler Alanna is the daughter of Kimberley and Kim Wheeler. Alanna’s school activities include ASB treasurer, science Olympiad, FFA, honor choir, honor band, tennis, volleyball and class president. After graduation, Alanna plans to attend the University of Idaho to pursue a career in psychology.


Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

Ritzville Adams County Journal, May 30, 2013 – Page 7

Lind-Ritzville High School Commencement June 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. Gilson Gymnasium Processional .............................Lind-Ritzville High School Band Directed by Jennifer York “Pomp and Circumstance” ............ Composed by Edward Elgar Arranged by Clare Grundman National Anthem.......................Lind-Ritzville High School Band Directed by Jennifer York Opening........................................................... Johnathon Carson Valedictorian Address.......Brittany Dew-Blaske & Amalia Perez Salutatorian Address............. Ashley Ambers, Satchel Henneman and Diana Longoria Awards and Scholarships............Lindsey Ross, school counselor Welcome Address................................. Cheryl Henjum, Principal Awarding of Diplomas........................ Cheryl Henjum, Principal Certification of Class of 2013........Rob Roettger, Superintendent Closing................................................................. Gabriela Oliva Recessional...................................................................................

Senior Class led by Brittany Dew-Blaske & Amalia Perez

Congratulations! Congratuations! Class of Class of 2013 2012

Good Luck in the Future

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Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

V A L E D I C T O R I A N

V A L E D I C T O R I A N

Amalia Lissete Perez

Brittany Michelle Dew-Blaske

Amalia is the daughter of Maria Chavez and Raul Pérez. While in school, Amalia’s activities included honor band, National Honor Society, cheerleading, pep-club and Red R Club. Upon graduation, Amalia plans to attend college in Seattle to pursue a career as a child psychologist.

S A L U T A T O R I A N

Ashley May Ambers Ashley is the daughter of Betty Joanne and Steven Gene Ulrich. While in school, Ashley’s activities included FFA, FFA vice president, FBLA, FBLA treasurer, pep-club, National Honor Society treasurer and WE Lind-Ritzville Club. Upon graduation, Ashley plans to attend Eastern Washington University to participate in the honors program.

Brittany is the daughter of Marianne Victoria Dew. Brittany’s school activities include National Honor Society, drama, volleyball, softball, WE Lind-Ritzville Club, youth group, church, Kennel Club, ASB and knowledge bowl. Brittany plans to attend Whitworth University or the University of Washington.

S A L U T A T O R I A N

Satchel Taylor Henneman Satchel is the son of Karen Lynn Norton and Simon Shep Henneman. While in school, Satchel’s activities included pep band, FBLA and National Honor Society. Satchel plans to attend a university to obtain a doctorate in performance and pursue a career as a professor of music.

S A L U T A T O R I A N

Diana Perla (Villanueva) Longoria Diana is the daughter of Rosalba and Felix Longoria. Diana’s school activities include National Honor Society, knowledge bowl, Kennel Club, drama, science bi-county; drama secretary, drama treasurer, National Honor Society secretary, class secretary, class treasurer, Washington State Math Regional’s and WE Lind-Ritzville Club. After graduation, Diana plans to enroll in the college of her choice.


Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

Ritzville Adams County Journal, May 30, 2013 – Page 9

Jacob Macoy Anderson

Lindy Mee-Ree Brown

Jacob is the son of Heidi Marie Harting and Joel Nels Anderson. Jacob’s school activities include FFA, basketball, football, golf and track. Jacob plans to attend Walla Walla Community College for two years and transfer to a four-year university, or go into the welding program.

Lindy is the daughter of Rena Rae and Dale Andrew Brown. While in school, Lindy’s activities included band, honor band, pep band, tennis, volleyball, track, softball, Red R Club, pep-club, volleyball manager, Camp Wooten lifeguard and ASB. Lindy plans to attend Columbia Basin Community College or Spokane Falls Community College to pursue a career as an event planner.

Dustin Lee Burcham Dustin is the son of Shirley Ann Cate and Marion Francis Burcham. While in school, Dustin worked part-time for the Columbia Basin Umpire Association and the Inland Empire Football Officials Association. Upon graduation, Dustin plans to become a truck driver and plans to open his own business in the trucking industry.

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Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

Emily Elaine Buriak

Haley Marie Campbell

Johnathon Curtis Carson

Emily is the daughter of Kiera Marie Buriak and Benjamin Harris Buriak. Emily’s school activities include tennis, pep-club and Running Start. After graduation, Emily plans to attend Eastern Washington University to pursue a degree in psychology.

Haley is the daughter of Josie Marie Campbell and Kevin Lee Arlt, and Brian Christopher Campbell. Haley’s school activities include volleyball, basketball, track, FFA, FBLA, National Honor Society, WE Lind-Ritzville Club, choir, pep-club and Red R Club. Haley plans to attend Eastern Washington University to pursue a degree in education or psychology.

Johnathon is the son of Kathy Matney-Harris and Stacey Carson. While in school, Johnathon participated in FFA and FBLA. Johnathon plans to attend Spokane Community College to pursue a degree as a heavy equipment diesel mechanic.

Congrats Class of 2013

Good Luck to all the Grads from 2013

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Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

Ritzville Adams County Journal, May 30, 2013 – Page 11

Catherine Rose Coon

Scott R. Diefenbach

Reyna Amparo Ellis

Catherine is the daughter of Colleen Joyce and Fredrick Peter Coon. While in school, Catherine participated in FFA. Catherine plans to maintain a job at Starbucks while attending Spokane Falls Community College to pursue a degree in business management.

Scott is the son of Julie and Scott Diefenbach, Sr. Scott’s school activities include FFA, Kennel Club, Bronco Booster, pie sales, pizza sales, sports, youth group and church. Upon graduation, Scott plans to attend Washington State University to pursue a degree in business administration.

Reyna is the daughter of Adrianne C. Ellis and Doug W. Morris. While in school, Reyna’s activities included art, band, drama, choir, junior class president, track, softball, wrestling and volleyball. After graduation, Reyna plans to attend a university to pursue a degree as a registered nurse.

Christina Marie Field

Matthew Dylan Fryberger

Cory James Goble

Christina is the daughter of Connie and Jeff Field. Christina’s school activities include volleyball, softball, basketball manager and National Honor Society. Christina plans to attend Spokane Community College or Big Bend Community College.

Matthew is the son of Rita and Tyler Fryberger. While in school, Matthew participated in football and track. Upon graduation, Matthew plans to attend the University of Mary in North Dakota and run track.

Cory is the son of Bridget Ann and Mike James Wold. Cory’s school activities include football, wrestling and drama. After graduation, Cory plans to join the Army to pursue a career as a military police officer.


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Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

Tyler Jeffrey Greenwalt

Chelsey Elaine Heidenreich

Heather Ann Hennings

Tyler is the son of Barbara Jean and Jeffrey David Greenwalt. While in school, Tyler participated in four years of football, baseball, FFA, Red R Club and pep-club; three years of basketball; and one year of FBLA. Tyler plans to attend the University of Idaho to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering before entering the Army.

Chelsey is the daughter of Martha and Randy Heidenreich. Chelsey’s school activities include basketball, tennis and FFA. Chelsey received a degree in audio engineering from the Recording Connection in Portland, Ore. Upon graduation, Chelsey plans to continue working as a producer at Hit Street Records while continuing her musical performing career.

Heather is the daughter of Ann and Ron Hennings. Heather’s school activities include basketball, golf, 4-H, FFA, Multiple Sclerosis Walk volunteer, and St. John Lutheran bible school volunteer. Upon graduation, Heather plans to attend Spokane Falls Community College to pursue a degree in early childhood education and become a preschool assistant.

Juan Jose Hernandez

Lee Roy Hubbard

Mariah Anne Kiel

Juan is the son of Maria and Alfonso Hernandez Jr. While in school, Juan’s activities included three years of wrestling and baseball; ASB vice president, National Honor Society, Kennel Club and football tailgater. Juan plans to attend Washington State University to study accounting and pursue a degree as a certified public accountant.

Lee Roy is the son of Kathy and Timothy James Hubbard. While in school, Lee Roy worked full time at Subway. Upon graduation, Lee Roy plans to attend college to pursue a career as a game designer.

Mariah is the daughter of Melinda and Jason Christopher Kiel. Mariah’s school activities include four years of basketball and FFA; two years of FBLA and class president; one year of golf, ASB president; ASB vice president; Red R Club; pepclub; National Honor Society, leadership class and choir. After graduation, Mariah plans to work for a year before going on a two-year church mission. Then she plans to attend Brigham Young University in Idaho to pursue a degree in physical therapy


Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

Ritzville Adams County Journal, May 30, 2013 – Page 13

Dustin Joseph Kommes

Kristine Elizabeth Lamping

Joseph Z. Malby

Dustin is the son of Susan Lynn and David James Kommes. While in school, Dustin participated in four years of football and track; three years of honor band; two years FBLA officer; Red R Club, pep-club, leadership, pep band, basketball, ASB and culinary arts. Dustin plans to attend Spokane Community College and be accepted into the honors program.

Kristine is the daughter of Erin Danielle Bartz and John Wayne Lamping. Kristine participated in basketball, golf and pep band while in school. Upon graduation, Kristine plans to attend Columbia Basin Community College to earn a degree in criminal justice and pursue a career as a game warden.

Joseph is the son of Dory Tergerson and Rick Malby. While in school, Joseph’s activities included pep band, pep-club, Just Don’t Do It and WE Lind-Ritzville Club. Upon graduation, Joseph plans to move to Ferndale and work in construction for Minergy Inc.

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Ricardo Guizar Mendez Ricardo is the son of Consuelo M. Guizar and Luis Guizar Lopez. Ricardo participated in track and football while in school. After graduation, Ricardo plans to attend Big Bend Community College to pursue a degree in physical education.

Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

Larissa Danielle Miller Larissa is the daughter of Jo Ann and Ron Miller. While in school, Larissa’s activities included pep band, honor band, FBLA, WE Lind-Ritzville Club, drama, Kennel Club, community service work and business leadership. Larissa plans to enroll in college and pursue a degree in orthodontics.

Aristeo Lino Mireles Aristeo is the son of Rosa and Santos Lino. While in school, Aristeo participated in basketball. After graduation, Aristeo plans attend college and pursue a career of his choice.

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SSuccess UCCESS to TO the THE 2011 CLASSofOF2013 Class

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“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Class of 2012 2013

— Henry Ford

Your Future is BRIGHT!

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Good Luck Class of 2013

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Congrats Class of 2013 Connell Oil, Inc. 1302 W. First Ave. • Ritzville 659-1532

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Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

Ritzville Adams County Journal, May 30, 2013 – Page 15

Haley Mae Neisinger

Keanu L. Niezwaag

Haley Elizabeth Oestreich

Haley is the daughter of Sandra Renee Norling-Neisinger and Michael Ross Neisinger. Haley’s school activities include basketball, pep band, softball and leadership. Upon graduation, Haley plans to join the Marine Corps to pursue a career in aviation electronics.

Keanu is the son of Julie Niezwaag and Dave Niezwaag. Keanu’s school activities include wrestling, football and drama. Keanu plans to continue a job at Starbucks while attending Spokane Community College to pursue a career in fire science.

Haley is the daughter of Michele and Todd Oestreich. While in school, Haley participated in FFA, FBLA, National Honor Society, basketball, volleyball, class officer, 4-H, Wheat Land Communities’ Fair, community service acts and 2012 Ritzville Rodeo Queen. After graduation, Haley plans to attend Eastern Washington University to pursue a degree in pediatric nursing.

Gabriela Lizet Oliva

Brooke Marie Pichette

Eduardo Arturo Reyes

Gabriela is the daughter of Maria G. Oliva-Montejano and Gabriel Oliva Razo. Gabriela’s school activities include two years of knowledge bowl, science bi-county, drama, math team, Kennel Club, National Honor Society, annual staff, choir, ASB president, leadership, FBLA, WE Lind-Ritzville Club and class vice president. Gabriela plans to attend college after graduation.

Brooke is the daughter of Jodie Marie and Aaron Don Esser, and David Shawn Pichette. While in school, Brooke participated in four years of basketball; three years of softball; one year of tennis, volleyball, FFA, Red R Club, pep-club, National Honor Soicety, WE Lind-Ritzville Club and choir. Upon graduation, Brooke plans to attend Eastern Washington University to pursue a degree in nursing.

Eduardo is the son of Adriana and Ramon Reyes. Eduardo’s school activities include Kennel Club, entrepreneur club and yearbook staff. Eduardo plans to earn his bachelor’s degree in foreign language at a college of his choice.


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Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

Kyle Darcy Ritz

Casey Emlynn Sackmann

Ariana Renee Salazar

Kyle is the son of Laurinda Denise Ritz. While in school, Kyle’s activities included FBLA, wrestling, drama, band and Kennel Club. After graduation, Kyle plans to attend Big Bend Community College for two years then transfer to Eastern Washington University to pursue a career as a teacher.

Casey is the son of Rebecca and Lynn Sackmann. Casey’s school activities include National Honor Society, band, Knowledge Bowl, robotics team, Kennel Club, bi-county science competition, annual staff, student newspaper reporter and teacher’s assistant. Upon graduation, Casey plans to attend Big Bend Community College for two years then transfer to Central Washington University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in history education.

Ariana is the daughter of Veronica Salazar and Tina Arnett. While in school, Ariana participated in track and field and cheerleading. After graduation, Ariana plans to attend Columbia Basin Community College or Spokane Falls Community College before transferring to the University of Montana to study business administration. Ariana also plans to attend the Dance Academy.

Look Ahead to the Future

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Spectrum Crop Development Corporation Curtis & Erika Hennings 57 N. Marcellus Road Ritzville • 659-1757

CONGRATS Class of 2013 Ritzville

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Ritzville High School Graduates

Jordan Cecelia Schultz Jordan is the daughter of Brenda Lee Hilzer and Greggory Robert Schultz. While in school, Jordan’s activities include FBLA, FFA, ASB, pep band, volleyball manager, softball, wrestling manager, National Honor Society, Wheat Land Communities’ Fair Queen, Distinguished Young Woman participant and National Youth Leadership Forum on medicine. Jordan plans to study pre-veterinarian services at Washington State University.

Ritzville Adams County Journal, May 30, 2013 – Page 17

Madelynn Chanel Simons Madelynn is the daughter of Grace Lillian Powers and Roy Vance Simons. Madelynn’s school activities include four years of National Honor Society; track, drama and senior class president. Upon graduation, Madelynn plans to attend the college of her choice to pursue a degree in nursing or general assistant.

Brandon Smith Brandon is the son of Kim Cornell and Richard Smith. Brandon’s school activities include basketball, Kennel Club and the agronomy team. After graduation, Brandon plans to attend Spokane Community College.

Lind-Ritzville Cooperative Schools Lind School Board Ritzville School Board Rena Wahl, Chair Marci Miller, Chair Superintendent Bev Kulm Chris Cook Rob Roettger Annie Trunkle-Smart Layne Iltz Jennifer Anderson Scott Carruth Jani Melcher Greg Galbreath


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Seth Snelling No information provided at press time.

Taylor R. White Taylor is the daughter of Stephanie Ray and Brandn Earl White. Taylor’s school activities include softball, volleyball, FFA, Distinguished Young Woman finalist and Running Start. Taylor plans to attend Montana State University to pursue a master’s degree in architecture.

Lind-Ritzville High School Graduates

Colby Jay Starring Colby is the son of Sherri Sackmann and Kevin Starring. While in school, Colby’s activities included basketball, FBLA, FBLA vice president, golf, FFA and Red R Club. Colby plans to attend Eastern Washington University to pursue a degree in teaching.

Amanda Jean Yockey Amanda is the daughter of Kelly and Larry Yockey. Amanda’s school activities include FFA, volleyball, golf, tennis, basketball, Red R Club, pep-club and WE Lind-Ritzville Club. Upon graduation, Amanda plans to attend the University of Idaho to pursue a degree in agribusiness.


LaCrosse High School Graduates

Ritzville Adams County Journal, May 30, 2013– Page 19

LaCrosse High School Commencement June 8, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Plowman Gymnasium Processional................................................................................ “Pomp and Circumstance” Welcome.................................................................................... Alec Fleming & Jed Zimmer Introduction of Special Music...............................................................Julio Dominguez and ...................................................................................................................... Austin Summers Special Music......................................................................................................Tim Stamper Introduction of Salutatorian.................................................... Chelsie Kneale & Shayla Sisk Salutatorian Address............................................................................ Matthew Evan Stubbs Presentation to Parents..........................................................Joey Emerson & Lane Hannas Video/Music Presentation...................................................................................Senior Class Introduction of Valedictorian......................................................................... Wyatt Hinderer Valedictorian Address....................................................................................... Lane Hannas Presentation to Community ................................................. Chelsie Kneale & Justin Wargo Introduction of the Principal.............................................. Anna Roberts & Matthew Stubbs Presentation of Awards & Senior Class.......................................Doug Curtis, Don Cox and ............................................................................................................................... Codi Titus Acceptance of Class............................................................................................ Gary Wargo Presentation of Diplomas............................................................................... Michael Stubbs Closing.............................................................................................................. Lane Hannas Recessional.............................................................................................................................

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As a graduate, all of your dreams are within your reach. Keep striving and you will surely succeed.

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Congrats theall ofGrads As ato graduate, your dreams are of within2013 your reach. Keep striving and you will surely succeed. You did it!

Three Cheers for the Graduating As a graduate, all of your dreams are within your reach. Class of 2013! Keep striving and you will surely succeed.

Congratulations and best wishes! Congratulations and best wishes!

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V A L E D I C T O R I A N

LaCrosse High School Graduates

S A L U T A T O R I A N

David Lane Hannas Lane is the son of Sharon and Dave Hannas. While in school, Lane’s activities included football, rodeo and FFA. Upon graduation, Lane plans to attend Washington State University to pursue a career in agriculture.

Matthew Evan Stubbs Matthew is the son of Tami and Michael Stubbs. Matthew’s school activities include football, basketball, baseball, FFA, ASB officer and National Honor Society. Matthew plans to attend Colorado State University through the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

Joseph Alan Emerson Joseph is the son of William Alan Emerson. While in school, Joseph participated in FFA. After graduation, Joseph plans to attend Spokane Community College to pursue a degree in diesel mechanics.

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LaCrosse High School Graduates

Alec Michael Fleming Alec is the son on Monita Fleming and Tod Fleming, and the grandson of JoAnne Fleming. Alec’s school activities include varsity football and basketball. Upon graduation, Alec plans to become a commercial pilot.

Julio Dominguez Perez Julio is the son of Carolyn and Allen Martin. While in school, Julio’s activities included football, basketball and track. Upon graduation, Julio plans to attend Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela, to pursue a degree in industrial engineering.

Ritzville Adams County Journal, May 30, 2013– Page 21

Wyatt Eugene Hinderer

Chelsie Lynn Kneale

Wyatt is the son of Rene and Rob Hinderer. While in school, Wyatt participated in FFA. Wyatt plans to attend the automotive program at Spokane Community College.

Chelsie is the daughter Teri and Butch Kneale. Chelsie’s school activities include four years of basketball and tennis; and one year of volleyball and cheerleading. After graduation, Chelsie plans to attend Eastern Washington University to pursue a degree in elementary education.

Anna DeEtte Roberts

Shayla Kay Sisk

Anna is the daughter of Tammy and Chris Roberts. While in school, Anna’s activities included volleyball, cheerleading, tennis and FFA. Upon graduation, Anna plans to become a novelist.

Shayla is the daughter of Tracie and Brian Sisk, and Tammi and Dan Chase. Shayla participated in volleyball and cheerleading while in school. After graduation, Shayla plans to attend two years at the Clarkston campus at Walla Walla Community College and transfer to a university to pursue a degree in forensic science.


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Austin Ray Summers Austin is the son of Dawn and Ryan Morris, and Ray Summers. While in school, Austin’s activities included football, basketball and FFA. Upon graduation, Austin plans to become a Navy Seal.

LaCrosse High School Graduates

Justin Michael Wargo

Jed Michael Zimmer

Justin is the son of Lynn and Gary Wargo. Justin’s school activities include four years of FFA, basketball and tennis; ASB treasurer, vice president and president; National Honor Society treasurer and vice president; and two years of cross-country, football, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) and AmeriCorps. Justin plans to attend Columbia Basin Community College or Spokane Falls Community College for two years and transfer to a university to pursue master’s degree in business and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.

Jed is the son of Lorie and Mike Zimmer. While in school, Jed participated in varsity basketball and FFA. Upon graduation, Jed plans to obtain his associates degree at community college and transfer to a university to pursue his Bachelor’s degree.

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CONGRATULATIONS & GOOD LUCK GRADS!

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Congratulations 2013 High School Graduates

The Future is Bright for the Class of 2013 Congratulations Colby Starring! Valerie Eckley, MD Charles M. Sackmann, MD Ritzville Clinic 210 West Main Avenue Phone: (509) 659-4800 Fax: (509) 659-4801

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Congratulations to all the area graduates! We are proud of all of you!

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