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June 10, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Graduates: Tell us what’s on your mind and win $50 to Ray’s Café

Graduation season is here again, and young people throughout our region are celebrating major milestones and transitioning to new and exciting experiences. But amid all the Pomp and Circumstance, graduation can stir up a wide range of emotions. Are you graduating from high school or college this spring? If so, what’s the one word that would sum…

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April 2, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Senior projects: Worthwhile or a waste of time?

Michael Osbun / Op Art

Michael Osbun / Op Art

Gov. Jay Inslee is set to sign a bill next week that would change a state law requiring high-school students to complete senior projects prior to graduation.

The measure originated after lobbying from Yakima-area state Rep. David Taylor and his 17-year-old stepdaughter Tiffany Stewart, who decided to do her senior project on the topic of ending senior projects.

The change was passed as an amendment inside another bill. It would make senior projects an optional graduation requirement for school districts.

Stewart argued senior projects take up a lot of class time and that some students do the bare minimum, baking cupcakes or making quilts to meet the requirement.

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