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  • Academic All-Star: Jacquie Deichman

    Academic All-Star: Jacquie Deichman

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-10-15 22:12:30 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-10-16 21:34:57 GMT
     Hanford's Jacquie Deichman lives for her time with her Falcon team. The Hanford soccer senior group is extra special for Deichman: she's played with a handful of her teammates since the first grade.More >>
     Hanford's Jacquie Deichman lives for her time with her Falcon team. The Hanford soccer senior group is extra special for Deichman: she's played with a handful of her teammates since the first grade.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Mason Jackson

    Academic All-Star: Mason Jackson

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:59:02 GMT
    Every football team need a good front-man. For the Richland Bombers, that guy is defensive end Mason Jackson.More >>
    Every football team need a good front-man. For the Richland Bombers, that guy is defensive end Mason Jackson.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Keondra Simpson

    Academic All-Star: Keondra Simpson

    Thursday, May 29 2014 3:04 AM EDT2014-05-29 07:04:43 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-10-16 21:41:13 GMT
    She's part of the juggernaut that went 13-1 in MCC play. Keondra Simpson dominates her schoolwork as well earning a 3.75 GPA as a senior at Richland, but when she's not on the diamond or studying, she her time and young body to help her neighbors.More >>
    She's part of the juggernaut that went 13-1 in MCC play. Keondra Simpson dominates her schoolwork as well earning a 3.75 GPA as a senior at Richland, but when she's not on the diamond or studying, she her time and young body to help her neighbors.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Kamiakin's Ellie Heiden

    Academic All-Star: Kamiakin's Ellie Heiden

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 12:42 AM EDT2014-05-21 04:42:48 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-10-16 21:49:22 GMT
    Kamiakin's Ellie Heiden has been running her own race through out high school. One of the very best in the state, her academics and athletics have led her to the finish line she's been dreaming of since she was a kid: Provo, Utah, where she'll attend BYU next year.More >>
    Kamiakin's Ellie Heiden has been running her own race through out high school. One of the very best in the state, her academics and athletics have led her to the finish line she's been dreaming of since she was a kid: Provo, Utah, where she'll attend BYU next year.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Mark Driver

    Academic All-Star: Mark Driver

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-05-14 03:58:43 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-10-16 21:53:45 GMT
    Kennewick's Mark Driver knows what it takes to build relationships on the baseball field: he's one of nine children. Meet this week's Academic All Star, who's headed to Gonzaga University next year.More >>
    Kennewick's Mark Driver knows what it takes to build relationships on the baseball field: he's one of nine children. Meet this week's Academic All Star, who's headed to Gonzaga University next year.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Trenton Nett

    Academic All-Star: Trenton Nett

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-05-08 02:25:29 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-10-16 21:43:55 GMT
    Because of academic standards, many athletes feel pressure to succeed in the classroom. But for Southridge's Trenton Nett, that comes from the living room. More >>
    Because of academic standards, many athletes feel pressure to succeed in the classroom. But for Southridge's Trenton Nett, that comes from the living room. More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Brandon Boehnke

    Academic All-Star: Brandon Boehnke

    Thursday, April 3 2014 2:42 AM EDT2014-04-03 06:42:14 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-10-16 21:46:32 GMT
    This week's all star is a self-identified science geek.More >>
    This week's all star is a self-identified science geek. Kamiakin's Brandon Boehnke dreams of going into biochemistry or medicine. "I'm in A.P. Chemistry, got my interest. Don't know what it is, I'm aMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Alvaro Licea

    Academic All-Star: Alvaro Licea

    Thursday, March 27 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-03-27 06:38:44 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-10-16 22:00:54 GMT
    This week's academic all-star is an all M.C.C. selection in soccer, he is also an All State Honorable Mention, and an out-standing student.More >>
    This week's academic all-star is an all M.C.C. selection in soccer, he is also an All State Honorable Mention, and an out-standing student. Those are the things he is.One of the things he's not is a bigMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Ryan Colson

    Academic All-Star: Ryan Colson

    Thursday, March 20 2014 1:11 AM EDT2014-03-20 05:11:31 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-10-16 22:52:13 GMT
    This week's academic all star knows something about hustle.More >>
    This week's academic all star knows something about hustle. Hanford's Ryan Colson is lined up to be senior class valedictorian, and he tries to instill values like hard work and determination into hisMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Whitney Weber

    Academic All-Star: Whitney Weber

    Thursday, March 13 2014 2:20 AM EDT2014-03-13 06:20:03 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-10-16 22:53:01 GMT
    To say that Chiawana senior Whitney Weber is driven to succeed would be an understatement.More >>
    To say that Chiawana senior Whitney Weber is driven to succeed would be an understatement. She's a four-year starter on the Riverhawk softball team; she has made all conference.She's also tenth in herMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Jordan Ziemba

    Academic All-Star: Jordan Ziemba

    Thursday, March 6 2014 1:54 AM EST2014-03-06 06:54:14 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-10-16 22:53:40 GMT
    Teams are taking the softball field this week, and they're relying on their leaders. Southridge's Jordan Ziemba leads the suns on the field, but also mentors freshman in the classroom."I do ignite, whichMore >>
    Teams are taking the softball field this week, and they're relying on their leaders. Southridge's Jordan Ziemba leads the suns on the field, but also mentors freshman in the classroom."I do ignite, whichMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Nathan Streufert

    Academic All-Star: Nathan Streufert

    Thursday, February 27 2014 2:52 AM EST2014-02-27 07:52:48 GMT
    Standing at 6'7'', this week's all-star is a giant on the court and in the classroom.More >>
    Standing at 6'7'', this week's all-star is a giant on the court and in the classroom.  Richland's Nathan Streufert is wrapping up his senior year with a 3.91 GPA. But as the son of coach Earl Streufert,More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Sira Toure

    Academic All-Star: Sira Toure

    Thursday, February 20 2014 2:16 AM EST2014-02-20 07:16:22 GMT
    This week's all star is a Kamiakin Brave who barely ever spends time on campus. Sira Toure.More >>
    This week's all star is a Kamiakin Brave who barely ever spends time on campus. Sira Toure. She's full-time at CBC's running start program getting her AA degree. But that's just pushed her to work harderMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Bernadette Roach

    Academic All-Star: Bernadette Roach

    Thursday, January 23 2014 2:51 AM EST2014-01-23 07:51:27 GMT
    It's hard to find an objection to Chiawana's Bernadette Roach.More >>
    It's hard to find an objection to Chiawana's Bernadette Roach. Between her participation in CBC's running start program and a 3.84 GPA, she's clearly set the bar high.‘I might want to be a mediator, IMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Larry Dewitt

    Academic All-Star: Larry Dewitt

    Friday, December 13 2013 3:14 AM EST2013-12-13 08:14:13 GMT
    Lots of high school athletes merely give lip service to the idea of academics being important. But not Larry Dewitt. For this Kennewick lion, academics are a way of life.More >>
    Kennewick, WA - Lots of high school athletes merely give lip service to the idea of academics being important. But not Larry Dewitt. For this Kennewick lion, academics are a way of life.‘I just scheduleMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Sierra Perez

    Academic All-Star: Sierra Perez

    Thursday, December 5 2013 2:43 AM EST2013-12-05 07:43:03 GMT
    Leaders usually emerge after years in a supporting role, but not Sierra Perez. After two years at Chiawana, she took 4.0 GPA to Pasco High School.More >>
    Leaders usually emerge after years in a supporting role, but not Sierra Perez. After two years at Chiawana, she took her talents and 4.0 GPA to Pasco High School.‘I feel like you have to be a leader inMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Kennedy Corrigan

    Academic All-Star: Kennedy Corrigan

    Thursday, November 28 2013 12:30 AM EST2013-11-28 05:30:32 GMT
    They say point guard is a thinking position in basketball. So it seems to fit that Richland's Kennedy Corrigan is a 4.0 student, and this week's Academic All-Star.More >>
    They say point guard is a thinking position in basketball. So it seems to fit that Richland's Kennedy Corrigan is a 4.0 student, and this week's Academic All-Star."I think academics is huge in athleticsMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Nick Martin

    Academic All-Star: Nick Martin

    Thursday, November 21 2013 3:06 AM EST2013-11-21 08:06:32 GMT
    The Chiawana football team is unstoppable right now. But ask them whom they admire, and he'll be right there on the sidelines. This week's Academic All-Star Nick Martin.More >>
    The Chiawana football team is unstoppable right now. But ask them whom they admire, and he'll be right there on the sidelines. This week's Academic All-Star, team manager, Nick Martin. ‘School is obviouslyMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Makenna Behrens

    Academic All-Star: Makenna Behrens

    Thursday, November 14 2013 10:42 PM EST2013-11-15 03:42:25 GMT
    The Southridge Suns volleyball team is headed to state this weekend.More >>
    The Southridge Suns volleyball team is headed to state this weekend. And that fact is the perfect way to show why this week's Academic All-Star, Makenna Behrens, is so successful in the classroom.‘We actuallyMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Macey Weitz

    Academic All-Star: Macey Weitz

    Thursday, November 7 2013 3:03 AM EST2013-11-07 08:03:26 GMT
    Plenty of our academic all-stars are multi-sport athletes, but throw in being ASB President on top that and you've got a challenge. And you've got Macey Weitz.More >>
    Plenty of our academic all-stars are multi-sport athletes, but throw in being ASB President on top that and you've got a challenge. And you've got Macey Weitz. ‘If you saw my planner, you would thinkMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: River View's Cody Hand

    Academic All-Star: River View's Cody Hand

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:45 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:45:38 GMT
    It's been a standout season for the River View Panthers, and especially for their star wide receiver: three-sport athlete with a 3.8 GPA, Cody Hand.More >>
    It's been a standout season for the River View Panthers, and especially for their star wide receiver: three-sport athlete with a 3.8 GPA, Cody Hand. With all the time he dedicates to sports, turns outMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Hannah Sanders

    Academic All-Star: Hannah Sanders

    Thursday, October 17 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-10-17 15:38:29 GMT
    Most high school athletes play one sport per year in the regular season, but not this week's Academic All-Star; Southridge's Hannah Sanders.More >>
    Most high school athletes play one sport per year in the regular season, but not this week's Academic All-Star; Southridge's Hannah Sanders."High school, I'll play summer ball and club, I'll play winterMore >>
  • Academic All-Star: Delaney Hodgins

    Academic All-Star: Delaney Hodgins

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-10-03 02:04:48 GMT
    Two-sport athletes are a rarity nowadays. Especially when they're playing back-to-back seasons. It's even rarer to see them pull a 4.0 GPA. But academics improve the play of Chiawana's Delaney Hodgins.More >>
    Two-sport athletes are a rarity nowadays. Especially when they're playing back-to-back seasons. It's even rarer to see them pull a 4.0 GPA. But academics improve the play of Chiawana's Delaney Hodgins.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Clayten Ayres of Kennewick High School

    Academic All-Star: Clayten Ayres of Kennewick High School

    Thursday, May 23 2013 12:42 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:42:04 GMT
    Kennewick High School senior Clayten Ayres ranks fourth in his class with a 3.97 GPA. This year he was all-conference in baseball and football.More >>
    Kennewick High School senior Clayten Ayres ranks fourth in his class with a 3.97 GPA. This year he was all-conference in baseball and football.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Andrew Nett of Southridge High School

    Academic All-Star: Andrew Nett of Southridge High School

    Thursday, May 16 2013 1:44 AM EDT2013-05-16 05:44:26 GMT
    Southridge High School senior Andrew Nett ranks at the top of his senior class. Nett plays baseball and football while taking three AP classes.More >>
    Southridge High School senior Andrew Nett ranks at the top of his senior class. Nett plays baseball and football while taking three AP classes.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Paige Goulet of Richland High School

    Academic All-Star: Paige Goulet of Richland High School

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-05-09 03:41:31 GMT
    Richland High School senior Paige Goulet has a 3.9 GPA. She is involved with DECA, NHS and Key club.More >>
    Richland High School senior Paige Goulet has a 3.9 GPA. She is involved with DECA, NHS and Key club.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Susan Routson of Umatilla High School

    Academic All-Star: Susan Routson of Umatilla High School

    Thursday, May 2 2013 1:36 AM EDT2013-05-02 05:36:19 GMT
    Umatilla High School senior Susan Routson sits at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA.More >>
    Umatilla High School senior Susan Routson sits at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Aylin Moreno of Chiawana High School

    Academic All-Star: Aylin Moreno of Chiawana High School

    Thursday, April 25 2013 2:22 AM EDT2013-04-25 06:22:53 GMT
    Chiawana High School senior Aylin Moreno challenges herself taking AP physics and AP statistics. She plans to study mechanical engineering at Washington State University.More >>
    Chiawana High School senior Aylin Moreno challenges herself taking AP physics and AP statistics. She plans to study mechanical engineering at Washington State University.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Myanna Harris of Kennewick High School

    Academic All-Star: Myanna Harris of Kennewick High School

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-04-11 02:56:51 GMT
    Kennewick High School senior Myanna Harris ranks second in her class with a 3.98 GPA. The tennis captain manages her time wisely.More >>
    Kennewick High School senior Myanna Harris ranks second in her class with a 3.98 GPA. The tennis captain manages her time wisely.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Jack Espinoza of Highland High School

    Academic All-Star: Jack Espinoza of Highland High School

    Thursday, March 28 2013 12:44 AM EDT2013-03-28 04:44:17 GMT
    Highland High School senior Jack Espinoza ranks among the top distance runners and academic students in the Yakima Valley.More >>
    Highland High School senior Jack Espinoza ranks among the top distance runners and academic students in the Yakima Valley.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Justin Juarez of East Valley High School

    Academic All-Star: Justin Juarez of East Valley High School

    Thursday, March 14 2013 2:44 AM EDT2013-03-14 06:44:34 GMT
    This week's academic all-star is East Valley (Yak.) High School senior Justin Juarez. The four-year varsity baseball letterman has a 3.67 GPA.More >>
    This week's academic all-star is East Valley (Yak.) High School senior Justin Juarez. The four-year varsity baseball letterman has a 3.67 GPA.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Bailey Schroeder of Kiona-Benton High School

    Academic All-Star: Bailey Schroeder of Kiona-Benton High School

    Wednesday, March 6 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-03-07 03:33:45 GMT
    Kiona-Benton High School senior Bailey Schroeder dominates athletics throughout the school year, all while maintaining a 3.66 GPA.More >>
    Kiona-Benton High School senior Bailey Schroeder dominates athletics throughout the school year, all while maintaining a 3.66 GPA.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Ashley Kump of Kennewick High School

    Academic All-Star: Ashley Kump of Kennewick High School

    Thursday, February 28 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-02-28 05:42:42 GMT
    Kennewick High School senior Ashley Kump has a 3.9 GPA. She already has a leg up on most high school seniors after last year taking a full set of International Baccalaureate classes.More >>
    Kennewick High School senior Ashley Kump has a 3.9 GPA. She already has a leg up on most high school seniors after last year taking a full set of International Baccalaureate classes.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Ashley Sabin of Kittitas High School

    Academic All-Star: Ashley Sabin of Kittitas High School

    Thursday, February 21 2013 1:20 AM EST2013-02-21 06:20:13 GMT
    This week's Academic All-Star is Kittitas High School senior Ashley Sabin. She ranks first in her class with a 3.89 GPA.More >>
    This week's Academic All-Star is Kittitas High School senior Ashley Sabin. She ranks first in her class with a 3.89 GPA.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Courtney Nelson of Kamiakin High School

    Academic All-Star: Courtney Nelson of Kamiakin High School

    Thursday, February 14 2013 2:18 AM EST2013-02-14 07:18:41 GMT
    Kamiakin High School senior Courtney Nelson demonstrates leadership and success with her experience on the lady Braves.More >>
    Kamiakin High School senior Courtney Nelson demonstrates leadership and success with her experience on the lady Braves.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Breanna Lyons of Southridge High School

    Academic All-Star: Breanna Lyons of Southridge High School

    Thursday, February 7 2013 1:04 AM EST2013-02-07 06:04:30 GMT
    This week's Academic All-Star is Southridge High School senior Breanna Lyons. Her GPA is just shy of 4.0.More >>
    This week's Academic All-Star is Southridge High School senior Breanna Lyons. Her GPA is just shy of 4.0.More >>
  • Academic All-Star: Janey Valerio of Kennewick High School

    Academic All-Star: Janey Valerio of Kennewick High School

    Thursday, January 31 2013 2:22 AM EST2013-01-31 07:22:24 GMT
    Kennewick High School senior Janey Valerio demonstrates leadership by example, running the point for the Lions girls' basketball team.More >>
    Kennewick High School senior Janey Valerio demonstrates leadership by example, running the point for the Lions girls' basketball team.More >>
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