Estefanía Romero Vicencio expected a strong finish to her first year of high school.
Central Washington University’s aviation program is finding itself on shaky tarmac.
Each summer in Yakima County, school districts work to provide meals to low-income youths to ensure their nutrition and readiness to learn come fall.
Citlalli Cruz believes that if she has a complaint, she should also have a solution. She’s also a self-described people person.
Washington’s schools chief said Thursday that he expects school districts to reopen buildings and return to in-person learning next school year, as long as public health guidelines allow them to do so.
High school graduation celebrations continue this weekend in Yakima County, wrapping up commencements for 2020 — at least until the county moves to Phase 2 of reopening.
For now, education officials said, schools should plan to resume class in-person.
A virtual Bounty of the Valley scholarship dinner for Heritage University Saturday brought in more than $730,000, with additional donations continuing to pour in over the following days.
Eisenhower High School seniors Tony Visaya and Axel Reyes-Morales led Black Lives Matter marchers through downtown Yakima last Monday for seven hours of peaceful protest.
WHITE SWAN, Wash. — As one of White Swan High School's top cross-country runners and a basketball player since fourth grade, Kiana Castilleja knows what it's like to be in the spotlight.
TOPPENISH — Toppenish High School’s graduation Friday had some of the hallmarks of a traditional graduation. There were speeches from graduating seniors and students in caps and gowns.
When Lacey Young was told that Selah High School would not have its traditional graduation ceremony because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it broke her heart.
A full slate of honors classes, positions with the Associated Student Body executive council, honors society and pep club, cheerleading and volunteering as a student mentor means a busy schedule for a high school senior.
Fireworks to commemorate the class of 2020 will be held in West Valley and Selah Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Maegan and Gabe Weiler, twins graduating from West Valley High School this week, have always relied on each other.
West Valley High School has called off its in-person commencement ceremony planned for Friday, moving to a virtual ceremony due to insurance coverage.
Yakima Health District has not approved any local plans for drive-in or in-person high school commencement ceremonies, and the county is not expected to enter Phase 2 of reopening plans in time for the early-June celebrations.
Note: Since this story was published, the Yakima Health District has clarified that no districts in Yakima County will be allowed to have in-person or drive-in commencements. Read the updated story here.
Thirty-four Yakima County students will receive Mollie Davis scholarships this year.
High school commencement plans in the Yakima Valley remain in flux.
ELLENSBURG — Central Washington University will have an accelerated fall quarter, and faculty will have the option of teaching virtually, in person or both.