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The Cascade School board went through a light agenda at its April 8 meeting. In one of the few action items of the evening, the board approved the Washington State Interagency Wildfire Academy trip, scheduled for May 14-20. Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker explained the trip is scheduled for every...

(Photo by Kalie Drago) James Donaldson, former NBA player, faced the eager crowd of students to address a somber topic.
    James Donaldson, a name that resonates with basketball fanatics, spoke to Cascade School District students Tuesday, March 25. Donaldson played 14 seasons in the NBA along with playing for Washington State University.     He didn't come to give tips on how to master lay-ups or discuss the...
    The Monday, March 25 school board revealed the future Cascade School District superintendent and explored the dynamics behind the tiniest tots of the district - the preschool department.     After Procedure 3211 (the procedure regarding transgender students) was passed, with a 4-1 vote, the...
    A divisive topic pushed the community on two sides of the fence and left the school board shouldering a controversial decision at the March 25 school board meeting. Procedure 3211 - regarding transgender students, restroom and locker room accessibility - was approved last night with a 4 to 1...

Photo contributed by Kristen Joy Wilks - A natural in front the camera, pictured is Princess Leia posing for a photo.
    Tools for improving school work vary from neon highlighters, a stack of index cards, that lucky pen for particularly hard tests - and for Cascade School District students, can even come in the form of a furry, four legged girl named Princess Leia. Princess Leia roams among Cascade school...
Tuesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 20th are the finalist candidate interviews for Cascade School District superintendent position. One of the candidates, Dr. Wade Barringer, has decided to withdraw his application for the position of Cascade school district superintendent.  Wade notified the...
    In a rare, standing room only school board meeting, there was the first reading of a divisive procedure regarding transgender students (the draw to the meeting for most of the crowd). On March 11, the school board, the superintendent, a high number of community members and even a four legged,...

Will Cassayre (right), dressed as Olympian Steve Prefontaine and standing next to his valet Gianna Pistoresi, was crowned Mr. Kodiak for 2019 during the annual fundraiser on March 4 at Cacscade High School. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
Will Cassayre joined an elite list of Cascade High School seniors after he was crowned Mr. Kodiak 2019 during the 10th annual event at Cascade High School on March 4. Cassayre was one of seven seniors who competed for the prestigious crown, along with Kurt Fraker, D’Andre Vasquez, David Nelson,...

Back: David Nelson, Conrad Hasse, Andrew Magnaghi, Duncan Allen Front: William Cassayre, D’Andre Vasquez, Kurt Fraker
MR KODIAK Competition begins at 5 p.m.  March 4 in the Cascade High School Commons with a Silent Auction at 6:30. Prices are $5 per event and $8 at the door.  Contact Jennifer Anderson (548-4072) or Susan Hagen (548-7798) for information.  

Alphorn Club's members proudly standing with their instrument. Members are (L-R) Logan Bradshaw, Jacob Tveten, Lariah Collins, Danielle Totman, Rhonan Allen, and Dylan Munly. (Photo courtesy Parson's Photography. Alphorns provided by Projekt Bayern.)
    Lederhosens, dirndls and Alphorns are some of the elements that intertwine to make the authentic Bavarian atmosphere that's planted in Leavenworth. With its eye catching long horn and talented individuals behind the wooden instrument, the alphorn is a mesmerizing feature for locals and...

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