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Photo submitted by Aaron Simon LSC held their annual International Soccer Camp this week at IRMS. It's the longest running (and most popular) soccer camp in America. LSC has held it for over 10 years (except last year). Over forty area youth participated in the camp.
For 25 years, Cascade Education Foundation (CEF) has helped the youth of this community by financially aiding the school district and helping teachers provide opportunities for student growth. Karen Turner, a current CEF board member and retired middle school math teacher, recalled the critical...
Cascade School District has three open positions for school board, Districts 1, 3, and 5. In total, eight candidates are running for school board. Election day is on August 3, 2021. In the last edition of the Echo, some candidate interviews were featured. This week includes the remaining...

Photos by Pastor Rob Gohl
60 children from pre-K up to 12th grade attended the weeklong Vacation Bible School. 46 college age people on the teaching staff from Maple Valley Presbyterian Church came to teach and play games with the children ending with a pizza party for all the staff. The churches who sponsored the annual...

Cascade High School
Many candidates are running for school board for 2021 as there are three positions open in Districts 1, 3, and 5. Cindy Puckett is the current school board member for District 1, which covers the Icicle Road and East Leavenworth Areas. Zachary Miller is the current school board member for...

Mia Rylaarsdam
Upper Valley Christian School held its 2021 High School Graduation Ceremony on June 6 at Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene. Mia Rylaarsdam received her High School Diploma from UVCS and also her AAS Degree from Wenatchee Valley College. She graduated with honors from WVC with a 4.0 final GPA,...
Spokane, WA- Local students were named to the Dean's List at Gonzaga University. In order to be named, student must earn a 3.5 to 3.84 grade-point average.   Ryan Cooper, Cashmere Eyob Green, Monitor Jacqueline Guzman-Garcia, Dryden Dorothy Espinosa, Peshastin   A local student was...
 The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF)  announced its 2021 scholarship recipients. In total, the foundation is awarding over $1 million to students raised in tree fruit industry families on behalf of industry employers, families and supporters.  332 students are sharing in this year’s...
The unusual emergency presented by the COVID-19 pandemic last year required schools and families to make reactionary decisions. Schools had to balance the health safety of students, staff and the greater community with students’ needs for consistent education and all the support systems that go...
The meeting began with an appreciation of seven retirees, whose cumulative dedication totaled 173 years of service to Cascade School District, students and families! These staff, holding a variety of roles, included Brooks Murphy, Mary DePaz, Kathy Wendlandt, Mike Janski, Peggy Kinnear, Cheryl...

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