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  • Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High honor roll listed

    Jul 3, 2024

    7-11th Grade Honor Roll (3.25-3.49) 7th- Sawyer Tillman, Marissa Burton, Zaley Laramie, Konner Mathias, Kelis Pierre; 8th- Derek Atkins, Trevor Johnson, Gavin Marris, Thomas Tynan, Gabe Mellon, Chantelle Pakootas; 9th- Alivia Bjorson, Dasyn Abrahamson, Connor Johnson, Lucas Flett, Vivian Leadingham; 10th – Elizabeth Crinklaw, Sienna Atchison, Carmen Thomas-Turner, Sophia Hevener, Ava Sam, Halle Picard, Roanin McKinney, Pharaoh Hudson; 11th- Lucas McKissen, Leighani Marconi, Jahzara Simpson, Jaxon Krohn, Taylor Thomas, Champ Louie, Jeri O...

  • They made it!

    Jun 12, 2024

    Confetti falls as the graduating class of 2024 is introduced by Principal Natalie Kontos Saturday in the gym at Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School. - Ethan Tatum photo...

  • High school plaque dedications set for June 22

    Jun 5, 2024

    Brief dedication ceremonies will be held for the installation of plaques honoring the memories and contributions of Nespelem High School and Mason City High School starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22 at the basalt pillar at the main entrance to Lake Roosevelt High School. The community is invited to attend, as are graduates from Mason City and Nespelem High Schools....

  • Celeste LaPlace is LR's Class of 2024 Valedictorian

    Scott Hunter|Jun 5, 2024

    Celeste LaPlace chooses challenges, an evident mindset that has put her at the front of her class at Lake Roosevelt High School, which she hasn't really seen much of for a couple years. LaPlace is a Running Start student who will graduate from LR with both her high school diploma and a two-year college degree from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake. "I've been able to do two years of college for free," she noted when asked about the good and bad aspects of pursuing that tougher path. She...

  • Raeley Portch is Co-Salutatorian

    Scott Hunter|Jun 5, 2024

    At the end of her high school education, Raeley Portch looks back on a community of people she says have influenced what she would become. "Everyone's been here for me," said the class co-salutatorian, "... everyone's shaped me into the person I've become." Portch, with a 3.98 GPA, reflected on "all the support our community has," whether it comes from teachers helping to make sure an event goes smoothly, or businesses, organizations, or individuals chipping in to help. "There's always someone...

  • Lanay Chukulnaskit is Co-Salutatorian

    Jun 5, 2024

    Lanay Chukulnaskit's 3.98 GPA also makes her a salutatorian for the class of 2024. A Running Start student, she's been taking college-level courses for two years from Wenatchee Valley College, all online. That type of work has meant she had to develop self-discipline, a personal asset she has grown with through the experience, she said. She'll graduate with a two-year degree from WVC and a high school diploma from Lake Roosevelt High School. She intends to go into nursing, and has already...

  • Portch receives P.E.O. Scholarship Award 2024

    Jun 5, 2024

    P.E.O. Chapter DG of the Grand Coulee Dam Area is proud to award the 2024 $500.00 scholarship in memory of Jeanie Beery. The young lady selected is Raeley Portch. We would like to congratulate this young lady for her achievements and send her best wishes for success with her educational, professional and personal goals. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an organization dedicated to helping young women further their education. We pride ourselves as being women helping women reach for the stars. This scholarship may be used toward expenses at any...

  • GCHS Alumni Assoc. awards scholarships to the Class of 2024

    Jun 5, 2024

    The Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association awarded scholarships in the amount of $500 to each of the following members of the Lake Roosevelt Jr-Sr High School Class of 2024: Raeley Portch, Sawyer Steffens, and Chase Marchand. Each of these students’ applications presented a high level of engagement in high school life, including success in academics, athletics, and community service, as well as focused goals going forward after high school. Two students from out of the area who are descendants of graduates of Grand Coulee High School prior...

  • All-class reunion coming in June

    May 15, 2024

    The Coulee Dam All Class Reunion will be held the weekend of June 21 (Friday), June 22 (Saturday), and June 23 (Sunday), 2024 with catered dinners at the Lake Roosevelt High School Gym on Friday and Saturday nights, and a picnic at Spring Canyon on Sunday. The reunion is open to all attendees of Coulee Dam, Mason City, or Nespelem public schools between the years of 1935 to 1971 along with students that attended Lake Roosevelt High School between 1972 and 1976. Additionally, anyone with ties to members from these classes are welcomed and...

  • LR eighth-grader wins state FBLA

    May 1, 2024

    Kaelynn Warner, one of two of Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School's Future Business Leaders of America members who competed at the state conference last weekend, poses after winning the state competition, where she competed in three categories and received first place in Middle Level Career Research. Warner researched the career of a psychological criminal profiler, created, and presented her PowerPoint on the subject to judges. She is now eligible to compete at national FBLA competition June 29...

  • Future and present curators

    Apr 24, 2024

    Nespelem Elementary students examine printed portraits of Chief Willie Red Star Andrews, Mary Owhi Moses, and other tribal ancestors who sat for paintings in Nespelem in the late 1930s. The artist, Clyfford Still, was a painter and art professor at Washington State University (then Washington State College) who co-founded the "Nespelem Art Colony" for visiting artists from 1937-1940. Staff from the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver visited the Colville Reservation last week to engage 3rd, 5th and...

  • Local scholars honored

    Apr 24, 2024

    Four local students were among those at Community Colleges of Spokane to make the honor roll for winter quarter 2024, which ended in March, the schools said last week. The honor rolls list those students who achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or above, including, Megan Abel, of Grand Coulee; Audrey Hansen, of Coulee Dam; and Robert Morin, of Elmer City at Spokane Community College. At Spokane Falls Community College, Kayla St Pierre, of Nespelem, made the honor roll there....

  • Rotary offering scholarship

    Apr 17, 2024

    The Grand Coulee Dam Area Rotary Club is offering a scholarship for up to $4,000 to a Lake Roosevelt student to a four-year university, a community college, or a trade or technical school. The scholarship could pay $1,000 a year to a four-year university or #1,000 a year as needed at a community college or trade or technical school. - The General Scholarship Application is a writable Word document. You will be able to save your work and edit your responses directly on the application; otherwise, you must print the application after you have...

  • School board OKs club trip plans

    Scott Hunter|Apr 10, 2024

    Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School clubs are planning trips to Seattle and Montana, following Monday night’s school board blessing. The school’s Knowledge Bowl competitors will head to the University of Washington on a trip paid partially by their own fundraising efforts and supported by the gifted program and the Colville Tribes. Members of the team and advisor Pam Johnson advised the board of a transportation problem that is worsening as the group grows: They don’t fit in a Suburban. Johnson said they have a dozen high school students in the a...

  • LR seniors enrolled in two-month CNA course

    Mar 13, 2024

    Five seniors at Lake Roosevelt High School are set to take a certified nursing assistant course this spring, thanks to a collaboration between the Colville Tribes, Coulee Medical Center and Wenatchee Valley College, the college stated in a release. The WVC Nursing Program collaborated with the tribes’ Continuing Education department to offer the CNA course in Grand Coulee from April to May. The course, which filled quickly, was extended to Lake Roosevelt High School seniors and community members, the college said. Financial support was made a...

  • Kids to audition for MCT's Secret Garden March 11

    Mar 6, 2024

    An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of THE SECRET GARDEN March 11, 2024 at 3:30 pm in Lake Roosevelt High School Gym in Coulee Dam. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:30 pm and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Among the roles to be cast are Mary Lennox, Martha Sowerby, Dickon Sowerby, Susan Sowerby, Colin Craven, Archibald Craven, Ayah, Mrs. Medlock, Doctor Craven, Ben Weatherstaff, Robin R...

  • Area student named to the dean's list at UW

    Feb 28, 2024

    A Lake Roosevelt graduate has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Spring 2023 Quarter. To qualify for the Dean’s List, senior Lilly LaPlace, of Electric City, had to have completed at least 12 graded credits with a grade point average of at least 3.50 (out of 4)....

  • Scholarship offered to education students 

    Feb 28, 2024

    The Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association has announced it is offering a $2,000 college scholarship for an Okanogan County high school graduate. To be eligible, applicants must be at least a college junior working towards initial certification in an education field and must plan to work in public schools. The application deadline is May 1. Applications are available at For more information, contact Rita Figlenski at

  • Honor roll for LR Jr./Sr. High

    Feb 21, 2024

    The following is the honor roll for the Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High. High Honors * depicts 4.0 Seniors: Carly Neddo*, Raeley Portch*, Aspen Smith*, Damon Landeros, Sawyer Steffens, Chase Marchand, Cylia St.Pierre, Alise Hoffman, Jericho Desautel-Ootsey, Janessa Desautel, Nevach English, Jaydyn Palmer, Trevan, Barnaby-Lesser, Allison Rice, Brandon Pino, Talliyah Timentwa, Francis Louie, Kaliah Tonasket Juniors: Riley Ayling*, Terek Bush*, Zane Chaffee*, John Cooley*, Wyatt Egbert*, Aviona Gomez, Lola Yazzie, Alex Button, Amy Dorman, Lucas...

  • FBLA members place in competition

    Feb 7, 2024

    The Future Business Leaders of America held the annual regional competition at Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee Feb. 2, where eight Lake Roosevelt students placed, including Kailah Leadingham, who took third in Public Speaking and will go on to the state competition. Karlyn Logue took sixth place and Amy Conners fifth in the online test for Exploring Technology. Gage Kazinsky took fifth place in Financial Literacy (online test). Zayden Jackson and Charlie Pfaltzgraph placed sixth in...

  • On EWU's Dean's List

    Jan 24, 2024

    The fall 2023 Eastern Washington University Dean’s List recognizes undergraduate students who earn 12 quality hours and receive a GPA of 3.5 or better, including a couple local students. From Coulee Dam, Ashley Baker and Michael Wapato-Harden made the list, as did Matthew Tillman, of Nespelem....

  • Adkins tapped for national Impact Aid board

    Jan 10, 2024

    John M. Adkins, Coulee Dam, Superintendent of the Wellpinit School District, has been selected to join five other superintendents on the Board of Directors for the National Indian Impacted Schools Association. There are over 550 Indian land school districts across the United States. Adkins started working as an educator and coach with students and families on Indian lands over 40 years ago, including the Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem School districts. He has been an athletic director, principal and for the last 24 years a superintendent. He...

  • Spirit week and Homecoming

    Oct 11, 2023

    Lake Roosevelt students showed their school spirit all week around the Barbie movie theme.From left, Champ Louie, Cadence Clark, Roscoe Sam Leach, Terrell Bush, Caden Portch, and Ezekiel Broadnax are dressed like tacky tourists. - Principal Natalie Kontos photo....

  • LR closet challenge to launch clothing drive with spirit

    Scott Hunter|Sep 27, 2023

    How does that shirt hanging in your closet — that one (or five) you haven’t worn for a long time — fit in with high school spirit? Believe it or not, a week of school-spirit activities in October will include a clothing drive at Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School that the community can participate in — either with donations or usage of what gets collected. The “LR Closet” is an intra-class competition to see which class can gather the most donations during Spirit Week, which will culminate in the annual homecoming football game Friday, Oct...

  • Forms for local school registration are online

    Aug 23, 2023

    On behalf of Lake Roosevelt Elementary and Jr/Sr High School staff we are pleased to introduce another tool to promote efficiency and accuracy to our “Back-to-School” registration. The forms needed to fully register students each year are now in Skyward Family Access. These forms are required for the safety and security of students; ie. student health information, emergency release, updated contact numbers, and expectations. Online forms can now be accessed at your convenience, using your login and password. Chrome books will be available in...

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