Congratulations to Lower School parent Vange Ocasio Hochheimer, one of the Inland Northwest Women of the Year! Growing up in Puerto Rico and New York City, she used the poverty she saw around her as inspiration to earn degrees in economics. In both her community service and academic research, the question that drives her is, “How can the economy develop successfully while at the same time preserving the well-being and dignity of people and the environment?” Read an extended profile of Hochheimer, now a Whitworth economics professor, in this recent Spokesman-Review Article.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 marked the first day for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades to return for in-person classes. See photo galleries of the 3rd Graders, the 4th Graders, and the 5th Graders on their first day back, as well as of several students in each class that will continue distance learning.