P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Will Casebolt – Logos Knights
TROY, Idaho — Shaking off a slow start, the Logos Knights would let loose a barrage of three pointers to bury their Whitepine League opponent, the Troy Trojans, 58-24.
The initial spark came from their senior guard, Will Casebolt.
"I hit one of my shots, then on the next one I thought I was gonna miss it. It actually went in, so I felt like hitting two in a row boosted my confidence,” Casebolt said. “I just took that from there and kept on hitting them”
But the end of the night, Will had 18 points-all of them coming from behind the three-point line. He also cleaned up the paint, pulling down 10 rebounds to notch a double-double...https://klewtv.com/sports/prep-sports/p1fcu-prep-athlete-of-the-week-will-casebolt-logos-knights?fbclid=IwAR3g0y6OBqtMr3_TQd-mYKr6plJHrH40WjcJwc-bfXJHCpGwMLN_o-h4Tjk
Academic All-Star, Kenny Kline
MOSCOW, ID — KLEW-TV features a local high school student, every Thursday during the academic year, who shines in and out of the classroom.
This week’s CCI Speer “Academic All-Star” is Kenny Kline from Logos School.
What you learn in the classroom applies to real-life situations. That’s what Logos senior Kenny Kline finds intriguing about calculus and physics.
“You can do the math on something and actually do that in real life and see that it works,” Kenny said...https://klewtv.com/news/academic-all-star/cci-speer-academic-all-star-logos-school-senior-kenny-kline-02-11-2022
Paul Ryan reaches 1,500 semifinal round
EUGENE, Ore. — Former Washington State runner Paul Ryan of Moscow added another feather to his cap Thursday by surviving the first round of qualifying in the men’s 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials in track and field at Hayward Field.
He clinched a spot in the semifinal round by placing fifth in the first heat. The top six placers in each heat advance, plus the next six best times.
Ryan, a Logos Secondary graduate who wrapped up his WSU career earlier this month, wound up with the 24th-best time among 25 qualifiers at 3 minutes, 45.86 seconds. The top clocking was 3:39.02.
The semifinal races start at 4:05 p.m. today, and the final is at 4:40 p.m. Sunday.
Ryan placed eighth in the 1,500 at the NCAA outdoor championships at Eugene on June 11, but didn’t nab a berth for the Trials until meeting the qualifying standard at a last-chance meet two days later at the same site.
The doors finally are opening for Logos product Ryan
Former Logos, WSU runner headed for U.S. Olympic Trials
It was a big deal for Paul Ryan to claim a medal last week in the NCAA outdoor track and field championships at Hayward Field in track-adoring Eugene, Ore.
Two days later, though, he outdid that accomplishment — at the same venue, this time in relative obscurity.
At a hastily organized meet Sunday, the former Logos Secondary and Washington State runner qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the men’s 1,500-meter run, narrowly beating the deadline for doing so.
Very big deal.
The Trials start today in Eugene, and Ryan will compete in the first round of the 1,500 next Thursday. The Olympics are scheduled to begin July 23 in Tokyo...
Logos leader ready for next step
Teachers, classmates: Driskill’s discipline and disposition will take her places
Logos School student body president Ava Driskill said she’s still uncertain which of her interests she will pursue after graduating high school today, but friends and instructors agree she has the discipline and disposition to thrive no matter where life takes her.
As a leader in student government, teachers at the private Christian school in Moscow said Driskill has repeatedly gone above and beyond the call of duty. They said this is no great surprise for a young woman who holds a part-time job with Kestrel Realty in addition to participating in a host of extracurricular activities and her role as student body president...
Logos places second in state mock trial competition
P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Logos Knights’ Will Casebolt
Last Monday, junior shooting guard Will Casebolt found his rhythm early on. As he rode that momentum throughout the game, he finished with a career high: 42 points. "It felt really good. I felt like my shots were going in. I made a decent amount of them," Casebolt said. “I felt like I was getting nice open looks and just knocking them down. ”It was a game that he knew early on was going to be special for him, especially when he started hitting shots from deep range. "Especially in the first half, just getting into my rhythm, shooting threes, getting some nice close buckets. After a while, the threes started coming," he said. He's put in the work to develop his three-point shot. This offseason he trained until he hit 600 makes per day. The Logos Knights are a team that can go on big runs when they get confident. Will said when someone creates a spark, the entire team starts heating up. "When one person gets going or someone has a nice play we just sort of build on that," he said. “If someone has an and-one or a nice block we just build on that and gain momentum. ”Will is enjoying his time on varsity. He says it's great to play with his friends who have been working towards representing their school for a long time. That shared drive has created some team centered play. "We know each other. Our chemistry is pretty good. We’re all pretty selfless so we try to get each other a good shot," he said. “(We’re) not just playing for ourselves, but looking for the best shot our team can get. ”Even after a big game, Will is always looking for what he can do to improve the next time out. "I think about what I need to do, what I can improve on," he said. “If I have certain things I need to improve on I’m going to focus in on those.” But for now, a career high and a team win are cause for celebration. If you would like to nominate a prep athlete of the week, please let us know. You can send an email to
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At Logos, the seeds of a gridiron dream
Tenacity key for this musician
2020 high school graduate and cancer survivor plans for a future in medicine
While he is known by many in the community as a gifted pianist, Jonah Grieser, who graduated from Logos School in Moscow on Saturday, said he plans to study medicine in college rather than pursue a degree in the arts.
Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia — a cancer of the blood and bone marrow — just before starting the fifth grade, he said this experience inspired him to care for others in similar circumstances.
Jonah’s mother, Hannah Grieser, said three and a half years of cancer treatment gave him a deeply personal insight into health care, noting it is not uncommon for childhood cancer survivors to seek a career in medicine.
“He overcame a lot — he missed almost his entire fifth grade year of school, just in and out of the hospital,” Hannah said. “He’s a really smart kid (and) was able to catch up on what he missed — he did a lot of it while he was away and jumped right back in with his class and was able to graduate with them.”
Jonah said he is particularly interested in oncology, the branch of medicine dealing specifically with cancer, but he is open to other specialties as well.
While he doesn’t plan to study music in college, Jonah said piano will always be a part of his life.
“I started when I was 3 — I was just playing around on the piano and then my parents decided ‘well, he seems interested, why not just give it a shot?’ ” he said. “It worked out, and I’ve really enjoyed it ever since … I’ve definitely had some great teachers who’ve helped me along the way that I’m thankful for.”
Jonah said he is particularly taken with music composed by Bach, whom, he contends, writes some of the most beautiful and evocative melodies.
“He just has such an ability to write both really fast and fun tunes,” Jonah said. “But at the same time, he can also write really beautiful slower tunes — both of which are really enjoyable to play because you get different textures and experiences.”
Jonah said graduating in the midst of a pandemic has not been ideal, but he’s grateful for the hard work his teachers have put in to ensure education was uninterrupted during the turmoil.
While he admits he’s “not amazing at math,” Jonah is known to at least some of his teachers for his determination to learn. Loren Euhus, who teaches math and physics at Logos, among other subjects, said that skill of perseverance will serve him well in whatever career he chooses. He said Jonah may not be the first student to come up with an answer, but he knows how to work hard and he doesn’t give up easily.
“That’s going to take him a long way — he’ll look at a physics problem or something tough and he’ll sweat it and struggle and he’ll come after school and figure it out,” Euhus said. “He will figure it out, I mean, he gets As — it doesn’t always click right out of the chute for him, but he’s … tenacious.”
Marilla Story Places 3rd in the Idaho Law Foundation Podcast Contest
“Thanks to my history teacher, Mr. Lopez for encouraging us in class to discuss and debate about important things, like the right to vote.”
Idaho Students Awarded in Statewide Law Day Podcast Contest
The Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Program is proud to announce that three Idaho students were selected for prizes in the Foundation’s annual Law Day Podcast Contest. Student podcasts explored the 2020 Law Day theme celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Podcasts focused on a quote from Susan B. Anthony: “Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.” The prompt asked students to examine the importance of voting rights.
The top three student entries include:
- First Place: Elinor Smith, Borah High School, Boise. Elinor is a senior. Her podcast focused on the importance of youth voting. She said she spent over 3 months working on her podcast and that “the best thing about making a podcast or doing any sort of journalism is that you don't have to know anything about anything. The host puts themselves in the place of the listener and learns new things to share with listeners.” Next year Elinor will attend the University of Montana where she plans to study journalism.
- Second Place: Sophia Willmorth, One Stone, Boise. Sophia is a ninth grader. Her podcast explored what voters’ rights have looked like throughout the history of the United States. She said, “I decided that I wanted to answer the prompt by retelling the stories of some of the original suffragettes that I felt were integral to the passing of the 19th Amendment.”
- Third Place: Marilla Story, Logos School, Moscow. Marilla is a tenth grader. She decided to create her podcast because her history class was studying voting rights and she found the topic fascinating and important. She also loved being able to incorporate music from the time period into her submission.
The Law Day Podcast Contest is open to Idaho high school students. Entrants submitted 5 to 10-minute audio podcasts and could create their podcast individually or in groups of 2 or 3. The contest was sponsored by the Richard C. Fields American Inn of Court. Their sponsorship allowed the Foundation to award the top three entries prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively.
Podcasts were critiqued by a panel of judges that included educators and attorneys. The judges scored the submissions on content, delivery, and production. One of the judges, Cindy Wilson said, “Creative educational activities like this contest provide the best opportunities for young people to learn how to have their voices heard in their communities. That's exactly what we saw in the excellent entries we judged; our future is in good hands with these students.”
The Idaho Law Foundation would like to thank our sponsors and judges for their support of the Podcast Contest. We appreciate their dedication to advancing civic education in our state.
The entries can be accessed from the Law Foundation’s website at idaholawfoundation.org. For more information about the Law Day Podcast Contest, contact Carey Shoufler, Idaho Law Foundation Law Related Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Law Day: Established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, Law Day is celebrated each year on May 1 to help Americans better understand the law and our legal system. Each year, Law Day is centered on a different theme to spotlight an important aspect of the law.
About the Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Program: Founded in 1974, the Idaho Law Foundation serves as the charitable arm of the Idaho State Bar. As a program of the Idaho Law Foundation, Law Related Education is a civic education program that works to educate the public about the role of law in a democratic society.