(Aubrey Luse | Photo courtesy of RPA) Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) junior Aubrey Luse was recently awarded a Superior rating for her play, The Plant Crusade, from the Educational Theatre Association, an international organization dedicated to providing high school students access to theatre education.   The Plant Crusade is about an awkward, poetry-loving student named Ophelia,…

(Senior Grace Sorensen performing for the Oregon Thespians South Regional Acting Competition | Photo courtesy of RPA Academy) Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) Thespian Troupe #7715 recently competed in the annual Oregon Thespians South Regional Acting Competition, winning 14 ribbons for excellence in numerous acting categories.  “In a year where it’s hard enough to complete any…

(Sunset Edit by Jaxin Sellers | Photo courtesy of Redmond Proficiency Academy) Seven Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) students recently won 14 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for 2021. The awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens, each year recognizing writing, painting, ceramics and glass, photography and a…

(Redmond’s Spirit Foundation 2019 check presentation to REACH | Photo courtesy of Redmond’s Spirit Foundation) Redmond’s Spirit Foundation is kicking off the New Year by opening up a call for applications of donation requests up to $10,000. 501(c)3 organizations working with children or handicapped, elderly or disadvantaged individuals in Redmond are eligible to apply. The…