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Rogers High School principal named Wash. principal of the year

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Lori Wyborney says the knowledge that she was Washington's principal of the year came as a shock. Lori Wyborney says the knowledge that she was Washington's principal of the year came as a shock.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Lori Wyborney says the knowledge that she was Washington's principal of the year came as a shock. But walking through the halls of Rogers High School, it's not surprise.

Students say she's kind. One senior says she remembers every single student's name.

Wyborney calls her positivity and energy a family trait. And that's not all that runs in the family. Her father was also a school administrator.

Despite that, she says being a principal was never something she thought she would want. She started out as a teacher, and didn't imagine leaving the classroom. But five years after being hired at Rogers, she couldn't be happier with the job. On her watch, the graduation rate has gone from around 60 percent to 80 percent. She also says there are more college-bound seniors.

But her work here isn't done. She plans to stick around and continue to make improvements, "until 100 percent of students are graduating."

And she says one thing keeps her going. "The kids. They're just so great and so funny."

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