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Senior Legacy Is Horse Therapy

O’NEALS – Scores of high school students around the foothills are currently working on their senior projects, known at Minarets as a Senior Legacy Experience (SLE). For their SLE, students on the verge of graduation are tasked to work in an area of personal or professional interest to “develop an educational experience that will impact their campus or community,” according ...

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Back To School Foothill Family Photo Album

We asked readers to send in their photographs depicting local children on their way to the first day of school, which started on Monday, Aug. 18, for many students. Another thing that started that same day was the Junction Fire, now said to have burned hundreds of acres around the Oakhurst area. While emergency responders toil away fighting the flames ...

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Niehoff Moves On With Daniel Ching In Charge

O’NEALS – As the time nears for school to resume, personnel changes are being reported throughout the districts, including some notable new additions and a key departure within Minarets High School. Michael Niehoff has been the principal at Minarets since the school’s inception six years ago. “I have been a secondary educator since 1990, have always worked in project-based, tech-integrated ...

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Mandatory Meeting For YHS Summer School

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School (YHS) Assistant Principal Diane Adney sent out news regarding the school’s summer schedule. “We will be offering English in grades 9 through 11, World History, U.S. History, Algebra 1 or Applied Algebra,” Mrs. Adney said. “Summer school this year will be an independent study format, where teachers and students set up appointment times for the ...

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Caldwell Receives Rotary Honor

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School graduating senior Jacob Caldwell was presented with the Student of the Month Award by Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary, Caldwell received the award on Tuesday, June 3 in Oakhurst. Pictured here, from left to right, are Sunrise Rotary President Susan Macaulay, Jacob Caldwell, and his theater arts teacher Lars Thorson, who is chair of the Fine ...

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Vans Custom Culture At YHS

Submitted by Quinceia McBean OAKHURST – Artists employ many forms of canvas, and in the case of some students, their canvas is pair of popular kicks. Yosemite High School was selected to compete in a nationwide shoe design contest sponsored by Van sneakers.

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YHS Water Goes Pure

Submitted by Evan Morton and Narayan Black OAKHURST – Got water? Students at Yosemite High School are starting a legacy of pure H20, and their classmates may have noticed a new addition to Ansel Adams Hall recently, in the form of a brand new Brita Water Hydration Station. Students and teachers will now be able to refill their water bottles ...

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Teacher Takes Water Program To MIT

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School (YHS) teacher and coach Rusty Oetinger has been selected to attend a prestigious week-long science festival through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). EurekaFest is a multi-day celebration designed to empower a legacy of inventors through activities that inspire youth, honor role models, and encourage creativity and problem solving. Oetinger will join three other teachers ...

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Minarets Youth Football Registration

COARSEGOLD – Young athletes who missed the first round of registrations last week need not worry, since Minarets Youth Football (MYF) is holding a second registration for the upcoming football season. MYF will be fielding three teams in the 2014 season: Pee Wees, Juniors and Seniors. The cost for registration is $110 and includes Spirit Pack items such as t-shirt, ...

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