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Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval Appointed President of California State University, Fresno

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FRESNO — The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Ph.D., to serve as the ninth president of California State University, Fresno. Jiménez-Sandoval currently serves as interim president of Fresno State. “From providing world-class, transformational educational opportunities, to conducting cutting-edge research, to uniting our entire community in support of athletic teams, Fresno State makes a profound ...

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Introducing the 2021 Valedictorians

Submitted by Minarets Press Staff Though Minarets is known for having multiple valedictorians at each graduation, this year’s group is one of the largest the school has ever seen. The graduating class of 2021 will have the following six valedictorians: Justin Bowe, Briley Dahlem, Lillian Kier, Jessica McGrail, Francine Soliz, and Johanna Ziegler. Each valedictorian has been selected based on ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

Yosemite Drug of Coarsegold will be hosting multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics around the Madera County Mountain Communities for kids and adults 12 or older. Starting today, Thursday May 19th, at Yosemite High School from 3 to 5pm. 50200 High School Rd. Oakhurst, CA. 93644 A parental consent form is required for those under 18. Follow this link for Parental Consent ...

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2021 Soroptimist Women Awards

2021 Soroptimist Women Awards Luncheon awarded $3300 In College Scholarships For Live Your Dream Awards And honored Two Ladies With Women Awards.  Oakhurst – Soroptimist International of The Sierras had their Annual Women Awards Program Event virtually on April 15, 2021 in Oakhurst, CA. Soroptimist awarded $3300. to three recipients for the 2020-2021 ‘Live Your Dream College Scholarships with recipients ...

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6th Annual Soroptimist ‘Dream It-Be It’ Girls Career Conference

6th Annual Soroptimist ‘Dream It – Be It’ Girls Career Conference for high school girls to be held May 22, 2021. Limited ‘Virtual’ Seats available and you must pre-register for this FREE event! OAKHURST – Soroptimist International of The Sierras local service club is having their 6th Annual ‘Dream It – Be It’ Career Conference which is scheduled for Saturday, ...

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Madera Community College Announces First-ever Commencement

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Ceremonies set to be in-person. The newest community college in California, Madera Community College, is set to host its first-ever commencement ceremonies. When: May 20 and 21, 6 p.m. Where: Madera Community College 30277 Ave 12 Madera, CA 93638 Madera Community College became the 116th college in California in July 2020. Campuses are located in Madera and Oakhurst. “I am ...

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Returning to the Stage: Minarets Showband

Submitted By Marshall Newton, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Minarets Show Band in up and running full swing with the return to in-person learning. They had originally planned to return in pods close to the beginning of the year alongside welding; however, due to transportation issues, with most band members living in Fresno, they were unable to rehearse together. Inevitably ...

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Welcome Dr. Guthrie, Chawanakee Unified’s New Superintendent

By Stevi Valenzuela, Student Journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS – On April 13, the Chawanakee Unified School District Board of Trustees approved Dr. Marcy Guthrie as the superintendent of the District. Before coming to Chawanakee Unified, Dr. Guthrie served as a general education and special education teacher in Kerman and Fresno Unified, then as principal of George Washington Elementary School ...

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Minarets Introduces New Aquaponics System

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By Adam Saldivar, student journalist for Minarets Press Minarets High School is now featuring a new aquaponics system run by agriculture teacher Keeley Hall. An aquaponics system is a food production system that utilizes hydroponics in the water to collect nutrients from fish, allowing plants to be grown. When asked about the location of the new aquaponics system, Hall stated, ...

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Minarets Football Season Comes to a Close

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By Caden Shows and Evan McCarty, student journalists at Minarets Press While there have not been many athletic events this season due to pandemic restrictions, the Minarets Football team worked to make every game count. This year, Minarets Football ended the season with a record of 0 and 4, but they are looking forward to the next season and to ...

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