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Three Camps, Three Themes, Three Weeks: Vision Academy

OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Making the Band, An Express Musical for Young Voices, as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 17. The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where ...

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Teens Get A Dose Of Reality At Wasuma Elementary

AHWAHNEE — How many thirteen-year-olds know how much renters’ insurance costs, or the price of an average car loan payment? Well, thirty-three of them do now, thanks to an event at Wasuma Elementary school recently that aimed to teach eighth graders about the cost of living. Entitled ‘Life 101,’ the program was developed by volunteers Sarah Persson and Barbara Irion ...

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Night Of Riches: Senior Scholarship Awards Total $135,650

By Casper Nelson — O’NEALS — As the countdown continued toward graduation, Minarets seniors were graciously awarded $135,650 in scholarships during Senior Scholarship Night last month. 36 recipients earned scholarships from organizations in our local community. It was night filled with glee as each senior was awarded and recognized for hard work over their high school career by receiving financial ...

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Healthcare Workers Have Time For High School Sports

OAKHURST — Some 20 healthcare professionals volunteered their time to conduct required sports physicals for students at Yosemite High School (YHS) last week, with more than 120 athletes seen in under two-and-a-half hours. With the low-cost physicals and the volunteered time, over $2,000 was raised for the YHS Athletic Training class, which will help cover cost for a new concussion ...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences And Emotional Trauma

OAKHURST — David Weikel, program supervisor for Madera County’s Behavioral Health Services, says the more adverse experiences a person has in childhood, the more they’re at risk for an array of health, mental health and social problems in their lives. Also, their level of risk for negative risk outcomes will vary depending on what those adverse childhood experiences were. A ...

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The Way Home, A Utopian Collective Showcase At YHS

OAKHURST — Artists, art lovers and supporters are invited to experience the Yosemite High School art department’s newest collective showcase, The Way Home, a Quest for Utopia. The exhibit is open to the public on Thursday, May 30 with a student artists reception from 6-8 p.m. in the Badger Gallery. The evening’s offerings will include snacks and guests will be ...

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Students See ‘Government Is Made Of Real People’

By Lauren Childers — O’NEALS — Our very own State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow took a day off from his job at the State Capitol in Sacramento recently to visit Minarets High School’s class of 2019 seniors and give them advice as they advance following graduation. The purpose of the Assemblyman’s visit was to inform the senior class about how government ...

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Dog Days Have Just Begun With Senior Project Fair

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School (YHS) will hold its annual Senior Project Fair on Tuesday, May 28 in the YHS cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. This rewarding event is put on every year by YHS teacher Rebecca Hardison and, this year, Hardison will be aided by her daughter, Riley Hardison. YHS Senior Project Fair The uplifting Project Fair showcase is designed ...

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Underwater Robotics Team Needs Support To Compete

OAKHURST — A group of local students has achieved a high water mark when it comes to remotely operated vehicles. Altum is a Latin word that means, among other definitions, ‘deep water,’ explains Glacier High School instructor John Rumohr. “It’s also the name of a highly successful underwater robotics team at Glacier High School: Altum Operations. ” The team’s mentor ...

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Yosemite Senior Puts Cash Into Wasuma’s Solar Suitcases

OAKHURST — A Yosemite High School student in the graduating class of 2019 has raised a significant amount of money for a local elementary school’s worldwide outreach solar energy program. For his senior project, a standard requirement that has students complete at least 20 hours of documented community service, YHS senior Ryan O’Meara chose to raise money for the global ...

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