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What Makes Third Graders So Thankful?

OAKHURST — What makes third graders so thankful? They are thankful for the incredible and fun activities going on at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES). The terrific third graders of OES have been busy with lessons on kindness, exploring learning through STEAM projects, and getting physical with PE. Mind-Up curriculum is designed to help students learn skills that help them focus ...

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Yosemite Badger Youth Wrestlers: On The Mat!

By Anne Guynn —  OAKHURST — Yosemite Badger Wrestlers are on the mat! Yosemite Badger Youth Wrestling includes kindergarten through high school senior athletes. After traveling to Lodi, Dinuba, and Morro Bay, the Yosemite High School team duals at neighboring Mariposa this Tuesday, Dec. 11. “Most of our high school team are new to wrestling and are gaining experience,” says ...

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Shoe Drive Connects Warm Hearts And Bare Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — For the second year in a row, one local student is busy organizing an effort to put shoes on the feet of those who need them. Minarets freshman Erika Hafkey is committed to her project, No Más Niños Descalzos, or No More Barefoot Children, which began last year. Erica is the older daughter of Adriana Armenta and Mark Hafkey, and ...

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Holiday Shenanigans Courtesy Of YHS Theater Arts

OAKHURST — Stop by Yosemite High School for some merry-making this week, as the Theater Arts Department presents Holiday Shenanigans, a one night comedy variety show that features 25 students from YHS’s Advanced Theater Arts class. “It’s a celebration of the holidays and a chance to laugh and enjoy the spirit of the season with family and friends,” says department chair Lars ...

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5th Graders Take A Trip Back In Time

OAKHURST — Online and in person, parents and community members have been talking about a terrific field trip recently taken by about 75 lucky students from Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) to nearby Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park. The hours-long excursion was a celebration of their own pioneer day, as three 5th grade classes descended on the conveniently located landmark, ...

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Students Attend Native Youth Hawaii Conference

By Ashley Davis — O’NEALS — Three Native students from Minarets High School were selected to attend the IAC Pacific Region Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit in Hawaii — a conference for Native youth, including Native Americans and Native Hawaiians. The students who were selected from Minarets were senior Sierra Stalter along with juniors Darrin Coleman and Ashley Davis. They ...

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Yosemite High Water Polo Season Wrap-Up

By YHS Correspondent —  OAKHURST — YHS boys and girls water polo ended their seasons with playoff losses, but took home both league MVP awards. CROSSWHITE AND McGOLDRICK NAMED North Sequoia League MVPs Seniors Sage Crosswhite and Sophia McGoldrick were selected as North Sequoia League (NSL) boys and girls MVPs, respectively. For McGoldrick, it is her second consecutive NSL MVP ...

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New Coaches And Strong Focus For Boys Soccer

By Colby Jobinger —  O’NEALS — Minarets Boys Soccer has had a big change this season since both teams — Varsity and Junior Varsity — got new head coaches. Previous Varsity Assistant Coach Juan Ibarra stepped up as the Head Coach for Varsity while his brother, Julio Ibarra, has taken the assistant coach spot. The Junior Varsity team will be ...

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It’s A Big Deal When Fourth Graders Visit Sierra Tel

By Dawn Williams —  OAKHURST — Going on a field trip is always exciting. Sierra Tel recently rolled out the “red carpet” to arrange an informative field trip for Oakhurst Elementary School’s 59 fourth grade students. It was a great day to see their operations and meet some of their employees. Students learned about Spool Forest, fiber optics, cables, and ...

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OCI Focus On Staff: Laurel Duckworth

By Eileen Holladay —  OAKHURST — Laurel Duckworth says she became a teacher because she wanted to spend as much time as possible with her sons, Shane and Ian. Inspired by her own mother, also an educator, Mrs. Duckworth has been teaching for 20 years; this is her ninth year at Oak Creek Intermediate. She enjoys teaching math and PE, ...

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