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OES Students Master Yosemite Project

OAKHURST – Are you smarter than a 5th grader who knows just about everything there is to know about Yosemite? Students at Oakhurst Elementary School under the guidance of teachers Robin Ward and Michelle Burton are so well-versed in Yosemite facts and fun that they’re prepared to sell the vacation package of a lifetime, if only for the purposes of ...

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Pitman Awards For 21 YHS Valedictorians

OAKHURST – This year marked the 29th Annual Pitman Awards and banquet to honor 21 Yosemite High Valedictorians, with more than 80 people in attendance at Sierra Meadows Country Club on Thursday, May 7. The Banquet is for graduating students who have maintained a cumulative 4 year GPA of 4.0 or better.

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The Untold Story Of Divorce

Submitted by Kristen Berry Divorce sucks! But for some it can be awesome. Both the intrinsic and extrinsic rewards of divorce can, at times, be fruitful: twice the Christmas, twice the competition of parents’ love through gifts, and more quality time with each parent. Unfortunately, for many it is not all rainbows and butterflies. Heartbreak, feelings of blame, and neglect ...

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Dark Side Song Fiction By Isabella Clark

Minarets student Isabella Clark submitted the following work under the category Song Fiction, with the Kelly Clarkson release, Dark Side. Written by Busbee and Alexander Geringas and produced by Greg Kurstin, Dark Side was released by RCA Records. “Song Fiction is basically when you take the song of your choice, and write a story that goes along with the song,” ...

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Advice From A Teenager About Driving

Submitted by Remi Lee O’NEALS – Taking Drivers Ed was very annoying, it took me months and months to get it done. I was super lazy about it until I made it a competition with my friend, Becky. We decided that whoever finished their lessons first won. So I stayed up all night the next night finishing everything. I won, ...

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Rain Day Poem

Rain Day Poem by Beth Wilson I stood on the curb of this flooded city.Silently I watch the world drowning,from the safety of my umbrella.Pitter patter, pitter patter. The rain drums endlessly down above my head.The snaking chill pervades through my bloodstream.The flowers in their earthy tubs droop under overbearing water, droplets sliding off their tender petals. As the clouds ...

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Smooth Entry For YHS Freshman Divers

OAKHURST – Two divers from Yosemite High School participated last month in the Clovis West Invitational with good results, according to YHS Springboard Dive Coach Sallie West. On Friday, April 17, Coach West travelled to Clovis West High School with two Freshman Varsity Divers, Ben Johnson and Justin Talley. Friday’s portion of the Clovis West Invitational 11 dive event challenges ...

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Wasuma Kindergarten Round-up

AHWAHNEE – Thinking about some early education or know a little someone who wants to be a Wildcat? Wasuma Elementary is holding its Kindergarten Round-up Thursday, Apr. 30 at 8:30 a.m. for all kindergarten students interested in attending Wasuma during the 2015-16 school year.

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Spring Valley 4H Hopping In Spring

Submitted by Chapter Reporter Rhett Samper O’NEALS – Spring Valley 4H-ers have been very busy this spring season and our members have been representing our club extremely well in a variety of activities. Horse Expo was held on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Madera County Fairgounds, where our members received the following medals:

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DUI Crash Made Real At Minarets

O’NEALS – Two cars sit smashed and broken in the aftermath of what has been reported as a head-on collision at Minarets High School. In one car, the dazed teenage driver is moaning in pain; his 17-year-old passenger is lying across the hood, bloodied and broken, and another is severely injured, trapped in the back seat.

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