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Area Students Win Medals at County Academic Pentathlon

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY — Local students claimed a number of medals last week at the 2020 Madera County Academic Pentathlon, which was revised rather than cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The middle school competition was held last Friday (May 1) and moved to an individual online format, with students able to compete from home.Medals were sent to students at their home ...

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Minarets Drama Presents ‘She Kills (Animated) Monsters’

By Johanna Ziegler, student journalist for Minarets Press Rehearsals once spent in a classroom filled with props, costumes, and laughs have now been shifted onto Zoom for the Minarets Drama program as it continues to rehearse the annual spring play, She Kills Monsters. Their new secret weapon? Animation. When Minarets first announced it would be closing the school temporarily in ...

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Stoking School Spirit: Minarets Press Creates #StangStrong

By Luke and Lauren Erickson, student journalists for Minarets Press O’NEALS — During these strange and difficult times, Minarets High School has found a way to still keep the school spirit alive. Through the organization of Minarets Press, #StangStrong Week was created as a way to allow the students to have a little bit of fun dressing up and to ...

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Minarets FFA Plowing Ahead

By Colby Jobinger, student journalist for Minarets Press With COVID-19 pushing the remainder of the school year online, clubs such as the FFA have been challenged to come up with creative and new ideas to keep members engaged. On top of increasing their social media presence, the O’Neals-Minarets FFA chapter has done many things to keep its door open. Team ...

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Keeping Up with Minarets Key Club

By Janine Alven, student journalist for Minarets Press O’Neals — Over the last few months, the Minarets Key Club has been involved in numerous events. In fact, Key Club members have participated in forty-five events and have completed 769 hours of community service. Some of these events include Homecoming, Breakfast with Santa and the Kiwanis St. Patrick’s Day Bingo. Current ...

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Minarets Student Awarded FFA ‘Living to Serve’ Grant

By Luke Longatti, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — To help the community by improving the North Fork Recreation Center, Kate Hough applied for and received an FFA Living to Serve grant to aid in covering the costs. Living to Serve is a grant application for community service, environmental health, hunger, and other social and community services. Grants can ...

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Glacier High Sweeps Top Honors at ‘Poetry Out Loud!’ Competition

MADERA — Four sophomores from Glacier High School Charter took first through fourth place honors at the Madera County Poetry Out Loud competition held on Wednesday  (Feb. 12) at the Circle Gallery in Madera. The Madera County Arts Council partners with the CA Arts Council to sponsor this national recitation competition that gives high school students the opportunity to learn ...

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Minarets Girls’ Basketball Teams Fight On

Picture of Junior Makayla Lundgreen taking the ball down the court during the recent Orosi game.

By Benjiman McMillan and Haley Carlton, student journalists for Minarets Press O’NEALS — The Minarets High School girls’ JV and varsity basketball teams both had home games on Monday, Jan 27. They played the Parlier Panthers, which is the Mustang’s second game against them. Unfortunately, the first varsity game against them wasn’t so successful and they ended up losing 34-21. ...

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Minarets FFA Hosts 10th Annual Speaking Invitational

Picture of Minarets High School FFA Team

By Katelyn Hough, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — Minarets High School FFA held their 10th annual speaking invitational competition on Saturday, Jan. 25. At the invitational, Parliamentary Procedure teams, Creed Speaking competitors, and Impromptu Speaking competitors from all around California attended, ranging from Sierra to Nipomo High School. Three different competitions took place and awards were given to ...

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