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Chukchansi Tribal Council Supports Youth Wrestling

Picture of Junior Nicolas Guynn with his coaches

YOSEMITE — The Chukchansi Tribal Council generously sponsored eight youth wrestlers from Yosemite High School at Fresno State’s Intensive Wrestling Camp in July. J.J. Lawhon, Wyatt Lawhon, Gabe Neeley, Evan Heiss, Clint Willoughby, Peter Kuzmitske, Logan Mount, and Nicolas Guynn reaped the benefits that only a full immersion summer camp can offer. The camp’s coaching staff taught technique and provided ...

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Minarets FFA Participates in 2019 Santa Cruz Forestry Challenge

Picture of Minarets High School FFA team

O’NEALS — Four students from Minarets High School recently participated in the 2019 Santa Cruz Forestry Challenge. The students were part of a group of 84 high schoolers from twelve schools from the coastal and Central Valley regions. The event was held Oct. 9-12 at Redwood Glen in Loma Mar. Minarets placed second out of twenty-one teams, with a score ...

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Local Ski School Seeking Volunteer Instructors

Picture of people skiing

MADERA COUNTY — Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) is looking for volunteer ski and snowboard instructors to teach snow sports to our local area grade school students. MASS is currently about to embark on their 53rd year providing ski and snowboard instruction to eligible students from grades four through six. Volunteer instructors do not need to be expert skiers or ...

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Clothing Drive to Help YHS Students in Need

OAKHURST — Winter can be hard for those less fortunate, especially in mountain area communities when the temperatures drop and the snow starts flying. So in the spirit of the holidays, two community partners are teaming up in an effort to spread some warmth — literally. During the month of December, students and staff at  Yosemite High School together with ...

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2019 National Young Writers Contest Winners Announced

Soledad Lemus and Lila Oster

YOSEMITE — Congratulations to 8th grader Soledad Lemus and 7th grader Lila Oster for being accepted for publication into the 2019 National Young Writers Anthology, Issue One. Soledad’s work, The Black and Blue Ritual, and Lila’s work, ok, will be available in print and eBook in December. Proper Publishing hosted their first national writing contest for middle and high school ...

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Minarets High Wins at the 92nd Annual FFA National Convention in Indianapolis

Minarets FFA Chapter at the Indy 500

By Cara Coombs, Student Reporter MINARETS — After many hours of practice, hard work, and travel, the Minarets High School Future Farmers of America won first and third place titles at the 92nd Annual FFA National Convention, held in Indianapolis from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. The Minarets chapter competed in several different competitions. The convention was four days long ...

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Mariposa County High Students Rock the Crowd With Fundraiser Show

Beat Harvest Music Program drummer Malte Salonen

MARIPOSA — The Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School was rocking to the beat last Friday night as music students of all ages performed a live concert. Admission was only five dollars and all profits went to the Beat Harvest Program and a scholarship program to pay for young people to play music. Malte Salonen, a sophomore ...

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A Lifetime Honor: Minarets National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the Minarets Honor Society!

By Johanna Ziegler, Student Journalist MINARETS — Undergoing a meticulous selection process, eleven new members have been inducted into the Minarets National Honor Society. Recognized at a ceremony in front of parents, friends, and staff, these students had to complete a rigorous application and meet the ‘four pillars’ of the organization: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. For those unfamiliar with ...

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Thanks to Coach Mike, PE at Oakhurst Elementary A Lot More Interesting

Third grade class at Oakhurst Elementary School

OAKHURST — Ever played Blob Tag, Cats in the Corner Tag, Four-Square, or raced through the American Ninja Warrior Junior course or the Eagle Agility Trail? Or maybe you’ve spent time hoola-hooping, jumping rope or racing on a scooter. Then there’s holiday favorites like Spiders and Flies, Witches Hat Tag or Poison Pumpkin Patch? From four-square to kick-ball tournament, the ...

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Raymond Knowles School 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Fisher House Foundation

Run for fun at Raymond Knowles School!

Raymond Knowles School is hosting a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Fisher House Foundation. Kids 13 and under receive special pricing automatically during registration – only $10! Start Time: 9 a.m. Price: $20 Registration ends November 3, 2019 at 12:59 a.m. Age-based pricing for 5k Run/Walk REGISTRATION STARTING     REGISTRATION ENDING          AGE          ...

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