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Students At Six Schools Recognized For Perfect Attendance

OAKHURST — North Fork Elementary student Dean Farmer is dedicated to his education and that stick-to-it attitude was rewarded at school’s end this year, when he was given a sweet new trail bike for his efforts. Six local elementary schools awarded bikes donated by Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis for students who achieved perfect attendance this year, according to Kiwanis member Jim ...

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‘Honor Is Everything’ In Japan: YHS Wrestler Nic Guynn On Cultural Exchange

By Anne Guynn — OAKHURST — Yosemite High School (YHS) junior Nicolas Guynn returned on June 30 from a ten-day wrestling tour in Japan with Team USA California’s Cultural Exchange Program. From Tokyo, the thirteen-member team and three coaches flew to Okinawa where they trained and competed for three days. Next, they flew to Kagoshima where they boarded chartered buses, ...

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Underwater Robotics Team Wins ‘Guts And Glory’ Award

OAKHURST — Glacier High School’s underwater robotics team Altum Operations has resurfaced following an elite international ROV competition in Kingsport, Tenn., last weekend — as winners of the ‘Guts and Glory’ Award. There were, 70 teams and 810 students from 19 countries competing in the event, held June 20 – 22. Altum Operations was recognized for their amazing ability to ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Seeks Board Member, Area 1

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District is now accepting applications for Board Trustee Member – Area 1 following the resignation of Tim Curley. Candidates must live in Trustee Area 1, Coarsegold. Click here to see a map of Trustee Area boundaries. Potential candidates may obtain a Letter of Application on the District website. Questions? Contact Raylene Trent by email or ...

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Saving The Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club

OAKHURST — About three dozen people turned out Monday night for an emergency ‘Call to Action’ meeting organized to help save the local Boys & Girls Club. The nonprofit club, which has been operating in Oakhurst since 1999, announced last week it would be temporarily closing for the summer at the end of June because of an ongoing lack of ...

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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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