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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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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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Bass Lake School District Plugs Into Sun

AHWAHNEE — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District (BLUSD) hosted a “Plug into the Sun” celebration Thursday at Wasuma Elementary School. The event was held to unveil a new solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will provide 75 percent of the school district’s overall electricity needs. The PV system will reduce the district’s carbon footprint and save a significant amount ...

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Underwater Robotics Team Needs Support To Compete

OAKHURST — A group of local students has achieved a high water mark when it comes to remotely operated vehicles. Altum is a Latin word that means, among other definitions, ‘deep water,’ explains Glacier High School instructor John Rumohr. “It’s also the name of a highly successful underwater robotics team at Glacier High School: Altum Operations. ” The team’s mentor ...

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Yosemite Senior Puts Cash Into Wasuma’s Solar Suitcases

OAKHURST — A Yosemite High School student in the graduating class of 2019 has raised a significant amount of money for a local elementary school’s worldwide outreach solar energy program. For his senior project, a standard requirement that has students complete at least 20 hours of documented community service, YHS senior Ryan O’Meara chose to raise money for the global ...

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Local Student Awarded National Honor Society Scholarship

By Minarets Press Staff — O’NEALS — Minarets High School senior Kaitlynn Linderholm is one of 575 semifinalists receiving a National Honor Society (NHS) scholarship. Linderholm was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education. For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities. The current ...

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New YHS Principal Vows to Hit the Ground ‘Listening’

COARSEGOLD — “My number one core value is that we be here for our students,” says Dr. Stephanie Osowski, the new principal at Yosemite High School. “I have two ears and one mouth for a reason. My job initially will be to listen to what everybody is telling me. I want to hear their concerns — and their celebrations.” Dr. ...

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Oakhurst And Madera College Centers Welcome New President

OAKHURST — A new and exciting chapter has begun at Madera and Oakhurst Community College Centers, as Angel Reyna takes over as president of both campuses as of Monday, May 20. He is the first on-campus president in school history, according to the State Center Community College District (SCCCD). Mr. Reyna comes to the SCCCD from Renton Technical College in ...

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No Limits For Oakhurst Native, Now College Grad

OAKHURST — A college graduation is important to celebrate for any family. Perhaps in this case, there was extra cause for jubilation, as the graduate in question has unquestionably overcome some of life’s challenges with grace and perseverance beyond the usual proportions. Despite being born blind and having been diagnosed early on with autism, Oakhurst native Brittany Donley graduated from ...

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