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Minarets CSF Hosts 10th Annual Blood Drive

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By Hazel Taintor, student journalist for Minarets Press Minarets’ California Scholarship Federation (CSF) will be hosting Minarets’ 10th annual blood drive through the Central California Blood Center on Nov. 18 in the gym from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Donating blood is extremely important to hospitals as blood transfusions are required for surgeries and other operations. Every two seconds, someone ...

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The Effects of Social Media

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By Stevi Valenzuela, student journalist for Minarets Press Social media has been a big problem ever since its beginning. More recently, it has more or less taken over the lives of teenagers all over the globe. Apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Tik-Tok, Twitter, and Discord have ruled young minds for some time now. We need to talk about it. Over time, ...

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Paige Camacho, a Rising Star in Agriscience

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By Cassidy Gibbs, student journalist for Minarets Press Paige Camacho was the 2021 winner of Division 3 Power, Structural, and Technical Systems in Agriscience in California. She also made it to the top 10 in the nation. Her project included testing the effects of UVA and UVB on the skin and what damage it could cause over long periods of ...

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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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Students See ‘Government Is Made Of Real People’

By Lauren Childers — O’NEALS — Our very own State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow took a day off from his job at the State Capitol in Sacramento recently to visit Minarets High School’s class of 2019 seniors and give them advice as they advance following graduation. The purpose of the Assemblyman’s visit was to inform the senior class about how government ...

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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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Strength And Pride In The Marine Corps

By Jordan Tuttle — O’NEALS — Nothing makes our school happier than seeing students succeed in achieving their goals. Seeing kids heading out to the college of their dreams makes both the teachers and students very proud. While college is great, one of the most selfless things someone can do is to join one of the branches of the military ...

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Minarets Baseball: Ready For The Challenge

By Colby Jobinger — O’Neals — Playoff baseball is in full swing at Minarets High School. On Wednesday, May 15, the semifinal game between the Minarets Mustangs and the Caruthers Blue Raiders was a high intensity matchup. Both teams’ starting pitchers pitched extremely well and the stakes were high going into the later innings. During the third inning Senior Chris ...

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Minarets FFA: State Champs, Finals And Private Disneyland

By Colby Jobinger and Jordan Tuttle O’NEALS — In order to grow their leadership skills and wrap up their year, Minarets FFA members traveled to the State FFA Leadership Conference. Members attended sessions where they heard the inspirational retiring addresses of FFA State Officers, along with speeches from Alex Sheen, creator of Because I Said I Would, a ‘social movement ...

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Reiley And Jake Take The FFA Cake

By Colby Jobinger — O’NEALS — What’s better than one FFA Regional Officer? Two FFA Regional Officers! Two members of Minarets FFA were recently selected to serve on the 2019-2020 Regional Officer team, which is the second highest officer position an FFA member can hold. Junior Reiley Stenberg and sophomore Jake Dowell will assume their respective positions as East-Fresno Madera ...

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