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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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Yosemite’s Chris Ward Chosen For City County All Star Game

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School senior baseball player Chris Ward has been chosen for the City County All Star baseball game on Friday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Chukchansi Park, confirms the school’s athletic director, Rusty Oetinger. For the City County game, the number one position player is selected by the coach and is voted on by all coaches ...

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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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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Supports STEM Class

COARSEGOLD — Rivergold’s future scientists are currently grateful to the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club for their generous Pocket Lab grant. Pocket Labs connect — with a single button — to a smart phone, tablet, or Chromebook and instantly stream data that users can see and record. With the Pocket Labs, students are testing the magnitude of a magnet’s magnetic field ...

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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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Badger Baseball Bounces Back, Heads To Monache

OAKHURST — Badgers baseball continued their great season for a bit longer this week, says Yosemite High School athletic director Rusty Oetinger, and hopes are that today’s game at Monache  High School in Porterville will follow suit. “Coached by James Gillespy, the Badgers went to #4 Dos Palos as the 13th seed in the D-4 playoff Bracket,” says Oetinger. “The ...

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