OAKHURST – Yosemite High School (YHS) Principal Ed Van Hoose reports on students and activities that are making news at YHS this month.
YHS Junior Allison Boyer, 16, won First Place at the Rotary Area Speech Contest, after winning the Sierra Sunrise Rotary contest earlier this year, sending her to the District competition in Ceres on Mar. 30.Boyer’s speech was on the topic of “Peace Through Service,” and according to Principal Van Hoose, the material and delivery was “well prepared and eloquent.” Yosemite Bank executive Donald Eaves chaired the area contest.
Yosemite teacher Ellen Peterson says YHS students also won Lions Club speech contests. Juniors Hunter Murphy and Victoria Bartunek won the Bass Lake Lions and Sierra Lions contests, respectively, while Senior Adrian Baker won for the Mountain Lions.
“The speech was, ‘How Can We Create and Keep Jobs in America,'” says Peterson. “The Lions Club is a wonderful and incredibly generous organization. They provided opportunities for 10 Yosemite students to compete, bought their meals and provided gifts! We look forward to next year and competing again.”
The YHS Music Department is presenting their Spring Concert on Tuesday, Mar. 26 at Mountain Christian Center, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and the Middle School Honor band.
California State University Fresno Professor Gary Gilroy will appear as special guest conductor. General admission is $4. Phone 683-4667 ext. 243 for more information.