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YHS Sober Grad Says Thank You!

Sober Grad 2016 Yosemite High Shawnessy and Kim

Shawnessy and Kim return from shopping it out

OAKHURST — It takes a village to put on a successful Sober Grad night, and all the members of that village came together on behalf of Yosemite High’s Class of 2016 overnight from Wednesday, June 8 to 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 9.

The YHS PTA organizes Sober Grad and wants to say the biggest thank you to all of the incredibly generous supporters for another great year.

“A huge shout-out to all of our Sober Grad volunteers! Another wonderful Sober Grad Night in the books. Thank you to our parent volunteers, we couldn’t do it with out you. To our teacher and staff volunteers — you are priceless.

Women who wrap: Kim, Agnes, Kim, Shawnessy, Kelly

Women who wrap: Kim, Agnes, Kim, Shawnessy, Kelly

“All who participated have gone above and beyond and are appreciated more than words can express. We’d also like to thank all the graduates. You are amazing, as always. You are some of the best kids we have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

“Finally to this wonderful community: without your support and generous donations we would never be able to put on this wonderful event and special evening.” – Kimberly Smith, Shawnessy Gaynor and the small-but-mighty Sober Grad Committee.


Sierra Tel, Yosemite High School Student Body, Sue Graham at Oakhurst Giftworks, Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary, North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, and Yosemite Unified School District.


Advanced Auto, Aramak/Yosemite Hospitality, Bass Lake Lions Club, Big 5, Branches Books and Gifts, Casa Velasco, Joy Claiborne, Donald Cohn, Costco (Fresno), Coarsegold Car Care, Crab Cakes Family Seafood Restaurant, Kelly & LJ Fine, Grant Mercantile, Island Waterpark, Jamison & Chappel Attorneys at Law, Jack’s Butane, John’s Incredible Pizza, Wendy Kenison, Allan King, Knights of Columbus, Dr. Cecilia Massetti (Superintendant, Madera County Office of Education), Matthew’s Fine Furniture, McGoldrick & McGoldrick Attorneys at Law, Ed & Nina McGowan, Kim & Rob Meeks, Me ‘n Ed’s, Met Cinemas, Kevin & Michelle Miller and Miller’s Landing Resort, Mountain Road Rattlers, George & Meloni Mullins at Mountain Muscle, Oakhurst Lutheran Men’s Fellowship, Oakhurst Door & Millwork, Oakhurst Physical Therapy, Pak and Page, Pizza Factory, Ponderosa Telephone, Raley’s, Round Table Pizza, Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis, Soroptimist of the Sierras, Starbucks (Oakhurst), Mike Sullivan at Sullivan’s Tire & Auto Service, Target (Sierra Vista), Target (Riverside), Tenaya Lodge, The Forks Resort, The Parlor, Reg Turner, Valley Air Conditioning, Vision Academy of the Arts, Tom Wheeler, Wild Water Adventures, Yosemite Smog, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, Roxanne Zirkle.


The Landing for the location, the Oakhurst branch of the California Highway Patrol and their senior volunteers for all their help, Linda and Alan Westlund for their awesome photo booth, Raj at Tats 4 All for amazing air-brush tattoos, YHS staff members and teachers, and all of the parent volunteers.

Want to help out next year? Here’s the Facebook page for Sober Grad Night sponsored by the YHS PTA.

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Sober Grad 2016 Yosemite High goods in truck

Full load of goodies wrapped and ready for giving

Sober Grad 2016 Yosemite High games

Games, prizes, friends, food and fun = Sober Grad

Sober Grad 2016 Yosemite High door prize loot won

The room where kids stored their loot

Sober Grad 2016 Yosemite High Controlled chaos at its finest

Controlled chaos at its finest

Sober Grad 2016 Yosemite High bingo

Campstroms — awesome bingo callers forever

Sober Grad 2016 Yosemite High Prize Drawing Queens

Prize Drawing Queens stay busy

Sober Grad PTA 2016

See you in 2017




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