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Raising the bar

By ohtadmin | June 21, 2018

Sierra Foothill Charter School held its annual Track and Field Day before the end of the school year. Students from all grade levels were divided into teams with equal numbers of ages represented. They were told the week before what their team color was and asked to dress in that color if possible. On the day of the event, they […]

Standout performances

By ohtadmin | June 21, 2018

Two Mariposa County High School softball players received scholarships following the Paul Leonardo Memorial Softball Tournament, held last Tuesday at Livingston High School (see related story). Kiya Smith (left) and Violet Matlock (right) both received $500 scholarships from the memorial’s scholarship fund. The tournament is held annually but this year was the first year the Southern Athletic League had players […]

Handful of county athletes run in Shadow of the Giants race

By ohtadmin | June 21, 2018

A handful of Mariposa County residents competed in this year’s Shadow of the Giants race. The 50K event was held June 9 in Fish Camp. It also featured a 20K fun run. The top finisher in the 50K was 28-year-old Matthew Morales of Visalia, with a time of 3:45:57. Of the county athletes, the top runner was Scott Wolowiec of […]

Barrel race event is set

By ohtadmin | June 21, 2018

This one of a kind knife was donated to the barrel race event by Kelly Vella. A thin blue line graces the handle. This will be in the silent auction at the Law Enforcement Officer Benefit Barrel Race June 23 in La Grange. Submitted photoAn exciting event will be held this Saturday for barrel racers in the area. The second […]

Academic honors given at MCHS awards night

By ohtadmin | June 21, 2018

The MCHS Academic Boosters Club sponsors letters and bars (for putting on jackets, bulletin boards and more) for students who maintain a 3.5 or greater grade point average throughout the school year. Submitted photo The hard work of students was recognized at two events held May 31 and June 5. Mariposa County High School held its Achievement Award Nights for […]

District to hire attendance specialist with grant funds

By ohtadmin | June 21, 2018

Superintendent Robin Hopper (left) and MCUSD school board president Wayne Forsythe (right) give Debbie Peters (center) of Sierra Tel a plaque in honor of the donations from the local phone and internet company. Photos by Matt JohnsonFurther details and insight were shed last week on a new position in the Mariposa County Unified School District. At last Thursday’s school board […]

Woodland students focused heavily on science this year

By ohtadmin | June 21, 2018

One science-related project at Woodland was held when a guest speaker, a Yosemite Park Ranger, talked to Woodland fourth graders about the effects of plastic on the black bear. The ranger also talked to the students about watersheds during her visit. Submitted photoSix Woodland Elementary School fourth graders from Jennifer Beavers’ class spent a weekend prior to the end of […]

Art in their hearts

By ohtadmin | June 21, 2018

Sierra Foothill Charter School teacher Teena Starchman’s third and fourth graders went to the Fresno Art Museum before the end of the school year. They were led on a tour of the museum, viewing various exhibits by artists demonstrating many different art styles, including an exhibit featuring an array of children’s book illustrators. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required […]

They’re on the path to success

By ohtadmin | June 21, 2018

Greeley Hill Elementary recently celebrated its 2018 kindergarten graduates, which included, from left: Gage Laffranchi, Nathan Burke, Andres “Frankie” Guinn Gutierez and Braelyn Yanez. Submitted photosGreeley Hill Elementary eighth grade student Dominic Rodrigues (center) was promoted to ninth grade and plans to attend Mariposa County High School in the fall. Rodrigues is standing with teacher Julia Burns (left) and District […]

McCord named to Dean’s List

By ohtadmin | June 21, 2018

Shannon McCord, a sophomore major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean’s List with High Distinction for the spring 2018 semester. McCord is a 2013 home school graduate and a resident of Mariposa. Students eligible for the Dean’s List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean’s List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to […]