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Scholarships available for students interested in transportation careers

By ohtadmin | December 27, 2018

High school seniors could earn a $1,000 scholarship from Caltrans District 10 and the California Transportation Foundation. The scholarship will be open to graduating seniors from Mariposa, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus or Tulomne counties, or the child of a Caltrans employee working within District 10’s geographical boundaries. Candidates must possess a grade point average of 2.6 or […]

Allen graduates with PhD from UC Merced

By ohtadmin | December 27, 2018

Over 140 students took part in UC Merced’s fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15, at The Art Kamangar Center in the historic Merced Theatre in downtown Merced. Students receiving their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees were honored together at commencement, with accomplished alum, and member of UC Merced’s first graduating class, David Do (’09) serving as the commencement speaker. […]

Sexton honored for music ability

By ohtadmin | December 27, 2018

Elle SextonMusic teacher Gail Vanderslik announced this month that Elle Sexton is student of the month for December. Sexton is 11 years old and in the sixth grade. She is the daughter of Monique and Jason Sexton. Elle has been playing the bells for three years. “Elle is being awarded this honor for excellence in music,” said Vanderslik. “She just […]

FFA fantastic finish

By ohtadmin | December 27, 2018

Submitted photoAt the Minarets Natural Resource Contest on Dec. 15, the Mariposa County High School FFA placed as the third “high team” with many individual honors. The Natural Resource Team will compete at Sierra Tollhouse on Jan. 12, Grassy Valley on Jan. 19 and the top four individuals will make up the state finals team to compete at Reedley College […]

Art adventure

By ohtadmin | December 27, 2018

Submitted photoPete Bothwell’s students from Mariposa County High School visited the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, Dec. 13. Bothwell (far right) often takes his students on trips to nearby museums and art centers. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not […]

Literature learning

By ohtadmin | December 27, 2018

Submitted photoJust prior to the holiday break, students in Mariposa County High School’s AP Literature presented creative projects tied to reading “The Scarlet Letter.” Shown from left are students Will Harris and Luke Atkins. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? […]

Christmas creations

By ohtadmin | December 27, 2018

Submitted photoErika Miranda’s fifth and sixth graders at Sierra Foothill Charter School made their classroom festive and colorful prior to Christmas with a directed drawing art project. They looked at several examples of classic nutcrackers and noted features they all shared. Then, students received guidance on proportions to make all drawings similar, but were encouraged to make their own unique […]

Pioneer donates

By ohtadmin | December 27, 2018

Submitted photoSierra Foothill Charter School officials are extending thanks to Pioneer Market for the $403 check it recently gave to the school as part of its sports program. Pioneer donates back to SFCS 1 percent of every dollar purchased as indicated by the receipts submitted to the store by the school. SFCS will put the money towards physical education and […]

Season of giving

By ohtadmin | December 27, 2018

Submitted photoAndrea Contreras’ seventh and eighth graders at Sierra Foothill Charter School organized a holiday food and toy drive. It was a success. Students collected over 874 items, which was over 300 more than last year. SFCS officials thank everyone who donated. They said special thanks goes out to Hannah LaRoche, Chris Ramirez and Jeff Totten for delivering the donations […]

Fishing opportunities abound despite hatchery issues in parts of the state

By ohtadmin | December 27, 2018

can be enjoyed by young and old. Specific plants of catchable trout are planned at 53 waters in 25 counties across California between now and Jan. 4. Submitted photoThe winter holidays are a popular time for people to enjoy recreational trout fishing, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) trout hatcheries plan to provide plenty of opportunities for […]