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Seniors gain wisdom at annual brunch event



Carmen Ortiz (center), a former student at Mariposa County High School, spoke to current seniors about her life after high school during the annual senior brunch event held last Thursday in Mariposa. A few other MCHS graduates returned to speak to the class of 2019 about life after high school. Other speakers included Heidi Dulcich, Jeff Aranguena, Kristina Allen and […]

Stepping up to help

Submitted photoWoodland Elementary first grade teacher Chris Forsythe (middle) received a check recently from John (left) and Joan McCamman (right) of Kids First. The Kids First check for $490 will fund physical education gross motor skills development. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. […]

Putting kids first

Submitted photoKids First board members Joan McCamman (left) and John McCamman (right) presented a $365 check to Woodland Elementary teacher Sally Stitt for STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Math) learning for her kindergarten class. Kids First is a local service organization that raises money to support teachers and classrooms. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this […]

Drama donation

Submitted photoKids First board member Tom Ritter (right) delivered a check for $460 to Mariposa County High School drama teacher Bryan Starchman (left) to purchase a shotgun microphone, a handheld stabilizer for a iPhone and a curved monitor. Starchman wants to record and review all of the drama class rehearsals as well as in class scenes with his students, so […]

Help for high school

Submitted photoKids First board member Tom Ritter presented Mariposa County High School history teacher Stephanie Bobman with a check for $432 for history and geography games, which are already being put to use. … 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? Please click […]

Big boost

Submitted photoTeacher Michelle Jones (middle) was the fourth teacher at Woodland Elementary to receive a check from Kids First in this spring round of mini grants. Presented by board members John (left) and Joan McCamman (right), the check for $500 will go toward language arts games for her kindergarteners. … An online subscription is required to view news content on […]

Greeley Hill gift

Submitted photoKids First board member Judy Eppler (left) is shown presenting Jesus Rubio of Greeley Hill a check for $264 for his counseling program. … 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? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free […]

Area students qualify for MathCON



From left, Tyler Pike, Xavier Dacanay, Robert Collins and Jonah Dacanay are shown. The group will be going to Chicago for the students to compete in a major national math contest. Photo by Matt Johnson Three local students will be competing at a national math competition this spring. Tyler Pike, as well as brothers Xavier Dacanay and Jonah Dacanay, each […]

Helpful hand

Submitted photoKids First board members John (left) and Joan McCamman (right) visited Woodland Elementary and presented second grade teacher Kim Alison a check for $454 for her project, “Access to Multi-Sensory Platforms.” … 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? Please click here to […]

Be your best: Career Day is coming to MCHS



Dr. Eric Sergienko of the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency is shown during MCHS’s Career Day in 2017. A number of activities this year will be aimed at helping youth prepare for future jobs. Photo by Matt JohnsonPreparing youth for life as an employable adult is one purpose of an upcoming annual event slated at Mariposa County High […]


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