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FFA releases award winners, new officers

Kannon GibsonMariposa FFA has released its 2020 award winners and its list of future officers. Normally, a popular springtime event would be held in the Mariposa County High School auditorium to announce each winner. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the FFA made the announcements on social media last week. Award winners Star Greenhand: AubreySwiftStar Chapter Farmer: DavisBryantMost Improved Ag Student:Morgan […]

Merced College to recognize class of 2020 virtually

Merced Community College District will confer a total of 3,265 degrees or certificates for the 2019-2020 academic year. Graduates will be honored virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Merced College photo Merced College (MC) will honor its 2020 graduates virtually and with a gift during the week of commencement. The commencement ceremony traditionally held in May was cancelled due […]

Students in need of art supplies

Mariposa’s students need help! Without their classrooms, students across the county are in desperate need of art and school supplies right now. To lend a hand, the Mariposa County Arts Council recently gave away its entire art supply stash to students across the county. But supplies only covered around 100 individual packets and there are hundreds more students in need. […]

Part 13: Microfiction stories in 100 words or less

TRAVELS WITH STARCHMAN

Bryan StarchmanEditor’s note: Bryan Starchman is an English and drama teacher at Mariposa County High School. He was taking a sabbatical to go on an adventure across the United States to see historic or noteworthy sites. He has been writing regular columns about his adventure for this newspaper and was planning to publish a book based on his experience. Due […]

Green Team was a dream team for its members

Middle school students focused on helping the environment


From left, Green Team members Hope Hespenheide, Annie Bryant and Ethan Southerland conduct a Litter Analysis. Submitted photo The Green Team. It sounds almost like a group of superheroes. And in a way, it is. The Green Team is a partnership between Mariposa County Unified School District teacher Jen Beavers, NatureBridge and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Through this afterschool group, […]

MCHS Art Department holding a virtual show

 Quarantine can’t lock down the creative spirit of area youth. The Mariposa County High School Art Department will be holding a Virtual Art Show in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, May 22. All MCHS students are welcome to submit pieces. The theme is “These Times.” All art mediums and styles are accepted. […]

Coulterville High’s student of the month Ramirez is honored

Trinity RamirezTrinity Ramirez is being recognized as Coulterville High School’s student of the month because she maintains a continuous positive attitude toward peers, teachers and assignments. School administrators said Ramirez is always willing to put in the extra time and effort to make sure her assignments are completed on time. During this “distance learning” time, Ramirez pushed herself to stay […]

Locals among graduates from Stanislaus State

Stanislaus State will recognize more than 3,000 candidates for graduation as a part of the Class of 2020. Graduates will be awarded bachelor’s, master’s, credentials and doctorate degrees. The following local students are set to earn degrees: • Erik Yeley of La Grange is set to graduate with a bachelor of science in business administration • Jacob Johnson of Mariposa […]

Yosemite High welcomes new assistant principal

Yosemite Unified School District and Yosemite High School have welcomed Todd Partin as the newest addition to the Badger family. Partin will serve as assistant principal at Yosemite High School. Partin, originally from Winchester, Indiana, a small town near Indianapolis, moved to the area after retiring from the Air Force. Partin’s experience in the Air Force included serving as a […]

Part 12: The show must go on; play to be performed online

TRAVELS WITH STARCHMAN

Bryan Starchman treasured his time in NYC, as the two photos above show. Submitted photosEditor’s note: Bryan Starchman is an English and drama teacher at Mariposa County High School. He was taking a sabbatical to go on an adventure across the United States to see historic or noteworthy sites. He has been writing regular columns about his adventure for this […]


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