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Upper Merced River Watershed Council awards 2018 scholarships

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council has awarded two $500 scholarships to Mariposa County High School seniors. Dawn Canapary, who will be attending Oberlin College, and Blake Atkins, who will be attending the University of California Berkeley, are this year’s recipients. The two seniors are embarking on careers in the sciences. The UMRWC is an umbrella organization sponsoring various citizen […]

Fiester honored

Rod Fiester (left) received a handful of commendations recently upon his retirement from the Mariposa County Unified School District, as well for his service as a United States veteran. Fiester has served for many years as a music instructor throughout the school district. The commendations were from: Senator Diane Feinstien, Senator Kamala Harris, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, Senator […]

Two from MCHS honored

Two Mariposa County High School graduates were recipients of the 2018 North/South Rotary Scholarship. Walt Palmer (shown in back row, sixth from left) and Dawn Canapary (not pictured) each received $1,000. The scholarship is funded by money raised from the annual Rotary North-South All-Star Football Classic. Palmer plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, while Canapary plans to attend Oberlin […]

JCF Back 2 School health fair is set

A free health fair is aimed at helping prepare students for school next fall. The Back 2 School Health Fair is being hosted by the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. It will be held on two dates at two locations in Mariposa County. It will be held Saturday, July 28 at JCFHD Fremont Family Physicians (5189 Hospital Road) from 11 […]

Academic honors given at MCHS awards night

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



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

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

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

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

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 […]


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