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Wakefield students have ‘no excuses’

There is a simple theory that if you tell kids over and over again they are unlikely to succeed because they come from bad neighborhoods and are growing up in poverty, they will do exactly what society tells them to do, which is fail.

April 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Cancer doesn’t keep Osborn student down

If you ever get a chance to meet Adham Hamza it will be hard to forget him. He has that much personality. He has been known to literally talk non-stop for hours and the whole time he will have a smile on his face and unrelenting enthusiasm for wherever his creative mind takes him.

March 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Julien students blast math at competition

A group of sixth-grade students from Julien Elementary in Turlock recently competed in the Stanislaus County Math Blast. More than 200 sixth-grade students from across the county participated in the event.

March 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar student earns dairy scholarship

Modesto Junior College student and Hilmar resident Karessa Mann was selected as a 2011 scholarship recipient by the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), a national milk marketing cooperative.

March 29, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Crowell principal earns top honors

Before Linda Alaniz became principal of Crowell Elementary School in Turlock five years ago, there was a slight disconnect between parent, teachers and administrators. While the school was functioning, it wasn't doing so at its highest level, according to numerous parents and teachers on campus.

March 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local students excel at Occupational Olympics

The 26th Annual Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition was held Wednesday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock. More than 800 students from county high schools participated in 23 competitive events. In addition to the events 54 business and industry representatives exhibited and spoke to students during the Career Expo.

March 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlocker named Middle School Teacher of the Year

Turlock resident Jeanne Hartman, a resource specialist teacher at Empire Elementary K-8 School in Empire, was recently named the California League of Middle Schools' "Middle School Educator of the Year."

March 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Junior high rallies ‘Just for Jeremiah’

About a month ago Turlock Junior High School seventh grader Jeremiah Coghill started feeling ill. He was weak, had random nose bleeds, and was sleeping 20 hours a day and he had lost 15 pounds.

March 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pentathlon athletes bring home top honors

Denair Middle School seventh-grade students were big winners at The Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, held last Saturday in Modesto. The Pentathlon is a one-day, five-event competition for county seventh and eighth grade students. After weeks of coaching, studying and preparation, students gather and are tested on their knowledge in literature, math, science, social science, speech and essay writing. Other local seventh grade winners included Sarah Reedy (TJHS- silver in social-science) and Zac Worsham (TJHS- silver in super quiz). Eighth grade winners were Jacob Faulder (TJHS- gold in social-science, bronze in essay), Irvin Ochoa (TJHS- bronze in essay, bronze in super ...

March 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU system faces drastic cuts in enrollment, employees

The California State University system will likely enroll at least 10,000 fewer students and cut employees to meet a $550 million funding gap, according to a report delivered to the CSU Board of Trustees Tuesday.

March 22, 2011 | | Education


Math wiz

Alexander Aliaga, an eighth grader at Turlock Junior High School, took home the top spot in mathematics at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Academic Pentathlon last weekend. Aliaga competed in the "Honors" division for students who have a grade point average of 3.75 to 4.0. He answered questions for algebra 1 and geometry to earn his math title. He also took home a third place finish for language and literature. He led Turlock Junior High to third place overall at the competition.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Musical partnership

Students from Dutcher and Turlock Junior High schools teamed up to perform in front of a nearly sold out crowd at Pitman High School during the District Music Festival on Tuesday. More than 720 students throughout Turlock Unified School District will participate in the festival, which spans four shows in four nights this week.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Good citizen award

The Turlock chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Hilmar Middle School student Alexandra Britton the DAR Good Citizenship Award on Friday. The Hilmar eighth grader was selected by several teachers who recognized her qualities in five categories: honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.

March 22, 2011 | | Education


Student overcomes loss of teacher, friend

For most high school seniors the start of their final year on campus is a time of excitement and determination for meeting their goal of graduation. For Denair High School senior Leina Mansilla the start of her senior year was a time of tragedy and confusion.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Cooking up a win

For Turlock High School, last year's Iron Chef loss to cross-town rival Pitman High was a bitter pill to swallow. This year, however, the Bulldogs took the lion's share of points and emerged the winner of the second annual Iron Chef Turlock, held Saturday evening at the Assyrian-American Civic Club.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Turlock student flourishes at new school; leaves bullies in the past

Just over a year ago, Breanna Mendoza was unsure if she would ever graduate eighth grade.

May 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


New president selected for Stanislaus State

As graduates of Stanislaus State move on to bigger and better things, the university has welcomed a new face to lead the school into the ...

May 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock students among scholarship winners

The Stanislaus Community Foundation and its scholarship partners awarded scholarships totaling over $57,000 to local students for the 2016-17 academic school year.

May 24, 2016 | | Education


Graduation time

Turlock Adult School held its commencement ceremony on Wednesday, kicking off Turlock's graduation season. Students in the area will be marching to the beat ...

May 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Cunningham Elementary salutes veterans at State Float Parade

Fifth grade students at Cunningham Elementary got a chance to display their float-building expertise on Wednesday when the school held its annual State Float Parade ...

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair announces new principals for high school, middle school and elementary campuses

When school starts again in Denair, students and staff will welcome new principals at three campuses. Kara Backman will take over at Denair High School ...

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Nine 'Golden Grads' ready to relive their 1966 Stan State commencement

Stanislaus State was a very different campus in 1966 than it is today. But then, so was the city of Turlock.

May 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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