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Turlockers win big at Occupational Olympics

Turlock High Agriculture and ROP teacher Chad Russell remembers when he competed in the Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition in 1996. The competition, along with the ROP classes he took as a student, steered him into the career he has today.

March 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Modesto Junior College welcomes new president

Modesto Junior College completed the search for a new president on Friday, selecting experienced college administrator Gaither Lowenstein. He will replace interim MJC President Kenneth White on July 1.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to speak at CSU Stanislaus fundraiser

Sarah Palin may be more at home in the snowy environs of her native Alaska, but the former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor will be in sunny Turlock on June 25, when she will serve as the guest of honor at California State University, Stanislaus' 50th Anniversary Gala.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


ROTC Inspection

Turlock High School students waited patiently Monday morning to be inspected and tested on their involvement in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The inspection is done every other year and the students are asked questions on the ranking system, their uniforms and knowledge of the program.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman senior turns up the heat in the kitchen

Lucero Hernandez is getting a head start in picking her future career path by experimenting with elective classes at Pitman High School.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut Elementary finalist in greenest school contest

Winter wind energy, summer solar energy and a school compost station are just some of the green initiatives that Walnut Elementary School students demonstrated in their video for the nation-wide competition for America's Greenest School.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock educators named finalists for Teacher of the Year

Despite these difficult times for school districts across the state - with budget cuts, pink slips and doing less with more - Stanislaus County still recognizes those teachers who continue to give their students all the tools they need to succeed. There are four teachers from the Turlock Unified School District who were named as finalists in the 2010 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year contest.

March 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut student driving force behind Haiti relief coin drive

Third grader Tanner Blankenship was sad when he heard about the 7.0 earthquake that rocked the town of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Wanting to help, he asked his mom if they could adopt a child from Haiti.

March 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Democracy in Action

Turlock High students tallied their ballots to pick the new Associated Student Body representatives for next year during their 21st Annual Election Convention on Friday. Students volunteered to represent each state with the number of electoral votes each state would typically get in a United States presidential election. Each state selected their new ASB representatives after each person running for a position gave a speech. There were a total of six positions that each state voted for including the ASB President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spirit Leaders and School Board Representative.

March 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Debely project to begin in April

The Turlock Unified School District is moving forward with construction for the Joe Debely renovation project starting April 5 after a request to wait made by the Turlock Citizens Coalition was denied Tuesday.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Bully-free read in

Crowell Elementary School Assistant Principal Robert Lanz read a bully-free book titled "The Bully from the Black Lagoon" to Sally Dickinson's second grade class on Tuesday. Crowell was just one school that participated in the Bully-Free Read In throughout the Turlock Unified School District this week. Each school pulled bully-free books from their libraries to read to their classes. The Rotary Club also donated new bully-free books.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


District goes green to save some green

Budget cuts are hitting everyone hard, forcing many organizations to layoff valuable workers including the Turlock Unified School District who has sent out 76 pink slips this year. In effort to save money, without more painful layoffs, the TUSD has gone green with an energy conservation.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students receive scholarships to further agricultural studies

Over 23 local students moved one step closer to pursing their lifetime careers in the agriculture business on Monday with the help of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus students to vote on funding union expansion

On March 29 and 30, California State University, Stanislaus students will be asked to vote on a $27 million expansion of the University Student Union that would eventually increase student fees by $150 per semester if approved.

March 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Aim High

Representatives from the Air Force visited the Pitman campus Friday morning to educate students on the wide range of jobs they could take on during a career in the United States Air Force. Students at Pitman High School checked out an U.S. Air Force Supercar, a Ford Mustang known as "X-1." The Supercar is used to showcase how one's passion for cars and mechanics can turn into a career in the U.S. Air Force.

March 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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More prospective students choosing CSU Stanislaus

The demand for California State University, Stanislaus is growing and now the campus has the numbers to prove it.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Criminal justice students seek community's help in getting to national conference

Amidst the media frenzy surrounding actions of law enforcement throughout the country, California State University, Stanislaus' Criminal Justice Club, Sigma Chi Upsilon, wants the community to know that they are striving to earn both the knowledge and experience needed to protect and serve.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Elimination of final exam schedule leaves students, teachers reeling

Winter break cannot come soon enough for students and teachers at Pitman and Turlock high schools who are undergoing the aftermath of a district decision that saw the elimination of a final exam schedule, resulting in multiple final tests in one day.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stitching together for those in need

For many girls, a new dress is all it takes to get into the holiday spirit.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denham nominates local students for military academies

Maria Martinez admits that when her dad first introduced her to the United States Air Force Academy she was not interested.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified on its way to fiscal recovery

For the first time in over two years, Denair Unified School District received news that merited applause during a Board of Trustees meeting.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus recognized for volunteer efforts

California State University, Stanislaus is wrapping up the semester, but not before earning yet another prestigious achievement.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School cadets take aim

There is no questioning that Turlock High School junior Larry Maloney is one sharp shooter. Just last month, Maloney garnered the highest score nationwide during his participation in the Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps marksmanship program.

December 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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