As a former admissions officer at two different colleges, Miguel Sahagun Jr. knows what it takes for a high school graduate to make the leap into higher education. However, the San Benito High School alumnus also realizes how...
San Benito High School student Shelby O’Neil was presented the Paul Walker Foundation’s Youth Leadership Award and scholarship Aug. 11 for her ocean advocacy work, including creating a successful campaign called “No Straw November,” which asked people...
Already a three-time victor in elections for the San Benito High School District Board of Trustees dating back more than a decade, 66-year-old Steve Delay was setting up for his first trustee area race for the Nov....
The final ballots have been set for the Nov. 6 election, and the 2018 local political season has begun for San Benito county boards of education. The Free Lance sent questionnaires last week to...
The 180 fourth- through eighth-grade students who arrived to the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 13 at Hollister School District’s Accelerated Achievement Academy brought their excitement and anticipation with them to the Buena Vista Drive...
A new bell schedule for students, a new grading system for teachers and a slew of upgraded facilities for everyone on campus have San Benito High School Principal Adrian Ramirez preparing for a seamless start to the...
A new grading system—one that calls for students to receive three separate marks per class in the categories of academics, citizenship and work habits—will be expanded for the 2018-19 school year at San Benito High School. It likely will mean...
The Hollister School District is looking to engage superintendent search services to help find a permanent replacement for former superintendent Lisa Andrew, who abruptly resigned after only two years with the district. The purpose of the July 27 request for...
A measure asking the voters for $248 million worth of bonds to upgrade Gavilan College's main campus, as well as its Coyote Valley and San Benito County satellite sites, will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. The measure will require...
Representatives of the Associated Student Body, the student government at San Benito High School, had a cumulative 3.53 grade point average during the 2017-18 school term, according to an annual report by SBHS Activities Director Catalina Lemos. Lemos, who gave...

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