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June 24, 2022

Art students show off their talents

Art students at San Benito High School spent the year learning how to use their abilities and education to create helpful resources, solve problems and work together on any project that comes their way. About 500 Baler art students got a chance to show off...

Gavilan student awarded $20K scholarship

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Aileen Romero, Associated Students of Gavilan College Region IV Representative, was accepted to UC Santa Cruz and was awarded the $20,000 Pister Scholarship. The Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Scholarship was established in 1993 by former UCSC chancellor Karl S. Pister to increase opportunities for...

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Gavilan student awarded $20K scholarship  Aileen Romero, Associated Students of Gavilan College Region IV Representative, was accepted to UC Santa Cruz and was awarded the $20,000 Pister Scholarship. The Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Scholarship was established in 1993 by former UCSC chancellor Karl S. Pister...

Youth Alliance visits Indian Canyon

As part of a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, Youth Alliance recently had the opportunity to participate in a visit to Indian Canyon, a ceremonial site for local indigenous people south of Hollister.  Young people were immersed into this space by...

Hollister School District makes gains with English learners

The Hollister School District has made significant improvements over the past year with reclassification of English learners and reducing necessary interventions for struggling students.  The district reported eight of 10 schools showed improvements with students moving out of needing academic interventions. Meanwhile, a growing number...

Enthusiastic crowds enjoy ‘The Addams Family’

With more than 700 people attending the opening weekend of San Benito High School’s “The Addams Family,” the production has already demonstrated how excited the local community is for live theater to return, the show’s director noted. “The crowds had so much energy, they laughed...

STEAM Expo winners announced

The San Benito County Office of Education's Annual STEAM Expo took place March 16, featuring more than 290 students who entered science and STEAM projects in six different categories.  The Overall Science Project Award winner was Kendyl Gamble, of Aromas Elementary School, says a press...

School Board moves forward with layoffs

Special to the Free Lance The Hollister School Board of Trustees voted to lay off an additional 26 employees on March 10.  Although the board met on March 3 and made the decision to lay off 33 staff members, Superintendent Erika Sanchez showed in her budget...

Hollister schools receive federal funds for internet connectivity

Local elementary and high schools will receive nearly $450,000 in federal funds to help improve internet connectivity and learning opportunities for students at home, according to Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s office. The funds are part of a $14.9 million package for the 20th U.S. Congressional District,...

SBHS students set to return to stage for ‘The Addams Family’

San Benito High School students are getting ready to return to the stage for the first time in nearly two years, with their upcoming production of “The Addams Family.” The cast of 28 talented students have been practicing since early January to prepare the show...

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