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August 15, 2022

Youth competition makes a splash in Hollister

San Benito Aquatics and Hollister High School hosted more than 650 swimmers from throughout northern California and Nevada this past weekend for the 2022 Pacific Swimming Summer Junior Olympics.  The competition took place at the school’s swimming facilities July 8-10. Among the competitors were two...

Local Scene: Academic honors

McAbee graduates from ‘Bama Ireland McAbee, of Hollister, received a bachelor’s of science degree in education from the University of Alabama. The university awarded 5,907 degrees during its spring commencement ceremonies on May 6-8, according to a press release. Locals named to Dean’s List Hollister residents Claire...

58 graduate from Anzar High School

Anzar High School’s Class of 2022 graduated during a June 8 ceremony with family, friends and faculty at the school’s San Juan Bautista campus. A total of 58 graduating seniors collectively earned more than 4,000 hours of service learning and 313 graduation exhibitions, Anzar...

Office of Education celebrates Employees of Year

The San Benito County Office of Education on May 31 recognized the Certificated and Classified Employees of the year from schools throughout the county.  The annual SBCOE Employee of the Year celebration recognizes education staff who “challenge, motivate and inspire students,” says a press release...

Graduates move forward

San Benito High School teachers, faculty and parents ushered more than 700 graduates of the Class of 2022 into adulthood at the school’s June 3 commencement ceremony. The festivities took place on the San Benito High campus multi-purpose field in Hollister. For his commencement address, San...

Orthodontists provide scholarships to students

Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics presented $2,000 scholarships to five seniors from area high schools. In Hollister, Julien Garcia of San Benito High School received a scholarship. Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics’ history of philanthropy dates back to 1988 when Dr. Bas W. Wafelbakker bought the practice in Gilroy. Today,...

Groups raise funds for student internet access 

Headed by the San Juan Bautista Rotary and the Aromas-San Juan Community Schools Foundation, a coalition of community groups have raised $40,000 needed to secure a $200,000 federal grant to upgrade equipment to provide internet to local schools. The 4-1 match from the federal E-Rate...

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...

Local Scene: Fiber optic course offered at Gav

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...

Letter to the editor: To build or not to build

For many years there has been discussion about building a second public high school in Hollister, and it appears that the San Benito High School district board and administration is “getting serious” about making this happen. As I wrote before, I think their suggesting...

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