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Paraeducators gather around Public Service Employee Field Representative Justine Shatney as they listened to her speak about recent contract negotiations in front of the Sunnyside School Administration offices on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The three-year collective bargain agreement is set to expire…

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SUNNYSIDE – Paraeducators of Public School Employees (PSE) of Washington SEIU Local 1948, chose to demonstrate their unified position out front of the district offices at 1110 S. 6th St. last Wednesday, August 7.

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SUNNYSIDE — Holding a spinning bicycle tire while standing on a rotating platform was a popular exhibit when the Pacific Science Center mobile van rolled into town last Friday.

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SUNNYSIDE — When it comes to weeding pastureland, the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group calls the process “land stewardship.”

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Sunnyside middle school’s Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter traveled to the National TSA Conference in Washington D.C. this summer.

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BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University has awarded Gloria N. Guizar of Grandview a $953 Woodring College of Education Equity and Diversity Committee Scholarship.

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MABTON—Artz-Fox Elementary School has released its fourth quarter Principal’s List for students earning all 4s and Honor Roll for students earning all threes and fours.

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SPOKANE — Cheree Lapierre of Sunnyside is a graduate of Whitworth University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Mathematics.

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NEWBERG, Ore. — A 2018 Grandview High School graduate, Mercedes Mendoza, has earned a place on the George Fox University Dean’s List for spring 2019.

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HAMILTON, N.Y — Michael Rodriguez received a Bachelor of Arts degree Summa Cum Laude at Colgate University’s 198th Commencement on May 19.

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ALL SYSTEMS GO — Sunnyside Middle School System Control Team of Brian Lopez, Calvin Copenhaver and Cain Rodriguez placed in the top 10 at the National Technology Student Association Conference in Washington, D.C. this past week. Also pictured are Anna Garcia, Sarah Raihl, Harry Raihl, Anthon…

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TOPPENISH — Heritage University has again been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Pacific Power Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing degrees in the health sciences and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

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SUNNYSIDE — As another elementary school year rambled to an end with a traditional trek to Central Park for a brown bag lunch on June 11, followed by a pool session of water fun with classmates, the rite of campus achievement marked a new chapter for soon to be middle school students.

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JUNE STANDOUTS - Sun Valley Elementary School June Students of the Month are, front row, from left; Kevin Mendoza, Michael England, Victor Nunez, Fatima Iniguez, Jayden Herrera-Vargas and Jaiden Madrigal; second row: Anita Solis, Payton Ruiz, Genesis Baron, Rafael Bustamante, Desmond Garcia,…

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ALL ABOUT BOOKS — Ms. Veronica Sustaita’s fifth graders gave a spirited dance in support of reading during the Chief Kamiakin Elementary School last day of school talent show last Friday.

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STUDENTS NAMED - Chief Kamiakin May Students of the Month are, front row from left to right: Abigail Lapierre, Roman Acosta, Allisson Velazquez, Alayna Sotelo, Aydeen Ramos, Aubrey Isquierdo, Benjamin Torres, Bella Acedo, Savannah Wise, Ismael Navarette, Christian Magana Flores, Emiliano Cor…

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MAY STUDENTS — Sierra Vista Middle School May Students of the Month are, front row from left to right: Vanessa Alcantar, Saul Ceballos, Samuel Contreras, Elsa Hernandez, Selena Ornelas and Mikenzee Sanchez; second row: Jose Gonzalez, Teresa Lara, Oney Maximo, Briseida Mendoza and  Nataly Per…

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SUNNYSIDE — The campers arrived early, all dressed in costumes for the first day of drama camp at the high school auditorium.

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SUNNYSIDE — With tears sliding down her tiny cheeks, five-year-old Logen Hazzard didn’t want to leave the stage Wednesday night.

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FLYING INTO TOMORROW — Caps belonging to the Grandview High School class of 2019 soar in the air as fireworks light the sky at sunset this past Saturday, marking the end of the day and the graduates’ time as high school students. More than $1.1 million in scholarships were awarded to the cla…

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Sun Valley Elementary School’s May Students of the Month are from left to right, front row: Mayah Sanchez, Mathew Saldana, Evelyn Condie, Valeria Garcia and Margarita Acevedo-Sanchez; second row: Nathan Del Real, Lizzy Diaz-Bravo, Oliver Hernandez-Hernandez, Cianni Montes, Rylie Rangel, Leym…

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Pioneer Elementary School May Students of the Month are, from left to right, front row:Juan Guizar, Alex Vargas, Alysianna Aguirre, Austin Bazan, Shanessa Jackson, Daniel Alba-Betancourt, Hailyn Barrios, Liam Garza, Milan Alcantar and Eli Ramos; second row: Analy Rangel, Kyla Parker, Zirayli…

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YAKIMA — Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association’s Award for Academic Excellence program will be awarding $136,000 — including $2,000 each to 68 seniors from high schools throughout Central and South Central Washington.

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GRANDVIEW — Fred E. Hayes American Legion Post 57 presented various awards to Grandview High School seniors during their awards assembly on Wednesday, June 5.

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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT — Two area schools celebrated the class of 2019 last Friday during commencement exercises. Mabton graduates toss their caps as they embark upon their future. Mabton’s ceremony was punctuated with emotion, as well. Pedro Espinoza Gutierrez, who’s confined to a wheelchair, …

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GRANDVIEW — There is a place where youth can go after school for a few hours.

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OLYMPIA — Sunnyside and Grandview School Districts were among those being honored for their academic achievements in the Washington State Board of Education’s new State Recognized Schools program that was released on Friday, May 17.

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SUNNYSIDE — Giving valedictorian speeches this coming Friday at Clem Senn Field will be Sunnyside High School graduates Annette Alcantar and Briteny Zhu.

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GRANDVIEW — This coming Saturday, the Grandview High School class of 2019 will be celebrated as it marches into Rich Leenhouts Stadium one last time.

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SUNNYSIDE — It is an exciting time in the Lower Yakima Valley when the Nouvella Club can present area graduates with scholarships to aid in their higher education pursuits.

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Performing at the final concert of the 2018-19 school year last Tuesday are members of the Grandview High School Gran Vista Mariachi band. The choir, drama students and Varsity Band all took part in the Spring Night of the Arts with artwork by students of Kim Hall on display in the commons. …

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MABTON — Leading the Mabton High School class of 2019 at its Friday, May 31, commencement ceremony will be valedictorian Makaylaw Castellanos.

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Selesty Rosales of Outlook was selected to University of Jamestown Spring 2019 Dean’s List.

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SUNNYSIDE —The Noon Rotary Club has awarded $8,500 in scholarships to three Sunnyside Christian High School seniors.

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SUNNYSIDE — The Sunnyside High School Marching Band and Mariachi Band both earned gold standard honors during the Lighted Lilac Parade held May 18 in Spokane as part of the annual Lilac Festival.

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