WEED – College of the Siskiyous is offering a Computer Camp for all middle and high school students (including those that are still young of heart) the week of July 27 – 31, 2009, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The total cost for students who have not graduated from high school is $23 ($43 if you have graduated) and will include all materials.
All participants will:
* design and create T-shirts
* create buttons to put on T-shirts
* create their own computer game
* take videos with a digital video camera
* make their own video DVD’s
* use search engines and download music to make their own CDs
* make their own music CDs (more…)
Graduation: the passing into adulthood, the gateway to life, the stepping stone for greater things, a commencement ceremony. By whatever name you prefer, ButteValleyHigh School’s graduation took place on Friday June 12, 2009 in the school gymnasium.
The class of 2009 consisted of 33 students. The class always showed a lot of spirit, got along well, and stuck together through the good times and the bad. Most of class has been together since Montessori. Yet, they never had any trouble letting new people into the group.
There were many scholarships awarded to the graduates. Some of the groups that gave out scholarships include: The Butte Valley Staff Sponsored by Coca- Cola, Butte Valley Senior Citizens, Butte Valley Chamber of Commerce, Dorris Lions Club, California Story Slam, CSF (California Scholarship Federation) Missy Tonelli Scholarship, Gloria Garza Memorial Scholarship, Joyce Ross Memorial Scholarship, Tulelake Butte Valley Fair Board, Tulelake Rotary Club, Siskiyou County 4H Leaders Council, Siskiyou County Cattlewomen, Shasta Blood Center Scholarship, Future Farmers of America Scholarship, Cash for College, Cal-Grant Awards, University Awards, and the Ford Family Foundation. The seniors who received these scholarships were very thankful for the groups that chose to award them. (more…)
Weed–The College of the Siskiyous Foundation hosted its 15th Annual Golf Tournament, on Sunday, June 7, at the Lake Shastina Resort with 136 golfers enjoying a beautiful day at the Resort.
The event had three individual contests, including a hole-in-one contest where the winners had the opportunity to win a cash prize of $7,500 sponsored by Market Place Insurance – Lou Sbarbaro and Larry Stock in Mt. Shasta, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Players also enjoyed a continental breakfast and lunch prepared by the Lake Shastina Resort, as well as a raffle, oral auction and awards ceremony following the tournament. The event raised $17,000 to support the Rural Health Sciences Institute endowment for the new facility currently under construction at the Yreka Campus. (more…)
Tylor Cilione is a senior this year at ButteValleyHigh School. She has lived in ButteValley all her life, and has made wonderful contributions to her class. She was student body vice president, and helped make many great things happen for the school, such as prom.
Tylor put on a summer camp for anyone who wanted to practice basketball. The first week she set it up for elementary school students to come and learn the correct way to play basketball, and have fun doing it. Then, she worked with the middle school and high school students. This one she made tougher and gave them more of a challenge since most of them had already played basketball.
Tylor then contacted SacramentoUniversity and arranged for her high school basketball team to go to Sacramento for a training camp that they were having there for high school students. She had no help from the school, or even her coach, when contacting the head coach at SacramentoUniversity. Tylor would not give up until she knew for certain that they were able to go to the camp.
Tylor has been very active in sports all through her high school career. She played volleyball and basketball her freshman and sophomore years. Then in her junior year, her basketball season was cut short by a blown out knee. Tylor finished out her high school career with basketball and softball in her senior year.
During her last basketball season she fulfilled her dream of making it to the section championship game and coming within one point of winning in double overtime. (more…)
YREKA—Do you have talent? Want to share it with SiskiyouCounty? Then come on out to the Siskiyou Golden Fair and show us what you’ve got!
The fair will be accepting applications for Community Acts beginning June 8. Community Acts include a variety of entertainment from singing, instrumental music, bands, martial arts demonstrations, dance groups, etc. Community Acts are not paid but do receive free admission to the fair for the day of their performance.
The Siskiyou Golden Fair averages 50,000 people in attendance each year and this is a great way to showcase your talent. Be sure to get an application at the fair office or on the website at www.sisqfair.com.
For more information, contact the fair office at 842-2767 or email@example.com. The 2009 Siskiyou Golden Fair, “A Blast with Memories to Last,” runs August 12-16 in Yreka.
Promenade or “prom” is known as many things: the night to remember, the night every little girl dreams about, and the most important dance of the year. This year’s prom took place at the ButteValleyHigh School gymnasium, on Saturday May 30. The students put a lot of hard work into it, and it turned out really well. It was easy to forget that you were even in the gym. The theme was Deep Blue Destiny, and the students went all out in decorating the gym.
You started out by walking into an “underwater” cave and then into an “underwater” tunnel. You then walked into the main dance floor which looked spectacular. The students who decorated did an amazing job.
The decorators started on Tuesday, May 28 and had it finished except for a few minor details, such as balloons, by the time that they left on Friday. They even managed to continue working on Friday after the power went out.
For anyone who did not want to go to Klamath Falls for prom dinner, the Hospitality Dinner House and Pub had a special dinner menu just for those who were going to prom. The menu consisted of sirloin steak, shrimp fettuccini alfredo, chicken fettuccini alfredo, and chicken in a honey orange sauce. All the food was delicious. The owners of the restaurant even came out, talked to the students, and took pictures. (more…)
School’s out for summer! As you dream of fun in the sun and your favorite summer sports, remember to prepare for the heat. Youth athletes respond to the heat in some different ways than adults.
It takes a younger athlete’s body a little more time to get used to the summer temperatures and you get hotter in the sun than an adult. This is important for SiskiyouCounty athletes in that you may travel to areas that are much hotter in the spring and summer, than here at home. So before you compete in the heat, get out and exercise when it’s warm for a week or more. Rest when you feel hot and drink fluids to stay hydrated. (more…)
Siskiyou Youth is pleased to announce the awarding of four $200 scholarships to SiskiyouCounty graduating high school students.
Kayla Emerson, Mt.ShastaHigh School
Emerson played softball and volleyball this school year, and was the captain of her Shasta Cascade League champion softball team. She was a section leader for the Vocal Jazz Choir. Emerson had one of the highest grade point averages in her class and will be attending St. Mary’s College in the fall.
Jilinda Franklin, EtnaHigh School
Franklin was the Division-III and Shasta Cascade League 3200m champion. She ran cross country and was a member of the SCL champion Lady Lions basketball team. Franklin is also active in FFA and the Catholic Youth Organization. An honor student and class Salutatorian, Franklin will be attending PacificUniversity.
Andrew Pimentel, YrekaHigh School
Pimentel played football, basketball, and baseball at YHS. Athletic Director and Vice-principal Chris Harris called Pimentel a “tremendous asset to our campus.” An honor student, he will be attending the College of the Siskiyous.
Alma Villegas, DiscoveryHigh School
Villegas will be attending College of the Siskiyous. Among her many achievements at DiscoveryHigh School, Villegas nearly single handedly produced the school’s yearbook. According to Principal Marie Caldwell, when everyone else dropped the ball, Villegas picked it up and ran with it.
Siskiyou Youth Scholarships are funded by advertising revenue, particularly from Slide Show Sponsors. It is Siskiyou Youth’s hope to add scholarships for graduating students at Weed, Happy Camp, Dunsmuir, and ButteValley high schools in the spring of 2010.
The Siskiyou Heat ASA U-14 softball team hosted the Crater Comets Sweet team last Saturday, and proved way too hot for the visitors to handle, winning the first game of a twin bill in 10-run fashion. Game-two also went the Heat’s way, 10-6.
Krystal Palmer picked up the game-one win for the Heat, striking out 11 batters, while allowing only one hit and no walks through six innings. Coach Rick Landrum called Palmer’s pitching effort, “fantastic.” (more…)
YREKA—The Siskiyou Golden Fair will be here soon, and Fair goers can save time and money by purchasing pre-sale discounted fair admission tickets and carnival wristbands.
“We are very pleased to announce that Paul Maurer Shows has only increased the discount carnival wristband by $1 this year” said fair CEO Rebecca Desmond. “The plan was to go up to $20 but in recognition of the tough economic times, the presale wristbands are only $16.”
Wristband coupons are $16 now through August 11, and can be exchanged at the carnival during the fair for a wristband for unlimited rides all day and night on any one day of the fair. During the fair, the wristband will be $26 and sold only until . (more…)