Weik receives Key Club Scholarship

Weik receives Key Club Scholarship

Recent Burroughs High School graduate Haley Weik is awarded a $1,000 Key Club Scholarship by the Kiwanis Club of Ridgecrest. Pictured from left to right are Virginia Henry, Haley Weik, Jim Henry and Larry Bird. Hayley will be continuing her education at Cal State. -- . . . Read Full Story >>

Honors luncheon salutes student achievements

Honors luncheon salutes student achievements

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- The Cerro Coso Community College Honors Program celebrated 2017 graduates Kayla Voigt, Kirstie Wittendorfer, Natalie Boggs, Jenna Daugherty, Angelica Gabaldon, Kelsey Hire, Brian McKnight, Alejandro Tellez-Cruz, and Theodore Valdez at a recent luncheon in recognition of their achievements. The graduates, . . . Read Full Story >>

Covert  gives  update on  Sierra  Sands

Covert gives update on Sierra Sands

Rebecca Neipp

A new middle-school campus, ongoing high-school renovations, award-winning school sites, high-achieving students and programs that meet student needs at virtually every level are just a few of the reasons to be proud of Sierra Sands Unified School District, according to Trustee Amy (Castillo) Covert. At . . . Read Full Story >>

Like father, like son

Like father, like son

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer Burroughs High School senior Edgar Martinez will walk across the stage with hundreds of his peers tonight to celebrate graduating high school – a milestone familiar to most Americans. But just days before, Edgar’s father Cesar Martinez was . . . Read Full Story >>

Seminary graduation is Sunday

By MEGAN HALL, News Review Contributor Every weekday before classes begin at Burroughs High School, teenagers file into the doors of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a 55-minute scripture study class called seminary. On Sunday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. at . . . Read Full Story >>

Barker gets  Mediacom  scholarship

Barker gets Mediacom scholarship

Michael Barker, a 2017 graduate of Immanuel Christian School, earned a $1,000 scholarship from Medicom Communications in recognition of his outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments. Mediacom awards 55 scholarships each year to graduating seniors. “As a technology company, Mediacom understands how important it is to . . . Read Full Story >>

Swiridoff named  distinguished  advisor

Swiridoff named distinguished advisor

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Cerro Coso Community College English Professor Dr. Christine Swiridoff was named the Distinguished Chapter Advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Nevada/California region. “Dr. Swiridoff has made all of our PTK achievements possible,” said Chapter Officer Kayla Voigt. “She is hardworking, . . . Read Full Story >>

Lorden inducted into sorority

Lynelle Lorden of Ridgecrst was recently initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, one of the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor societies. She was initiated from California State University, Sacramento. She is one of approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and . . . Read Full Story >>

McNamara graduates

Ashley Marie McNamara of Ridgecrest was among those who received degrees from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, during the May 5-6 commencement exercises. McNamara earned a master in business administration. . . . Read Full Story >>

Sulub, Hire receive scholarships

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Enrique Carrillo-Sulub and Kelsey Hire of Cerro Coso Community College received prestigious scholarships by the Honors Transfer Council of California for Exemplary Achievement. Nominated by Honors Program Coordinator, Dr. Christine Swiridoff, Sulub and Hire were recognized for their extraordinary academic performance, . . . Read Full Story >>

Students present at international convention

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Seven CCCC Phi Theta Kappa students presented a 30-minute educational forum during the International PTK Catalyst 2017 Convention in Nashville, Tenn., in April. Jenna Daugherty, Alejandro Tellez, Kayla Voigt, Gloria Middleton, Loraine Coggins, Theodore Valdez, and Caitlin Peterson presented “Conquering Cancer . . . Read Full Story >>

Vaughn graduates from Azusa

Kayla Vaughn of Ridgecrest earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Azusa Pacific University on May 6, 2017. Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 77 bachelor’s degrees, 45 master’s degrees, 18 . . . Read Full Story >>

Wanta and Rock complete KCCD Leadership Academy

Two Cerro Coso Community College employees have completed the 2016-2017 Kern Community College District Leadership Academy, a professional development program that prepares employees for leadership roles throughout the district. Each year, KCCD presidents submit the names of employees to participate in the program. Professor Matt . . . Read Full Story >>

Williams makes  York Dean’s List

Williams makes York Dean’s List

Greg Williams of Ridgecrest, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at York College of Pennsylvania, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. To be eligible, students must be registered in at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a grade-point average of . . . Read Full Story >>

Young graduates from Troy

Kayla Young of Ridgecrest graduated from Troy University, in Troy, Alabama. Troy University is a public, historic, international university with more than 145,000 alumni. Students choose TROY for its quality academic programs, reasonable costs and availability of financial aid, outstanding faculty, and flexible in-class and . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso honorees

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — The Student Government of Cerro Coso Community College held its spring awards ceremony recently in recognition of the outstanding accomplishments of students, faculty and staff. “The event is a time-honored tradition to celebrate and bid adieu to graduating students,” said a . . . Read Full Story >>

Senior traditions

Senior traditions

Burroughs High School graduates who attended Gateway Elementary School return for their annual alma mater parade. -- Photos by Laura Austin . . . Read Full Story >>

Technical education gives students insight into health careers

Technical education gives students insight into health careers

Rebecca Neipp

As seniors prepare to move on to the next phase of their lives following tonight’s commencement ceremonies, the 36 students in Sadie Nutter’s Health Careers classes at Burroughs High School will be carrying forward valuable information they learned about their industries they followed for the . . . Read Full Story >>

Weik, Burgess win McCarthy merit award

Weik, Burgess win McCarthy merit award

Rebecca Neipp

Burroughs High School senior Hayley Weik and teacher Susie Burgess won this year’s Merit Award from the office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “The award embodies superior academic achievement while also recognizing positive values students and educators represent every day,” said McCarthy, who presented . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS honors exemplary students

BHS honors exemplary students

Graduating seniors Nicole Perry, Kevin Wonnacott, Emma Heflin and Alex Fisher receive highest honors in the 2017 Burroughs Exemplary Achievement awards. The awards were established in 2011 to recognize the school’s top students, who are nominated and selected by their teachers in specific areas of . . . Read Full Story >>