’Denim & Diamonds’ CCCC fundraiser this weekend

’Denim & Diamonds’ CCCC fundraiser this weekend

Hundreds turn out to support the Cerro Coso Community College Fire Mountain Foundation in the annual “Denim and Diamonds” fundraiser. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, from 5-10 p.m. at the Kerr McGee Center. Last year the foundation awarded more than $58,000 . . . Read Full Story >>

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By BLAIR?ETOCH BHS?Commissioner of Communications Graduation is coming fast. The Safe Grad Committee is currently holding meetings. The committee is always looking for volunteers. You don’t have to be a parent of a senior to participate. The Safe Grad Committee started in 1988 as a . . . Read Full Story >>

Murray students wowed by ‘science magic’

Murray students wowed by ‘science magic’

By Jeff Powers NAWCWD Public Affairs Murray Middle School students stood to applaud after watching three NAWCWD scientists perform “science magic” on Jan. 15. The three STEM volunteers — Gary Beckstrom, Andrea Eyre and Matt Jackson — used science demonstrations to entertain and teach the . . . Read Full Story >>

Nurse to speak to AAUW Feb. 21

Members and invited guests of American Association of University Women are invited to attend the monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Grape Leaf Restaurant. Alisha Franklin will be the guest speaker. Franklin is employed as a hospice nurse with the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. She . . . Read Full Story >>

College to host resume writing workshop

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — A resume is often the first contact a potential employer has with a job seeker.  To be useful it must make a good impression immediately. Cerro Coso Community College will hold a free Professional Resume Writing Workshop Tuesday, Feb. 17, . . . Read Full Story >>

Scholarship applications available

The Desert Community Orchestra Association has announced that applications are now available for the Peter Pinto Memorial Music Scholarships. Dr. Peter Pinto was a pediatrician at the Drummond Medical Clinic for many years and a longtime member and supporter of the orchestra, which administers the . . . Read Full Story >>

Sayle, Small graduate from UTI, UMC

Aldeen Sayle, a Ridgecrest native and U.S. Army veteran, recently graduated from the Orlando campus of Marine Mechanics Institute, a division of Universal Technical Institute that trains boat technicians. He graduated with a 3.24 GPA, and nearly 100-percent attendance. “His graduation comes at an opportune . . . Read Full Story >>

Young women’s STEM workshops

The Ridgecrest Women of Math and Science, Inc., in collaboration with the Ridgecrest Elks Lodge, announce that registration for the 14th annual Expanding Your Horizons conference begins Feb. 10. The conference will be held March 7, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at McLean Laboratory, China Lake. EYH . . . Read Full Story >>

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By BLAIR ETOCH BHS Commissioner of Communications It’s Rally Week! You know what that means! Burroughs students are having a lot of fun, and the campus is buzzing with activity! We started the week off with our first Spirit Day of the week. Monday brought . . . Read Full Story >>

Fuller fights for school construction money

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer California State Senator Jean Fuller has introduced a bill to secure up to $240 million in federal funding for schools near military bases, including Murray Middle School and Burroughs High School, according to a release from Sen. Fuller’s . . . Read Full Story >>

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By BLAIR ETOCH BHS Commissioner of Communications Students are getting ready for next week’s action packed rally! Any students interested in being on the planning committee for the Burroughs Relay For Life event should contact Ms. Rosenberg by tomorrow. This is only for students who . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso ‘Denim & Diamonds’ Gala is Feb. 28

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION — The Cerro Coso Community College Foundation will host its sixth annual Denim & Diamonds Gala for education on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Kerr McGee Center. The CCCC Foundation hosts this dinner and auction fundraiser every year to help . . . Read Full Story >>

Teachers honored by Delta Kappa Gamma

Teachers honored by Delta Kappa Gamma

Stephanie Loutas-Kapeles, Sara Olson, Mechelle Ernst, Carrie Cope, Susan Burgess, Michele Savko and Kirsti West (from left) are inducted into the Delta Kappa Gamma International teachers’ honor society. These women were invited to join based on their distinguished contributions to education. Also inducted, but not . . . Read Full Story >>

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By BLAIR?ETOCH BHS?Commissioner of Communications Last Saturday night was the King of Hearts Dance, the dance where the girls ask the boys. Congratulations to Biggie Hernandez for being crowned king. The dance was very well attended and was definitely a good time. Our Friends of . . . Read Full Story >>

Hise, 15, makes college dean’s list

Hise, 15, makes college dean’s list

Sara Hise of Ridgecrest was named to the fall 2014 Dean’s List at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. Hise is the daughter of Kevin and Tammy Hise of Ridgecrest. In 2012, at the age of 12, she took the SATs and scored in the . . . Read Full Story >>

St. Ann School to hold annual dinner-drawing Feb. 7

Saint Ann School will sponsor its 27th annual benefit dinner and raffle  Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Kerr McGee Center. “This gala yearly event, the school’s most important fundraiser, will feature a family-style authentic baked penne pasta with meat sauce or baked penne Italiano dinner for two, . . . Read Full Story >>

Moreau graduates from Arizona State

Annette Moreau of Ridge-crest graduated from Arizona State University at its spring 2014 commencement ceremony. More than 12,000 ASU undergraduate and graduate students had their degrees conferred at the May ceremonies. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served as the official speaker for the undergraduate . . . Read Full Story >>

Murray, BHS to break ground this summer

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer Maas Company Project Manager Steve Hubbard addressed the Sierra Sands Unified School District School Board last week with an update on construction at Burroughs High School and the new Murray Middle School site, across the street from BHS. . . . Read Full Story >>

New nurses hold cap-and-pin ceremony

New nurses hold cap-and-pin ceremony

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Students, family, friends, faculty and staff enjoyed the solemn, joyful, and at times humorous Cerro Coso Community College Nursing Capping and Pinning Ceremony, held Dec. 13 in the College Lecture Center. A time-honored tradition, the ceremony signifies the successful completion . . . Read Full Story >>

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By BLAIR ETOCH BHS Commissioner of Communications Students are back to school after enjoying the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. AP exams are coming up! Students interested in signing up for the annual AP exams in May can begin the process of registering in . . . Read Full Story >>