Photo by Justin Delgado.

Schools & Education

Photography students visit Indian Canyon

Jefferson Elementary students write about their experience.


Looking back at San Benito County’s top stories of 2021

Year two of the pandemic brought vaccinations, the reopening of schools and a partial return to life before the coronavirus.

Kathy Miramontes, Atticus Ortiz, Justin Delgado, and Axel Miramontes. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Volmer.

Schools & Education

Jefferson School students win county fair photography competition

They took photographs to express their feelings during and after lockdown.

Park interpreter Marcos Vizcaino with Valley Christian Elementary School students. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Schools & Education

Fourth-grade students on field trips return to San Juan Bautista

They bring a sign of normalcy and hope for the small tourist town.

Graniterock and Fireclay Tiles employees presenting check to Aromas School Principal Heather. Photo courtesy of Graniterock.


Aromas School receives record-breaking donation

Graniterock gift will go to sports programs.

Photo by Noe Magaña.

Schools & Education

PHOTOS: San Benito High School Homecoming Parade

Various high school clubs, the football team and cheerleaders displayed their school spirit.

News Release

Accelerated Achievement Academy ranked 11th elementary school in the state

Students from across the district are eligible to attend AAA.

Community Foundation for San Benito County President Gary Byrne coming out as an ally for the LGBTQIA community at the Pajaro Valley High School event. Photo courtesy of Gary Byrne.

Children and Youth

Seeing rainbows on National Coming Out Day

A Watsonville celebration stirs talk of a similar event next year in Hollister.

past BenitoLink interns left: Kurt Higa. Center: Emma Hoffman and roomate Samantha Villalobos. Bottom Right: Julia Hicks. Top Right: Olivia Madera


Beyond San Benito County

BenitoLink’s internship program helps community youth achieve personal goals.

Schools & Education

COMMENTARY: HSD nurses step up to challenge during pandemic

The Hollister School District writes that its credentialed school nurses, along with health clerks at individual school sites, have been particularly busy during the pandemic.

Photo courtesy of HSD.


COMMENTARY: HSD statement on Rancho San Justo lockdown

Hollister School District Superintendent Erika Sanchez writes that Rancho San Justo students were not in any danger during the Oct. 15 lockdown.

Photos courtesy of Shelly Werfelmann (left) and Ramona Trevino.


Juvenile Hall volunteers launch nonprofit to help at-risk youth

L.I.F.E. Project aims to help youth transition back into the community through apprenticeships.

Students at the Firefighters Memorial. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Schools & Education

Homeschool students go to Sacramento

The field trip included Capitol Park, Sacramento History Museum and the California State Railroad Museum.

Baler practice. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Baler football begins Aug. 27 against Santa Teresa

Free from COVID restrictions, coach Bryan Smith looks forward to a full season.

Link Crew Leaders take their group of freshman around the different parts campus and show them where their classes are located. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Schools & Education

SBHS holds in-person orientation for students

Link Crew hosts freshman gathering to start the new school year.