Children and Youth

Demolition of Andy Hardin Field is underway. It will be replaced by a new stadium that will be used by San Benito High School football, track and field, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey teams. Photo provided.

A busy summer of campus construction at San Benito High School

Superintendent thanks voters for support of Measures G and U, which are funding educational and athletic facility upgrades at San Benito High School.

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Kids at the Park 2017. Photo provided.

Kids at the Park to celebrate 25th Anniversary

Kids at the Park to celebrate the healthy growth of children by proving more than 30 interactive learning stations.

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Anzar High School seniors at the June 14 graduation at the school gymnasium in San Juan Bautista. Photos by Thomas Leyde.

Seniors honored at Anzar High School graduation

Eighty-four seniors receive diplomas at the June 14 Anzar High School commencement.

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Cowboys and cowgirls herded longhorn cattle during the Downtown Parade on Saturday morning. Photo's courtesy of Blaire Strohn.

A San Benito County Tradition Returns to Rodeo Parade

Downtown Hollister was full of excitement and livestock Saturday morning as locals gathered to celebrate the return of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade.

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Jack Preader received his Adaptive Tricycle in 2013. Photo provided.

COLUMN: Refer a Child, Help Make a Difference

The Martin Rajkovich Children’s Fund (MRCF) has been helping critically or chronically ill children in San Benito County since 2007.

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This 1956 Chevy Bel Air won best of show at last year's event. Photo provided.

32nd Street Festival Car Show & Chili Cook-Off

Over 200 beautiful cars and trucks and 8,000 festival goers will descend upon downtown to catch up with friends and family while admiring the vehicles on display.

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Tristan Schmidt, Beth Hitchcock, Trista Reid, and Michael Curto qualified for the NJHFR in Huron, South Dakota. Photo by Jaime Reid.

Local Rodeo Athletes Qualify for National Finals

Four local junior high teens will represent San Benito County during the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Huron, South Dakota.

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Two young women competed for the title of Miss San Benito Rodeo at Bolado Park on Saturday, June 9. Kelsee French, center, was the winner. Photo courtesy Lisa Tobias.

French crowned Miss San Benito Rodeo 2018

Kelsee French will represent the San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo Association.

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Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King hands her reins this Saturday to the 2018 winner. Photo provided.

Miss San Benito Rodeo to be Crowned on Saturday

Two contestants will compete to become Miss San Benito Rodeo 2018 on June 9.

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San Benito High School earns recognition for achievement, student success

The district is one of 24 public school districts statewide being recognized for improving student achievement.

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Sunday's event included student dance groups from local primary schools. Photo credit Becky Bonner.

Youth Alliance Festival de la Familia promotes community at free event

With about 500 people in attendance at the Youth Alliance's first ever Festival de la Familia, San Benito County residents were able to enjoy music, art, and family-oriented activities at Dunne Park.

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Assemblymember Anna Caballero Announces 2018 Young Legislators Program

Assemblymember Anna M. Caballero (D-Salinas) is now accepting applications from high school students for the 2018 Young Legislators Program. The deadline to submit the electronic application is 5:00pm Monday, June 11, 2018.

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Registration for Summer Reading Program Begins at San Benito County Free Library

The San Benito County Free Library invites all community members to participate in its annual Summer Reading Program. All events are free and in-person and online registration begins Monday, June 4.

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Latino veterans, families, and friends came to hear stories written by San Benito High School Students. Photos by John Chadwell.

Student authors share stories about local Latino veterans

After a two-year project to tell stories from Latino veterans, students read their contributions from a new book to the vets and families at the SBC Historical Society Museum in Hollister.

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The San Benito High School Class of 2018 will graduate on Friday, June 8. File photo.

Class of 2018 has numerous options upon graduation

San Benito High School students this year received more than 1,000 college acceptances from nearly 150 colleges and trade schools.

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Bernie Ramirez with students. Photo provided.

Veteran Voices Book Launch on Tuesday May 29th

Students will read excerpts from newly published book honoring the lives and experiences of local Latino veterans.

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The Gifted Games starts with an opening ceremony in which all schools walk out with school banners. Photo courtesy of Tania Sauer.

Gifted Games promotes athleticism and inclusion at annual event

With 436 registered athletes and over 671 participants at Friday's event, the Gifted Games continues to shine as an example of inclusion and inter-district cooperation for local students.

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Photo courtesy Amgen website.

Bitterwater students hope for Amgen Tour return next year

The Amgen Cycling Tour went through the southern end of San Benito County May 15. Bitterwater-Tully, a K-8 grade school, provided this report.

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Secure campus at San Benito High School lifted after police clearance

A report of a student breaking windows and acting erratic on campus was reported Thursday around 12:12 p.m.

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13th annual Gifted Games celebrates inclusion

More than 430 students are signed up to participate in the annual event that gives students with special needs a chance to compete.

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