San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

SBHS Trustees approve lowering graduation standards for failing seniors

Staff presentation shows changing credit requirement from 220 to 190 will benefit 80 out of 83 students at risk of not graduating.

Out of 736 San Benito High School seniors in the 2021 graduating class, 83 are at-risk of failing. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

83 San Benito High School seniors at risk of not graduating

Board of Trustees considers proposal to reduce the number of credits required to finish school.

Recent SBHS graduate Jonathan Rivera. He plans to attend Hartnell College to join the track and field team. After Hartnell, he wants to go to a trade school to become an electrician. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Schools & Education

Beating the odds to graduate high school

Jonathan Rivera perseveres through dyslexia and ADD.

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Education / Schools

San Juan Bautista to celebrate class of 2020 graduates

Several car processions to take place to celebrate students and their families.

Graduates at the 2019 San Benito High ceremony. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Schools & Education

San Benito High School students react to a virtual graduation

Students hope an in-person ceremony can take place after the shelter-in-place order is lifted.

City Clerk Christine Black swears in new firefighters. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Hollister Fire Department graduates four new firefighters

Three additional staff expected to be hired in the near future.

Serena Garcia points to other graduates as she walks down the stage after receiving her diploma. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

SBHS graduates sent off with fireworks

Thousands attend first and possibly last graduation at new multi-purpose field.

Liz Pulcheon and Rafaela Espinoza pose with Lucia Ortega. Photo by Heather Graham.

Schools & Education

San Benito High School hosts first adult education graduation

A ceremony honoring students who returned to high school to earn their diploma.

San Benito High School graduates in 2018. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Schools & Education

SBHS board discusses graduation plans

June 7 ceremony will take place on the school’s new sports field.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Area Top-Notch Community Colleges Are Ignored By SBHS Grads

The two best community colleges within driving distance, Foothill and De Anza, will only get five San Benito High School graduates, according to a survey of the 2018 class.

A hula hoop contest was among the fun events for seniors at Sober Grad Night. Photos courtesy of Rick Espino.

Children and Youth

Sober Grad Night provides safe fun for graduates

The annual, community-supported events gave the San Benito High School Class of 2018 a safe option to celebrate their graduation.

Children and Youth

Seniors honored at Anzar High School graduation

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

Photos by Noe Magaña

Schools & Education

San Benito High School says goodbye to over 600 graduates

Just before 7 a.m. Friday, around 15 audio speakers blasted out recorded messages that could be heard over a block away from the San Benito High School campus.

Photo by Noe Magaña

Schools & Education

San Andreas High School celebrates 2018 Graduates

San Andreas graduating students celebrated with classmates and school staff before the ceremony. During the commencement, they received farewell from the principal, board of education president, superintendent, and classmates.

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

Children and Youth

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.