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One Apache Wins, All Apaches Win


By Cheryl Senn I attended the recent Sanger High School Academic and Athletic Scholarship signing ceremony last week. The students being recognized were amazing athletes, students, and individuals. At the beginning of the ceremony, Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) Superintendent ...

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Sanger High Academic and Athletic Signing, proud moment for all Apaches

Academic & Athletic Scholarship recipients Matai Lealaimatafao, David Chavez, Maci Layne, Erika Hurtado and Casey Lin. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn During the Sanger High Academic and Athletic Scholarship Recognition lunch, where five Sanger High student athletes signed their letter of intent and accepted a scholarship from a college or university, Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) Superintendent Matt ...

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Sanger Boys & Girls Club PG&E Summer Jobs Interns, ready to hit the workforce

The 28 Sanger Boys & Girls Club PG&E Summer Youth Program Interns for 2017. Maddy Michelson
 Jose Almeida, Myrka Placencia, Nubia Luna, Desiree Leija, Zeidi Diaz, Jonathan Verduzco, Rafael Rodriguez
Bella Alday, Antonia Cordero, Michael Castillo, Angelina Garcia-Aguirre, Bryan Aguirre, Marissa Ceballos, Lily Sanchez, Chianne Garza, Aja Sedano, Matthew Castillo, Jose Rodriguez, Josiah Gonzalez, Marissa Castillo, Leslie Chavez, Julian Navarrete
Giovanni Zepeda, Berenice Vargas
 April Cuevas, Jazleny Maldonado
(Not Present) Aleyah Robles, Mauricio Lamas, George Barraza
Braulio Rodriguez, Daniel Ornelas
Adam Torres, and Daniel Jacobo. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn There were 80 applicants for the Sanger Boys & Girls Club 2017 PG&E Summer Internship Program, this year. The applicants ages range from 15 to 18 years of age. Most attend Sanger High School. The applicants that ...

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Sanger Woman’s Club “Garden ParTea,” combined beautiful decor, great conversation, and delicious food, to benefit charitable giving

Most Creative Decorated Table was created by Blanca Peckham. Pictured is her award winning table with her guests. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn The Sanger Woman’s Club Clubhouse was filled with 15 elegantly decorated tables, awaiting the more than 100 lunch guests that would be seated around the individually themed tables, during the recent Garden ParTea¬†luncheon fundraiser. As guest arrived, ...

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Apache Volleyball inspiring young athletes to greatness


By Cheryl Senn I attended the Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS) 7th and 8th grade boys volleyball championship games last week. As I took in the view from the volleyball court, I noticed how full the bleachers were. Some said ...

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WAMS 7th & 8th Grade Boys Volleyball undefeated CVAL Champs

WAMS 7th & 8th Grade Boys Volleyball Teams are 2017 CVAL Champions. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn The Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS) West Gym was overflowing with spectators and supporters of the WAMS 7th and 8th Grade Boys Volleyball teams. Both teams played their Central Valley Athletic League(CVAL) Championship games this afternoon. The ...

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Richard Franco, Sanger Police Officer of the Year, exhibits a strong commitment to the community

Richard Franco, 2016 Sanger Police Officer of the Year. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn The 2016 Sanger Police Department Officer of the Year, Richard Franco, has been with the department since 1996. Franco began his career with the Sanger Police Department (SPD) as a dispatcher, over 21 years ago. “I was ...

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Mark & Cheri Melkonian, Sanger’s 2017 Mr. & Mrs. Farmer of the Year, big supporters of higher education

Sanger Chamber of Commerce 2017 Mr. & Mrs. Farmer, Mark and Cheri Melkonian. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn Mark and Cheri Melkonian were totally caught off guard when they were surprised with the announcement, by the Sanger District Chamber of Commerce, that they were named the 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Farmer of the Year, for ...

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Successful mothers never give up despite the struggles


By Cheryl Senn “Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes. This coming Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day. There will be many breakfasts ...

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Local rock band, Dirtmouth, reemerging with new music, new band members, and a renewed focus on performing

Dirtmouth performs at Fulton 55. L to R - Cody Duran, Pedro Torres, Joey Sidhu and behind them, drummer Austin Ridenhour. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn Wanting to shine a spotlight on rock music, that has come out of the Sanger area, is one focus of the metal rock band, Dirtmouth. Two of the original members of the band are Sanger High School ...

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