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

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

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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Inaugural Unity Estates High School Bigs Awards Ceremony, thanking Bigs and Littles for all their dedication to the program

By Cheryl Senn The Unity Estates High School Bigs Inaugural Awards Ceremony took place at Grace Community Church. “We want to thank the graduating seniors for being Bigs,” said BBBS Director Diane Phakonekham. “This dinner is to thank the students ...

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SUSD Spring Western themed Lunch focused on honoring principals and campus successes

By Cheryl Senn More than 80 people attended the 2017 Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) Roundtable Lunch, to celebrate all SUSD accomplishments and school principals. The annual luncheon is promoted by Sanger Council Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and hosted by ...

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CYS Child Advocate Award winner, Hayley Field, has heart and passion for the families and students she serves

By Cheryl Senn Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) Foster Youth and Homeless Liaison and 2017 Comprehensive Youth Services (CYS) of Fresno Child Advocate Award winner, Hayley Field, said she understands the system because she lived through a lot of hardships ...

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Scholarship-based Youth Leadership Program, in Sanger, Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2017

By Adventure Risk Challenge Staff Over twenty high-school students from Fresno and Merced Counties will spend multiple exciting and educational weeks in the Sierra Nevada mountains this summer. The Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) summer courses introduce students to The Sierras’ ...

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New 2017-18 Sanger Academy Charter School principal, Mark Coleman, is ready to serve

By Cheryl Senn Mark Coleman, current vice-principal at Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS), was recently named the new 2017-18 Sanger Academy Charter (SAC)School principal. This is Coleman’s ninth year with the Sanger Unified School District (SUSD). “I started, in 2008, ...

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Looking for host families, in Sanger, to host an international student, and exchange a rewarding experience

By Sharyl Riedelsheimer/EF Regional Coordinator Education First (EF) High School Exchange Year, a division of EF, the world leader in international high school exchange, has kicked off its annual nationwide search for caring host families to welcome exchange students into ...

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“Shrek the Musical” a great theater experience for the whole family

By Cheryl Senn Record number of people are attending the current Apache Theatre Production, “Shrek the Musical,” according to Sanger High Drama teacher and Apache Theatre Director Erica Mardirosian. “Opening night is usually pretty big, but this year more than ...

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Helping to build an accomplished district, Richard Sepulveda, SUSD Chamber Educator of the Year

By Cheryl Senn Richard Sepulveda, Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) Chief Operations Officer, is the 2017 SUSD Sanger Chamber Educator of the Year award winner. Sepulveda said he was surprised and never thought about being recognized. “I am teary-eyed and ...

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