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Seventh Time is a Charm for Madera South Graduation

MADERA -  The seventh graduating class from Madera South High School took their first steps into their future Thursday night at Memorial Stadium. Some will head to Fresno State, some will head to the military, all will remember the words of the keynote speaker Dr. Robert "Bobby" Cargill.

Following the graduation ceremony, some of the graduating class went back to the school for the annual Sober Graduation Party sponsored by the California Highway Patrol. Games, music, and food were provided by local sponsors and at the end of the night one graduate went home with a not-so brand new car from GT Auto Sales.

Super Heros Galore at Madera South Homecoming - Sanger Over South 41-14

MADERA - The super heroes from the DC Comics and the Marvel world descended on Madera South Friday for a parade and a football game. Before it was all over a new king and queen sat on their thrones with Superman and Wonder Woman looking on.

Homecoming 2014 for Madera South took on a comic book super hero theme with villains and heroes marching down Stadium Road for the kids of the Purple track. This year's homecoming parade passed in from of Madison and Alpha Schools with students from the rest of Madera South's feeder elementary schools bused in to watch the fun. Even the Desmond Middle School football team had a float in the parade.

Lukas Boehm & Jennifer Pulido Crowned 2014 Madera High Homecoming King & Queen

MADERA - The students of Madera High School celebrated homecoming this week and concluded the festivities with a parade, football game and the crowning of new royalty Friday.

A parade snaked its way to Memorial Stadium, the site of Friday nights football game, through the streets of Madera. Starting at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Sunset Avenue. Several Coyote alumni lined the streets of the parade route to support their school. Around the high school, several of the feeder elementary schools to Madera High bused students to the end of the parade on Olive Avenue.

Student Wins Car at Madera South's Sober Grad Party

MADERA - Sober Graduation is both a title and an objective. This program was established by the Department in 1985 and has been recognized internationally as an effective anti-DUI program targeting high school seniors and raising their awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.


This year the seniors of Madera South High School were locked down in the schools gyms and offered food, dancing, games and prizes. Prizes included televisions, computers, stereos and even a refurbished Saturn automobile from GT Auto Sales.

Madera High Graduates 117 Class

MADERA - The graduates of Madera High School's 117th class walked two by two into their future during one of the longest playing of the "Pomp and Circumstance March" ever. At times it almost seemed as if no one was moving but once all the graduates actually took their seats the evening progressed smoothly. That is until there was a distraction for MHS Principal Kent Albertson, like a beach ball.

With temperatures starting to rise before the ceremony, a nice breeze kicked in as parents came prepared to the outdoor graduation at Madera High's Memorial Stadium with bottles of drinking water. However at Albertson's direction, Madera Unified Security confiscated everyone's water at the gate. Yet the school  did provided bottles of water free of charge to Madera Unified board members and district employees. Of course bottled water was for sale to parents and visitors in the snack bar, at Kent Albertson's instruction.


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