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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.

Madera High Graduates 116th Class

MADERA - The graduates of Madera High School's 116th 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 record temperatures starting to top the century mark, 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.

Madera South's Fifth Graduating Class Leaves It's Mark

MADERA - This year the fifth graduating class of Madera South High School kicked off two days of high school graduations at Madera High's Memorial Stadium. Thursday night Madera High will take the stage but on Wednesday the Stallions road proudly into their future on Lee DaSilva Field.

The class of 2013 produced a record 30 valedictorians who were all honored during the ceremony. Madera Unified Superintendent Dr. Anthony Monreal gave the address and Ismael Guzman-Berdejo, Aimee Elizarraras, Sumayyah Din and Adriano Coronado all delivered the students speeches that was topped off with the release of hundreds of black and purple balloons.

Stallions Lose First Homecoming in Three Years - Guzman & Maciel Named King & Queen

MADERA - The Madera South Stallions celebrated their fourth annual homecoming this year and the theme was 'Stallions Reignite the Olympic Torch'. On Friday a parade started at Memorial Stadium on Coyote Lane and worked its way to the boys gym at the Madera South campus.

This years grand marshal was Bob Madson, former vice principal of the school and now part-time golfer. Madson spent the last thirty plus years in education, a family vocation, and was vice principal at both South and Madera High School.


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