graduation

Placer packed with senior talent

With graduation of the local high schools only three days away, this column wraps up the athletic year for 2009-2010 by identifying some of Placer’s student-athletes and where th ...

College of Medical Arts celebrates local graduates

The College of Medical Arts held a graduation ceremony Dec. 11, the college’s sixth Certified Nursing Assistant Program graduation since opening its campus at Siena Care earlier ...

Thousands cheer for Del Oro ceremony

LOOMIS — Threats of rain Saturday morning couldn’t keep family and friends away from Del Oro High School graduation ceremonies, held outdoors at Golden Eagle Stadium in Loomis. ...

56 earn diplomas at Foresthill High

FORESTHILL — Under cloudy skies and cooler than normal June temperatures, Foresthill High School's graduation ceremony was held Saturday in Sebastian Stadium behind the school. ...

Placer grads mark end, new beginning

Placer High School’s Class of 2009 stepped into the adult world Saturday, with LeFebvre Stadium stands overflowing with well-wishers. The sometimes-emotional graduation ceremony ...

Students more prepared for real world today

On Saturday, a thousand students graduated from schools in the Placer Union High School District. Some people may wonder how ready these students are to enter the adult world. Re ...

Maidu High's Miravalle earns diploma in three years

Aaron Miravalle is ahead of the class. The Maidu High School Class of 2009 graduate could very well have had another year of high school ahead of him. At age 17, he should just be ...

Valedictorian four-figure GPA athlete

While Bear River High School announced it had a record number of 29 valedictorians this year, there is one student who stands out among the best of the best. Caitlin Billingham i ...

Here comes the class of 2009

The upcoming week is going to be one packed with pomp and circumstance as area schools bid their high-school seniors adieu. Commencement ceremonies for area high schools begin Th ...

Gratitude to great Bear River High School helpers

Bear River Grad Night “Life’s a Treasure” was a huge success thanks to our incredible group of committee members, volunteers and also community donors. We could not have put ...

Straight Talk: Old panelists reflect, give advice to grads

Dear Straight Talk: I’m a regular reader and am impressed with your panelists. I would like to ask the older ones what advice, looking back, they would give to a high school grad ...

A momentous milestone

Placer High has a couple hundred new alumni. With pomp, circumstance and plenty of personality, Placer High School’s 109th graduating class celebrated its commencement in LeFeb ...

Alta Vista: A fond, final farewell

The Bucks stop here. After 100 years of education and, more recently, continued declining enrollment and months of deliberation and heartache, Alta Vista School finished out the ...

Alta Vista swings into its final week

Editor’s note: Because of the huge impact Alta Vista has had on our community, today the Journal begins a four-part series on the 100-year-old school’s closure. Alta Vista ...

And Another Thing: Sending grads into the world with a little advice

Well, it’s almost the end of May, and once again nobody’s asked me to speak at graduation. I can’t understand it. I have so many insights to pass along. I can come up with a ...