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Placer grad’s viral “best ever” cover letter lands coveted job
Sunday Feb 10 2013
The story of a Placer High grad who saw his humble-but-honest email asking for an internship turn into a viral sensation on the Internet has a happy ending. Matt Ross, 22, has bee ...
Reader Input: Reach for more than money
Monday Jan 21 2013
I would never put aside this young man’s cover letter, or the fact of his excellent achievements throughout high school (“Placer High grad’s ‘best cover let ...
Reader Input: Letter writer’s qualities not trainable
Friday Jan 18 2013
As a long-time reader of the Auburn Journal, I was delighted to read the front-page story about “Placer High School grad’s ‘best cover letter ever’ an ...
Media Life: Placer grad’s no-nonsense e-mail spreads from Wall Street to world
Thursday Jan 17 2013
AUBURN CA - Placer High grad Matt Ross’ straightforward e-mail request to a Wall Street financial firm for an internship continues to gain mileage over the worldwide ...
Placer High grad’s “best cover letter ever” a viral sensation
Wednesday Jan 16 2013
AUBURN CA - Best job application letter ever? For Placer High grad Matt Ross, a simple, plainspoken plea for a job to a Wall Street firm has turned him into an overnight media sen ...
Matt Ross a superb athlete
Friday Jun 26 2009
Recently the Sacramento Bee published its High School Athletes of the Year feature. Unfortunately, missing from the robust list of 30 honorable mention nominees was Placer High Sch ...
New grads share their summer plans
Tuesday Jun 16 2009
For most teens, getting a job or traveling may be the typical summer plan. For others, focusing on a sport occupies most of their vacation. Following are four profiles on 209 Place ...
Placer seniors seek to go out on top
Sunday May 24 2009
After suffering a stress fracture the first week of April, Placer High leadoff hitter Jordan Arndt missed 12 games. “He had a tough time with it,” said catcher Joel Thys. “H ...
Sunday Apr 12 2009
Anyone involved with the Placer High athletic program already knew Matt Ross was one of the top student-athletes in the Sac-Joaquin Section (SJS). The senior was officially recogn ...
Placer rallies in San Diego
Monday Apr 06 2009
Matt Ross was masterful again, allowing two hits while striking out 12 as Placer rallied for a 3-1 win over Canyon Crest Academy in the opening round of the 59th annual San Diego L ...
Turner’s pinch double propels Placer to win
Saturday Mar 28 2009
Senior Lane Turner’s pinch-hit, two-run double in the fourth inning put the Placer High baseball team ahead to stay Friday night in the Hillmen’s 5-2 victory over Colfax at Aub ...
Placer’s Ross strikes out 11 in firing no-hitter
Wednesday Mar 25 2009
ROCKLIN — Senior right-hander Matt Ross pitched a no-hitter for the Placer High baseball team on Wednesday, striking out 11 batters in a 6-0 victory over host Whitney. “He was ...
The Hillmen are back
Sunday Dec 07 2008
DIXON — In late October, Jake Lopez was hobbling on a sprained ankle and the Placer High football team was down in the dumps. The Sac-Joaquin Section had taken away three of thei ...
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