Central Valley · Education

Local Student Finalist in National Speech and Debate Competition 

Imani Branch from Fresno’s University High School has been selected from more than 150,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) as one of the top finalists in the world’s largest academic competition. The National Speech & Debate Tournament was held in Birmingham, Alabama June 18-23, 2017 with more than 4,000 qualifying… Continue reading Local Student Finalist in National Speech and Debate Competition 

Central Valley · Education · Health

Local Practice Launches Wisdom for Wisdom Initiative to Aid Higher Education Costs

Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center is launching a program called Wisdom for Wisdom, that will give one local student a wisdom tooth extraction free of charge and assist with growing educational expenses. Parents and students are paying more for college than ever before, in part because of increasingly expensive class fees and… Continue reading Local Practice Launches Wisdom for Wisdom Initiative to Aid Higher Education Costs

Business · Education

Office Depot Foundation Donates 100,000 Sackpacks With School Supplies

For the past 17 years, the Office Depot Foundation has donated more than 4 million sackpacks to children around the world as part of its National Backpack Program. This summer, the Foundation, which is the independent charitable giving arm of Office Depot, Inc., will be donating 100,000 colorful new sackpacks to nonprofit organizations, schools and… Continue reading Office Depot Foundation Donates 100,000 Sackpacks With School Supplies

Central Valley · Education

Buchanan students among winners of 43rd annual National History Day contest

Three Buchnanan High students have been named as award winners at the 2017 National History Day Contest, which featured more than a half-million student entries. The top two entries in each category were invited to the National History Day National Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 11-15. Competitors represented the 57 affiliate… Continue reading Buchanan students among winners of 43rd annual National History Day contest

Education

Clovis North High speech and debate coach honored by national group

The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to announce the most recent winners of the Diamond Coach Award, including English teacher Chad Hayden from Clovis North High School. Thirty-four speech and debate coaches have earned this prestigious award in the National Speech & Debate Association’s Honor Society. Because of these coaches, thousands of students… Continue reading Clovis North High speech and debate coach honored by national group

Education

Applications Open for Operation Family Caregiver 2017 Caregiving Scholarship

Five Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship winners will receive $2,000  The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) is pleased to open nominations for the 2017 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship. The Stepanek Scholarships provide financial assistance to military caregivers who have demonstrated a commitment to caring not only for their loved ones, but also for… Continue reading Applications Open for Operation Family Caregiver 2017 Caregiving Scholarship

Central Valley · Education

Orosi High School teacher honored by National Speech and Debate Association

The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to announce the most recent winners of the Diamond Coach Award. Thirty-three speech and debate coaches have earned this prestigious award in the National Speech & Debate Association’s Honor Society. Because of these coaches, thousands of students have access to the life changing benefits of speech and… Continue reading Orosi High School teacher honored by National Speech and Debate Association