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ALL HAIL THE CONQUERING GRADUATES!

Alhambra High School Class of 2016 graduates By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The shrill of bull horns and screams and cheers of joy by family and friends is still hanging in the air at Knowles Field a week after the latest send off of graduates from Alhambra …

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Alhambra High seniors awarded hundreds of local scholarships

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Alhambra High School held its annual Senior Awards Night Wednesday, June 1. The following awards and scholarships were earned by members of the AHS Class of 2016. Dante Abono: Antone Pellegrini Memorial Scholarship. Michael Aboussie: The Alhambra Way Scholarship, Alhambra Boys Basketball Scholarship, Alhambra Boys Tennis Scholarship. …

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‘Students of Excellence’ awards ceremony honors 41 area youths

On Thursday, May 12, the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) honored 41 high school students, representing 27 schools in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, with the Student of Excellence Award for their outstanding achievement in their CTE/ROP (Career Technical Education/Regional Occupational Program) classes. The celebrated students were each …

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School district to say farewell to retiring Superintendent Rami Muth

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Superintendent Rami Muth will retire at the end of June, after 10 years with the District. Muth leaves behind a legacy as one who strongly advocated for 21st century learning, and brought many advances to the schools she tended to with dedication. The …

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Ecopoetry Festival to draw Poet Laureate

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Muir Poetry Project will present the third annual Ecopoetry Festival in Martinez May 21. The festival is a joint effort of Alhambra High School’s Creative Writing Program and the John Muir National Historic Site. Celebrated poets Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, and Matthew Zapruder will read from …

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Several Martinez schools on ‘Gold Ribbon Schools’ list

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 758 elementary schools in California have been selected as 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools, an awards program which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program. The program recognizes some of the state’s most exemplary public schools. Contra …

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‘Future Chef’ winner …

Lucy Fassl-Lemons (pictured) was the winner of the Sodexo Culinary Competition Cook-Off held at John Muir Elementary School in Martinez Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The competition allowed students to submit healthy breakfast recipes and later create them for a panel of judges. Each young finalist received a plaque, recipe book, …

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History Center leads student tour

By THERESA BERGER MARTINEZ, Calif. – Students from Deer Valley High School in Antioch received a crash course in archiving and local history last Thursday as they toured the Contra Costa County History Center and Alhambra Cemetery for a school project on researching and writing inspired by Edgar Lee Masters’ …

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St. Catherine’s volunteers …

Sixth grade students from St. Catherine of Siena School (pictured) recently served a feast of delicious food to members of the community at the Knights of Columbus corned beef and cabbage dinner in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. (COURTESY / On File)

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Miramonte High comes out on top in Contra Costa Mock Trials

By JONATHAN B. LANCE After a number of speeches made by coaches and individual awards were presented to exceptionally performing students, the 35th annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial awards ceremony concluded with the naming of this year’s championship team: Miramonte High (Orinda). Miramonte beat Acalanes High Feb. …

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