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Matlachines at YHS

Latino Cultural Club had the Matlachines come out to perform at lunch to celebrate the Day of Lady Guadalupe.  The dances signify the cultural mix between the Indigenous population of Mexico and the Spanish explorers.  

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2017 Holiday Concert

All bands and choral groups

December 14 - 7p.m.

Active Church (Bryant St.)

$5.00


Dog Toys at YHS

Key club making dog chew toys to donate at YAPS..


4th Annual Girls Soccer Clinic

YHS Girls’ Soccer Clinic for girls 6-12
December 23, 2017
8:30am – 11:30am

$20 per player

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Golden Bell Award Winners at YHS

Yucaipa High School teachers John Taylor and David Paul received a Golden Bell from the California School Board Association last month.  Taylor and Paul received the Golden Bell award for their yearly World War I reenactment "A Night In The Trenches"  that involves hundreds of students and helps bring understanding of the first great war to many others at YHS. (L-R Principal Shad Kirkland, John Taylor, David Paul and YCJUSD Superintendent Cali Binks)


Thunderbird Marching Regiment Wraps Up Successful Fall

Out of four competitions, we took two 2nd place trophies and two 1st place as well.  Out of 28 groups in our division, we were selected as part of the top 12 to participate in the SCSBOA Field Championships on November 18th and we ended our season in 10th place out of the twelve championship groups.We also qualified once again as guest performers in the Disneyland Resort Community Arts Showcase, so the Thunderbird Marching Regiment will be performing in January and the Symphonic Band in February.I'm really proud of the students once again this season not only in their successful outcome, but in their diligence and drive as well.  I'm also excited to see what next year's TMR can do since we only have a small amount of seniors in the regiment, and the middle school numbers are consistently growing as well. 
 --Mr. Robert K. Presler, Jr.Yucaipa HS Instrumental Music Director


Best in Show at YuCaChella

Summer Grishum's amazing oil painting Priya was named high school Best in Show at Saturday night's YuCaChella Art Show. The YCEEF awarded Grishum a $150 prize.

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Hope Gutierrez Named Best Buddies Advisor of the Year.

Hope Gutierrez was recently voted the Inland Empire Best Buddies Advisor of the Year. A tireless defender of her students, Ms. Gutierrez is largely responsible for special needs students being accepted as full stakeholders at YHS.


Freshmen Engineering Academy Students Visit San Diego State

9th grade Engineering Academy students attended a San Diego State campus tour on Nov. 16th.  They were able to tour the school and the new School of Engineering.


Matt Davidson and Chicago White Sox teammates play YHS Best Buddies

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Getting Ready for College at YHS

October kicked off our Financial Aid and College Application Awareness Campaign. Students had the opportunity to show proof of completed college applications the week of November 13th to secure a raffle ticket for each application. We would like to congratulate our 2018 college application raffle winners Leah Vasquez, Emily Simo, David Burr, Kyra Pelonis, Michael Hajkowski, Kelsey Dosey, Jamie Figueredo, Milet Lizarraga, Scott Buchmiller, Lance Stevens, Abraham Elizondo, Adolfo Reynaga, Veronica Alonzo, Ashley Hart, Kaelyn Vasquez, Hannah Burr, Reanna Saldivar, Taylor Kay, and Macy Graham. A huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors from Kiwanis, Rotary, ASB, and PTSO for donating gift cards, movie tickets, graduation tickets, senior shirts, and an Ipad.


YHS Football Sets New Standard

There was a time, YHS had just entered the legendary Citrus Belt League, when the campus hoped maybe we could squeak out a win here or there in this very competitive new league. Here we are now in 2017 and the football team has posted 28 wins over the past three seasons, including beating all three Redlands high schools. YHS congratulates Coach Justin Price, his staff and his amazing team.


Cheer Team at SoCal Regional

Over the weekend our varsity competition cheer team competed at the UCA southern California regional. They earned their bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fl. They also took home first place!


Thunderbird Marching Regiment at Ramona High School

The YHS TMR went to their last official competition on Saturday at Ramona High School.  They received a score of 64.5, which was a score that was combined with their 3 other competitions and it qualified them to go to Championships next weekend in Downey. The group earned 2nd place for the 1A division at the comp.  There were only 12 bands in the 1A divisions that qualified to continue to Championships and YHS TMR was one of them! 


Interact Shopping for Holidays

Interact Club students shopped with Rotary Club members for Thanksgiving meals. Meals will be delivered right before Thanksgiving.



YCEEF Grants For YHS

At the Nov. 6 YCUSD Board Meeting, YCEEF awarded grant checks to teachers. Teachers applied for grants for equipment/supplies to enrich the education of their students: 3 of the winners were from YHS VAPA-Technology Dept.  Pitcher applied for a new video camera, Worsey applied for a clay slab roller,Young applied for 11 guitars. All this was made possible with the community's support for fundraising and generous volunteers from YCEEF. THANK YOU!


Election Maps at YHS

School board president Patti Ingram sharing the new trustees district election maps with Ms. Leon's Gov 12 students.


Letter of Intent Signing at YHS

Water Polo star Abby Kishimoto signed a national letter of intent for McKendree University and Softball standout Keely Clark signed with the University of Maine today.


White Sox at YHS

Chicago White Sox third baseman Matt Davidson brought teammates Robert Brantley, Daniel Farquhar, Lucas Giolito and Tyler Saladino to campus today for a game against the YHS life skills students. Davidson is a YHS alum and played for the T-Birds.
"We are so grateful for their time spent with our kids," said Principal Shad Kirkland. "A very special day."


YHS Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017

(l-r)Jeff Stout, Jason Carney, Gordon Campbell, Scott Adams, David Kirksey

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Bonfire Rally at YHS

Homecoming festivities kicked into high grear Thursday with the Bonfire and announcement of the Homecoming Court

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Block Y Athlete of the Week

Sadie Tucker was the only YHS golfer to qualify for CIF individual finals.


Tie Dye at YHS

Arts & Crafts T-Birds wear shirts they made for Tie Dye Day,Spirit Week


Cross Country Teams Dominate the CBL

Citrus Belt League Cross Country finals were held at Community Park Saturday night. Boys JV, Girls JV, Girls Varsity and Boys Varsity won CBL team championships. Individual titles were won by Tilicia Santiago, Danielle Gee and Blake Rodriguez. YHS Cross Country teams, since the school's founding in 1959, have won 60 varsity league championships.


Thunderbird Boutique at YHS

 Students may get free dresses and shoes. The boutique is in the upstairs hallway of the M building and it's open at A and B lunches. 

 

 


Engineering Academy at UCR

Engineering academy seniors hanging out below the Bell Tower at U.C. Riverside.


New YHS Branded Items at the Student Store.

Student Store director Crystal Hickey announced some exciting new products for 2017/18-a sack pack($8), water bottle($10) and lanyard($5).


Bridges and Pumpkins at YHS

12th grade Engineering Academy students competed in the U.S. Government class to build a bridge with specific funding and requirements. The winning bridge held 4 pumpkins and was made at the lowest cost!


CPR/AED Training at YHS

The YHS Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy provided CPR/AED training to Freshmen Seminar students today, facilitated by Dr. Lopez

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YHS Girls at the 2017 Teen Summit

 The 2017 Teen Summit last Friday was attended by YHS girls from the Engineering , HBS, and LPS academies.  The field trip was sponsored by the Girls Scouts and was designed to introduce high school girls to a variety of like skills like resume writing, budgeting, communication,networking, conflict resolution, and even dorm life in college.  All presentations were given by female professionals and community leaders.  Bourns International, Inc. in Riverside provided the venue for the day.

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Ballet Folklorico at YHS 

The Latino Cultural Club presents a special performance by St. Mary's Ballet Folkorico of Redlands - TONIGHT- in the MPR. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Performance 6:30 to 7:30p.m.   $5/person; kids 5 and under are free 


ShakeOut/Mass Casualty Drill at YHS

Yucaipa High School participated in the statewide ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill Thursday. As the earthquake drill wrapped up, Law and Public Safety and Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy students were alerted to a mass causality event in the quad and immediately rolled into action.

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Athletes of the Week at YHS

Marissa Holt and Mathew Best are the YHS Block Y athletes of the week. Holt led her volleyball team to an exciting last minute victory against Citrus Valley Wednesday night and Best's football team is undefeated and playing for the league championship Friday night.


Volleyball Victory at YHS

YHS Volleyball came back from a 0-2 deficit to defeat Citrus Valley.

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Padgett Wins CBL Golf Sportsmanship Award

Liz Padgett won the golf sportsmanship award for the CBL.  This award was voted by her peers in the league.  Four golfers made league finals (top 16 in league):  Sadie Tucker, Liz Padgett, Katrina Wolfram, Macie McKibban.


Bowling at YHS

P.E. Instructor and head baseball coach Ralph Grajeda's class bowled today. No 300 games were recorded.

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It's Blood Drive Day at YHS



Senior Day at Tennis



Architectural Models at YHS

Junior engineering students display their architectural models in Mr. Opsahl's class.  They are currently on display in the library.  Come check them out.


Substance Abuse Education at YHS

Drug Counselor, Jesse Crosby, spoke to Freshmen Seminar students today about the danger of addiction and painkillers.


Passion for Excellence at YHS

It is the little things that push a school toward excellence: a note left in a teacher's box citing excellent work, an impromptu chat with an assistant principal regarding how to better communicate a tough concept, and when needed-picking up litter.


Open For Business at YHS

Yucaipa High School's Student Store, under the direction of marketing instructor Ms. Hickey, is open for business and offers T-Birds a wide variety of healthy snacks, YHS branded clothing, P.E. clothes and other school necessities.


Isolating DNA at YHS

Sharon Whiting's 1st Year Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy students learn how to isolate DNA in preparation for DNA fingerprinting.


Congrats Keo McChesney

Our quarterback, Keo McChesney, has won the SoCal Prep Legends Athlete of the Week.  Selections are made based on voting.

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Computer Graphic Design Artists at CSU Fullerton

Students from YHS' Computer Graphic Design 2 class visited California State University at Fullerton Wednesday. The T-Bird artists and their instructor Mark Watkins received a comprehensive campus tour and a tour of the nationally renown School of the Arts. While touring the art school, YHS students met several faculty members and observed classes and labs.

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YHS 43 - REV 27

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Superbugs at YHS

Students in Ms. Richter's Medical Interventions learn to plate and conjugate non-pathogenic E.coli bacteria to create "superbugs" that are resistant to both Streptomycin and Ampicillin.

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Root Beer Game at YHS

AP Macroeconomics having fun! Learning about the business cycle with the Root Beer Game from MIT.

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Sorenson Engineering at YHS

Today, 50 of the Senior Engineering Academy students attended a presentation by Sorenson Engineering. Students learned about Sorenson Engineering and the variety of work completed in their different departments. Interested students will complete an application, participate in an interview and,if selected by Sorenson, begin a paid internship in November. This is the third year of the YHS and Sorenson Engineering Internship opportunity. 


Cool Bicycles at YHS

Andrew Flores and his custom bicycle. Flores often rides his bike to school.


Cell Membranes at YHS

Ms. Whiting's AP Biology students having a little fun using bubbles to investigate the properties of cell membranes.


Hearing Loss Studied at YHS

Ms. Richter's Medical Intervention students create models of the outer, inner, and middle ear to demonstrate different types and locations of hearing loss.

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Animatronics at YHS

Students in Mr. Opsahl's Engineering Design and Development class are working on animatronics in their class. Students will have a working prototype by Wednesday. 

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Important Meeting For Senior Parents

Senior Parent and Financial Aid Night, Thursday, October 5th 6:00-7:30pm in the YHS MPR. Topics: senior activities/deadlines, college applications, college testing, financial aid.


New York City Trip

A parent information meeting for 9th grade Spring Break trip to Washington DC and New York will be Tuesday, 9/26, at 6 p.m. in A-3.


College Planning Apps

Admittedly (iOS) quizzes the user on issues related to the college experience. The College Fair (Android) helps students refine their potential choices for college.


Water Polo Gets Ready for Citrus Belt League Action

The Boys Water Polo team battled Claremont High School Tuesday in a preseason match.

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Another Easy Day in PE

Coach Frank Solis finally relented to his 6th period athletic conditioning class and gave them a treat by allowing them to run up to the top of "Magic Mountain" (elevation 2732 feet).


Making neurons in AP Psych


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Ecological Food Webs at YHS

Ms. Richter's Biology students model ecological food webs and energy pyramids for different biomes.

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Enzyme-linked Immunosorbant Assay at YHS

Students utilize an ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay) test to determine who has Neisseria meningitidis and to what concentration in Medical Interventions.

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Back to School Night 2017

Parents were welcomed to Yucaipa High School Wednesday evening for the great American tradition of Back to School Night. 

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Club Rush at YHS

Clubs were out in force Friday seeking new members.

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Spinning Though Engineering

Engineering academy seniors designed and 3D printed fidget spinners in Mr. Opsahl's EDD class.

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In the Classroom with

Ethan Linstrom

English Department faculty member Ethan Linstrom makes learning language arts fun and engaging.

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YHS Football Champions Club

Coach Justin Price announced the 2017 members of the YHS Football Champions Club.

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Best Buddies at YHS

YHS Graduate, Marco Blanco, encourages Freshmen to join Best Buddies during Club Rush, this Friday.


New School P.E. at YHS

Sheila Huggins' Prosper PE class doing parachute games Friday.

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Psychology at YHS

Psychology students working in their personality groups representing their traits.


Safe Eclipse Watching at YHS

Science students across campus used safe viewing devices to observe the lunar eclipse event Monday at YHS.

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A Clean YHS is a Happy YHS

The hardworking maintenance staff is rightfully proud of the beautiful campus they maintain for the students and community.


80's Dance 

Thunderbirds enjoyed a great 80's dance Friday night.

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AP Psychology at YHS

 AP Psychology speed meeting of famous psychologists.


Science at YHS

Here are some amazing scientists working on distinguishing between physical and chemical change.


First Week PE Activities

Coach Huggins organized team building activities in her classes this week at YHS,


Collaboration Equals Success

Brian Kennedy, Andrew Flores, & Bryce Morales from the Senior Engineering Academy won this competition in their US Government class using collaboration, communication, and STEM skills that are critical for YHS graduates for their future success.


Great Math Instruction at YHS

Math instructor Josh Simon regularly video records his math instruction and posts the lessons on his YHS website. This allows students to have access to extra help while doing their nightly assignments.


Once a Thunderbird, Always a Thunderbird.

Former T-Birds Brooke Archer and Eric Corona returned to the nest to talk to Mr. Stewart's English classes about their first-year college experiences.  Also visiting during the day were T-bird alums Katalina Salinas, Derrick Rose, Jared Cellini, and Monica Alvarez.


Diminishing Returns at YHS

AP Macroeconomics learning the Law of Diminishing Marginal Return


Best Buddies Fundraiser

Best Buddies held their first fundraiser of the year last Saturday at a 66er baseball game.


Principal Kirkland Greets Freshmen

Principal Shad Kirkland welcomed the class of 2021, today in the Library.


New Trees at YHS

Among the many brick and mortar improvements to the YHS campus, recently  new trees and plants have been popping up all over campus


Team Building with Mr. Brush

Check out this fun and engaging team building exercise used by Mr. Brush in his Math 2B class.

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First Day at Yucaipa High School

Mr. DeVries  welcomes students to his class on the first day of what will be an incredible adventure.


Teacher Training at YHS

Mark Pierson led teacher training sessions Tuesday in state of the art learning technology. 


Teacher of the Year

Tracy VanderHulst was recently named the 2017 YHS Teacher of the Year. VanderHulst teaches mathematics and is widely regarded for her rigorous curriculum and her deep caring for her students.


Welcome Back Teachers

The faculty, staff and administrators of the YCJUSD received a heroes welcome, courtesy of the band and cheerleaders Monday.


T-Birds Pick Up Schedules and Books

2017/18 started Thursday with the pickup of schdeules and books. ASB cards, yearbooks and parking passes were also available.

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YHS Football Lineman Showing Strength

Congrats to the lineman for taking 3rd place at the Santa Fe Lineman Competition.


Kramer and Stuart Earn Nationals Medals

Collin Kramer and Brian Stuart's Orange County club volleyball team earned medals at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships. Kramer and Stuart return for their final season on YHS' powerful volleyball team.


Triumphant Class of 2017 Commencement

By nearly all accounts, the class of 2017 set the bar for future generations of Thunderbirds in terms of academic performance, athletic achievements and the professional level of arts and performance. The class received their diplomas Wednesday and set off to conquer their new worlds.
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The Speeches of the 2017 Commencement

Watch and listen again to the stirring and thoughtful speeches of the 2017 Commencement
YCJUSD Board President Patricia Ingram
Principal Shad Kirkland
Darryl Womack
Angel Wilson
Kersten Corns
Michaela Sabbah


2017 Commencement Hats

Another tradition that raises YHS above its peers is the decoration of the head gear a graduate wears at commencement. These decorations make clear the hopes, dreams and desires of the Class of 2017.
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Mike Bagg Named Mountain Bike Racing National Coach of the Year

Mike Bagg, coach of the successful YHS Mountain Bike Racing Team, was just named the National Interscholastic Cycling Association Coach of the Year for 2016. Bagg, who founded the team in 2008, has guided the dominant program in Southern California. Nearly all local teams are pattered after the YHS program. read more


Great Art at YHS

Talented senior Andrew Flores, showing his final painting for Adv. Art. It tells  a story about his life so far.


HBS Academy Culminating Activity

From crime scene investigation to autopsy findings, a year-long study concluded as 120 freshmen from the Health and Biomedical Science Academy held a Socratic Seminar-style symposium to discuss the simulated case file of Anna Garcia. 


Best Buddies at Knotts

The Best Buddies Club had an amazing day at Knotts Berry Farm Wednesday.
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Block Y Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Alyssa Barrick becomes the first mountain bike racer to be named a Block Y Athlete of the Week, Barrick, just finished her second season riding on the team was named the team Most Valuable Rider, earning more points than anyone on the team. Along with her considerable athletic talent, Barrick's teachers report she is a hardworking and engaged student.


2017 Engineering Senior Showcase

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Watch the LPS Academy Bootcamp Video

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Night In The Trenches 2017

Perhaps the most awaited event of the 2016/7 school year was the Night In The Trenches World War I reenactment. Developed and managed by Kaiser John Taylor and General David Paul, YHS students spent the night of May 12th on a simulated Northern France battlefield, reliving the horrors of the trenches.
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Order a Lei For Graduation

Graduation Lei's for class of 2017! Order your grad a fresh orchid lei and help support YHS Cheer! $20 each and delivered on June 7. Orders due by 5/30! Fill out and submit google form https://goo.gl/forms/t6GarFbEBlTsZzb73  Pay online or email advisor at yhscheer20@gmail.com. Thank you! 


Battle of the Bands

Featuring Stay Tuned, The Nervous System and more! Contact Mr. Stewart or an Interact Club member for tickets. 

May 26th - 7p.m.
35600 Singleton Road
Calimesa, CA

$5


LPS Academy 3rd Annual Safety Expo 

LPS Academy student proudly displayed their projects Tuesday at the YHS LPS Safety Expo.

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A Great Teacher-Every Day

Science educator Rick Piercy ends his time at YHS in a couple of weeks. Piercy has been long regarded by his peers as the heart and soul of YHS. He leaves this campus a much better place, largely due to his passion to be excellent and his desire for all of us to give our students the best education we can, every day.


2017 Technology-Art Department Honor Graduates


Dallas Bartlett
Sidonie Bolbach
Elizabeth Carsoli
Joseph Comptois
Jessica Fino
Zachary French
McKenzie Guldemond
Miranda Gustuson
Jaqueline Hernandez 
Zachary King

Jonathon Livingston
Alexis Martin
Luke Maxwell
Kaylee McCoy
Abigail Newhouse
Marissa Norcross
Kassidy Rosano
Joshua Samra 
Ashley Vazmendes



2017 Inland Solar Challenge

The Solar Boat Team competed  at Yucaipa Regional Park in the Inland Solar Challenge against 6 other area high schools.  The team took 2nd Place in both the Sprint and Slalom events and 3rd in Endurance.


YHS High Tech Medical Training

Medical Interventions students use laparoscopic trainer boxes to practice laparoscopic surgery techniques for kidney transplantation.


Jose's Supports YHS Interact

   Join the Yucaipa High School Interact Club at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, 33527 Yucaipa Blvd., on May 24, 2017 from 11 am to 10pm.
   Proceeds go to the Interact Club to help with community service projects and support the youth of the community.
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A Night In The Trenches

Social Studies faculty, led by John Taylor and David Paul, constructed their WWI simulation today.


FREE Summer Career Training

 InTech Training for the Youth is offering two FREE programS for students interested in electrical or mechanical training. Students will be learning the Craft Fundamentals of Industrial Electrical and Mechanical Training and earning Industry recognized certifications. Upon completion, students will walk away with an OSHA – 10 Certification, NCCER: Core Certification, CPR/First-Aid Certification. June classes will also be learning a portion of Level 1 and can finish their certification here after they turn 18 if interested in continuing. These courses are at no cost, all books, testing fees and certifications are covered by the grant.To register, go to the link on the flyer. Space is limited

Youth Program Information
June Schedule
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2017 AVID Senior Class

AVID seniors recently received hard-earned keepsakes to accompany their graduation caps and gowns, including AVID sashes, medallions, and cords for AP studies. The annual AVID Senior Awards Night also included academic recognition of students from all AVID grade levels.


Morning Practice

Seniors practiced this week for the annual PowderPuff game on May 25th.


Class of 2007 Reunion Information

More info!


LPS Mock Trial Resolves Stolen Lunch Money Case

Today Deputy County Counsel, Mr. Adam Miederhoff, hosted a Mock Trial - The Case of the Stolen Lunch Money - for Mrs. Simon's LPS English 10 class. Thank you Mr. Miederhoff for the wonderful experience!!


CIF Champion Wrestlers Get Their Rings

The CIF Championship Wrestling Team received their rings today at YHS.


Senior Engineering Showcase

Please join us for an evening of viewing these wonderful projects the students have been working so diligently on during their senior year at YHS.


Just Another Day in Mr. Simon's Fire Science Class

Chromebook testing in Fire Science


Appointed Commissioner Positions

See complete list


Spring Festival 2017

YCJUSD Superintendent Cali Binks and YHS Art Department Chair Lori Gifford at the Spring Festival Friday night at YHS.
Watch Jason lead the YHS Band

Tour the Spring Festival Art Show


This Family Ran For YHS

Tyler, Tanner and Tori Dutchover, over a period of 10 years, set an amazingly high bar for future YHS distance runners....and they're nice people too! see article


Good Lesson From CECA

Mrs. Carlisle's fifth graders, from CECA, gave presentations on the dangers of texting and driving to YHS students.


It's Football Conditioning Time!

YHS Football players have spent May rounding into shape for what looks to be an amazing 2017 season.


Block Y Athlete of the Week

Cody Stevens - Baseball
Sr. Pitcher/First Base
Record of 6-3
ERA of 0.93
62 Strike Outs
.420 Batting Ave
Leading the team in hits and On Base Percentage


One of our Thunderbirds

One of our magnificent hawks, who glide daily over our campus, stopped for dinner Thursday evening near the gym.


Summer Is Coming Fast

Winter Gross and her longboard enjoying a beautiful May morning at YHS.


Citrus Belt Area Athletic Directors Association Outstanding Athletes Nathan Martinez and Hannah Stevenson.



Academy Students Hangout With Industry Professional

Engineering Academy 12th Economics students invited Steve Kerpan  from SKB Cases to a video conference using our new Google Classroom tool Google Hangout where they learned about international trade and its effects on manufacturing and outsourcing.


Mr. Lewis' Students Collaborate to Learn WWII Events

Students in Mr. Lewis' Modern World History classes worked in collaborative groups to research major events in World War II, then created WWII Era newspapers to peer teach about the war.  The newspapers included 3 articles, an obituary, an editorial and a political cartoon.The final evolution of the assignment was to gallery walk the newspapers, and answer questions according to their peers' research and writing. (gallery)


Developing Math Skills at YHS

Tracy Vanderhulst's Math Support class uses Math 180 and various mathematics utilities to develop math skills that will bring success in subsequent courses.


It's AP testing time!

AP U.S. Government students enjoyed a fun breakfast before heading in to their exam last week. Pictured are Savannah Horton and Courtney Carlson.


Egg Babies at YHS

Brandon Rabico has carried around his baby (egg) for the entire week. Freshman Seminar students carry eggs on campus to simulate the care and concern needed to raise an infant.

Thermodynamics at YHS

At some schools, you can read about the effect heat has on air in a textbook. In Taylor Horspool's AP Physics 2 class students actually interact with and manipulate that law of nature. (Emma Dixon Photo)


YHS ELAC at UC Riverside

ELAC members and their families attended a youth conference at UCR.

 


3D and the Planets

Michael Cox zooms in on his 3D solar system project. Created with Autodesk Maya 3D 2017.  (video)


Innovation Challenge Team Captures 2nd Place

The Yucaipa High School Innovation Challenge team earned a strong 2nd place finish at Northrup Grumman headquarters this past weekend. The team designed a 6" cube shaped device that when activated deployed a large shield from ambient light. For their efforts, the T-Bird engineers won a $750 prize.


Freshman HBS Students at CHC

Freshman Health and Biomedical Science Academy students recently visited the new Public Safety and Allied Health building at Crafton Hills College. Students witnessed real-time emergency medical response simulations, operated respiratory therapy equipment, and toured the campus' fire training facility.


High School Special Olympics

The YHS delegation to Special Olympic athletes and coaches that participated in the 1st Annual High School Special Olympic Games at Beaumont High School on 4/28/2017.  (gallery)


Engineering Students at Mt.SAC

The sophomore engineering academy students toured Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) on April 12. They had a chance to go behind the scenes of the theater and meet with a stage light and truss engineer.  He talked to them about Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century and some of the Rigging Math that his engineering students must know. He also emphasized how important it is for theater and stage engineers to get their math right when rigging trusses for stage lights; if a truss can't take the stress put on by the weight of the heavy lights, human lives are at stake!


Election Results

ASB President - Kyle Bott
ASB Vice President - Anastasia Zacky
Senior Class President - Madi Parr
Senior Class Vice President - Brooklyn Taylor
Senior Class Secretary/Treasurer - Bethany Maksimuk
Senior Class Representative - Bryce Tully
Junior Class President - Jakob Fermanian
Junior Class Vice President - Scuba O'Connor
Junior Class Secretary/Treasurer - Taylor Beck
Junior Class Representative - Blake Rodriguez
Soph. Class President - Danielle Gee
Soph. Class Vice President - George Zacky
Soph. Class Secretary/Treasurer - Bradley Heacock
Soph. Class Representative - Ethan Bunch

 

Thank You Jeff Marshall

Long time art instructor Jeff Marshall will retire at the end of the school year. Marshall, who has fostered the love of art and design in 1000's of Thunderbirds, looks forward to restoring his 1975 Porsche 911s and polishing his other classic cars.


HBS Students Tour AMR

Freshman Health and Biomedical Science Academy students recently toured the American Medical Response facility in Rancho Cucamonga. The students inspected ambulance bays,  received ethics instruction, and took part in compression-only CPR training.


O'Connell Speaks to Interact Club

Sherri O'Connell from the City of Yucaipa spoke to the Interact Club about the Homeless Coalition on April 20th. Pictured with Sherri are President Sunil Alexander, Vice President Genesis Moreno and Secretary Tulsi Patel.


Seussical For Youngsters

Elementary students from all over the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District came to YHS Tuesday for a special performance of Seussical the Musical.


Feeding America Food Drive

Ned Morgan helped pick up food gathered by the YHS community for a Feeding America food drive. Morgan, long regarded as the gold standard for YHS math instruction, was amazed at how the campus had changed since his retirement.


WASC Team Now on Campus

Yucaipa High School's accreditation team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges will be on campus through Wednesday afternoon. The team met Sunday afternoon with YHS administrators, teachers, parents and students.


Block Y Athlete of the Week

Senior volleyball opposite Grant Gordon is this week's Block Y Athlete of the Week. Grant had 16 aces, 8 Blocks, 26 kills at .258 hitting percentage in 2 victories last week.


Every 15 Minutes Safe Driving Presentation at YHS

Juniors and Seniors observed an impaired driving accident scenario staged by San Bernardino County law enforcement, rescue agencies and the YCJUSD. (photos by Austin Shook) gallery gallery 2


Raya Signs For Indiana University

CIF Wrestling Champion A.J. Raya signed a national letter of intent for Indiana University Wednesday at YHS. gallery




YHS Senior athletes signed national letters of intent Monday at YHS. Hannah Stevenson-Soccer-           Missouri Southern State University, Chris Womack-BWP/swim-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tanner Dutchover-CC/TR-   Biola University, Mackenna Mason-     CC/TR-Biola University, Kayla Fisher-           GVB Vanguard University, Natalie Hadder- GVB-Hope International University (Soctt Kennedy photo)  gallery



Computer Graphic Design 2 students animated a simple aquarium using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop CC software. play movie



Coach Jeff Stout, coaches and players celebrate his 800th victory.



Thursday the YHS Law and Public Safety Academy hosted a symposium for young women  exploring careers in public safety. Presenters from the public safety community explained their working lives and how a young person could prepare for a career. (photos by Mr. Kennedy's advanced photography students) gallery



The YHS Madrigals toured the San Francisco area over spring break. gallery



Abby Newhouse and 21 other YHS students participated in the Yucaipa Valley Art Show over the break. YHS received a 1st place, 2nd place, and a honorable mention award. Abigail Newhouse received the 1st place award as well as the "People's Choice/Popular Vote Award" 



Seniors Hayden Moore and April Beath at the recent  California State Thespian Festival Upland High School .



AP Macroeconomics using personal devices to solve the Economics puzzles found in QR codes around campus to win prizes!. gallery



Meet the 2017 class of Hozoni Atet and Junior Ushers  download high quality image



YHS Track and Field team hosted the Redlands Terriers Wednesday.


Stephanie DelaMora holds her Lumiére, from Beauty and the Beast,  that she constructed in Arts and Crafts. 



Twelve Yucaipa High School students talked with six students from Sman 5 Bandung in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The students shared their memories of favorite festivals and what these celebrations mean to them. Students at Yucaipa discussed Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year's, Christmas, and the 4th of July and students at Sman 5 discussed Ramadan and Christmas. They found common ground in the importance of family and unity and Santa Claus and participated in respectful discourse about traditions. The video conference was facilitated by the Generation Global Foundation and teachers Nicki Young and Lisa Swank.



Congratulations to YHS Speech and Debate for earning the Leading Chapter Award in the Southern California District.  This honor is based on student participation and is the highest honor you can receive from the National Speech & Debate Association.  Congratulations to YHS Speech & Debate members, past and present, as well as to coach John Eichman.  



Our Engineering Academy celebrated their "luck" by designing a four-leaf clover that would land face up when flipped! video



Avid Road Trip 2017-UC Santa Barbara, CSU San Francisco, CSU Stanislaus, CSU Monterey Bay, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo gallery



Police Chief Tony Onodera came out to speak to members of the YHS Social Justice Club and Law and Public Safety students.



The YHS Jazz Band with featured soloist Klarise Peters entertained the 8th grade parent meeting Wednesday night with a terrific cover of Aretha Franklin's Respect. play



Congratulations to YHS Senior Chris Womack (right) on his acceptance to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Also, congratulations and thanks to dad Daryl Womack for completing the 200+ page YHS Self-Study for the upcoming WASC accreditation visit in April.



What do T-Birds who make great grades, play varsity soccer and contribute to our campus' wonderful student climate do when they leave YHS? They become awesome teachers. Park View Middle School is lucky to have you Ms. Seevers.



Eighth graders from Park View Middle School start their YHS adventure Wednesday.



Jefferey Wallace (9th grade first-year) is one of the first students to finish a 4 month long project that models, textures, and animates a character.  Here is his result. 



Eighth graders from Mesa View Middle School toured YHS Tuesday. The Mustangs received information about the huge variety of YHS offerings and programs. Check out Mr. Hudson's introduction to our amazing Visual and Performing Arts programs. 



Seussical is preparing for its April 21 opening. Sets are getting competed, choreography cleaned up and the kids are doing great! 



Honor Drama Thespians from our own Troupe 960, who are pictured with one of the California State Board members. Pictured from YHS are Bryan Rasmus, April Beath, Hayden Moore and Ethan Barnes



Sunil Alexander, Grace Fogel with County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandro and Maxwell Ohikuare co-chair of the Community Vital Signs Steering Committee.



Ms. Flores' 11th graders were working on an essay using YHS' new Chromebook laptops. Students can work on an essay, open documents posted on School Blocks and submit their final essay to turnitin.com., all while staying in the classroom.



Students Sunil Alexander and Grace Fogel present to community panel members (school board members, legislators, city council members, etc...) regarding health and wellness in schools.  



Isabelle Vasquez won Best in Show at the San Bernardino County art show for students. Brother Ismael had the fastest swim for his 4x50 relay team that day. A great day for the Vasquez family.



Students in Ms. Wolfe's Freshmen Seminar class experiment with goggles that simulate a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .07 - .10%.



Ms. Richter's Medical Interventions students design and build basic cable prosthetic arms that they must use to pick up a cup drink water from.



Army Staff Sergeant Ambriz, shared the advantages of choosing the Army after graduation.


Dance Team Wins!

Congratulations to the YHS Dance Team for winning 1st place High School Dance- Novice and Judge’s Choice at last Sunday’s competition at Indian Springs HS! Next, the team will be competing, in May, at Knott’s Berry Farm- be sure to wish them luck! 


   Congratulations to the Yucaipa High School 2017 American Legion Boys State Nominees:  L-R back row Samuel Schmidt, Matthew Best, Jeremiah Phillippi, Brandon Thies & Brian Kennedy; front row Al Situmorang, Kyle Bott,  & Scott Buchmiller.  

   After an interview with the American Legion Boys State representatives, Brian Kennedy was selected as the delegate and Samuel Schmidt as the alternate.  Brian will spend a week this summer in Sacramento with senior boys from across the state.  He will be part of a fun and instructional program learning how our government works, while developing leadership skills and an appreciation of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.


   Dylan Hudson, a freshman at Yucaipa High School, was granted the status of Eagle Scout on January 29, 2017 by the Las Vegas Area Boy Scout Council.

   Dylan's Eagle Scout Project consisted of constructing and painting two dugout shade structures on a T-Ball Baseball Field in the City of Blythe. Dylan previously resided in Blythe and recently moved to Yucaipa.



Mr. Strickland's French classes created festive masks to honor the arrival of Mardi Gras. (more photos)


Today in honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America, Class 2 of Yucaipa High's Law and Public Safety Academy wrote poems about LPS in Dr. Seuss style. 

"Oh the wonderful things LPS can do! We can run like the wind. We can go HooRoo! LPS can do it, how about you?" - in the style of Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You!"
AND 
"LPS in uniform. Dark Shoes, Dark Pants, LPS Shirt, Ready to Work!" -in the style of "Fox in Socks"
AND
"Just try it! Try it! You may like it...Say! I like LPS. I like integrity. I like it here and I like it there. I like it everywhere!" -in the style of "Green Eggs and Ham" (more photos)





Quinn Benitiez, Eric Wilkie, Ryan Grinnals and Alyssa Moore. 

YHS Students traveled Thursday to Calimesa Elementary to read to 3rd-5th graders.



Tuesday night, over 400 11th grade parents crowded into the MPR to meet with counselors and administrators about  what faces their sons and daughters in their final year at YHS.



David Paul and John Taylor appeared Tuesday night at the school board meeting, in uniform, to present their plans for the massively successful Night in the Trenches. This WWI simulation has been wildly successful in conveying the true horror of war.



Tuesday, 10th grade Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy students visited Dunlap Elementary to teach some of the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students about various respiratory conditions. The HBS students shared the information on their specific conditions with the Dunlap students and answered questions they had.  (more photos)



Mr. Marshall had his Beginning Art and Design class making face casts.

(more photos)



Medical Intervention students researching and practicing biofeedback methods to reduce stress

(more photos)




Drug Counselor, Jesse Crosby, educates Freshmen Seminar students about Date Rape Drugs.


YHS Wrestlers Qualifying for the CIF Masters Match

Wt Class   Grade              Name               CIF Div. Place                     
120               9             Korey Mendoza                3rd

 126              11            Anthony Loera                 2nd

 138              12            AJ Raya                              2nd

 152              12           Sergio Panduro                3rd

 170              11           Thomas Rippy                   2nd

 182              12            Sean Brown                      2nd

 195              12            Arick Lopez                 Champ

 285              12            Jesus Morales                   4th
*YHS qualified more wrestlers to the Masters Match than any other school




YHS Graduate, Thomas Stibbie, shared his journey growing up with autism, as students prepare for Tolerance Week.


Classes, clubs, students and staff at Yucaipa High School participated in the annual YHS Valentines for Vets project.  Over 1,000 valentines were delivered to the VA hospital in Loma Linda to remind our veterans that we love and appreciate them, and have not forgotten their service our country. 


On February 14th in Mrs. Simon's English classes, students celebrate Tone Day!!! Today students used the timeless tradition of creating, giving and receiving nice thoughtful wishes in a card to analyze the impacts Tone and Mood have on our every day lives and in our writing. Happy Tone Day!!


Congratulations to the Yucaipa High School 2017 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Nominees: (L-R) Samantha Antinucci, Makena Chriss, Madison Parr, Grace Fogel, Tulsi Patel, and Felicity Barron.  After an interview with the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State representatives, Tulsi Patel was selected as the delegate, with Grace Fogel and Madison Parr first and second alternates respectively.  Tulsi will spend a week this summer at Claremont McKenna College with senior girls from across the state.  They will be part of an enriched program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country. 


Boris Robinson shared pics of he and students 

conducting a blood spatter lab criminal 

science activity in his ROP class today.


Hannah Stevenson is the Block Y Athlete of the Week for the week ending on January 28th.  Hannah is a Captain on the YHS Girl's Soccer team and is the top goalie in the CBL.

Other Nominees for the week: 
Wrestling                 Charlissa Hawley
Girls' Water Polo    Clara Schell
Boy's Soccer            Brian Calderon
Boy's Basketball      Brecken Palmer
Girl's Basketball      Marissa Holt 

All of these athletes will receive a medal provided by the Yucaipa High School Block Y Athletic Letterman's Club


Yucaipa High School Junior, Brian Kennedy spent 11 days time away from his academic schedule this January to fly to Spain on his own and join up with an elite international junior road bike racing team. He signed a 2017 contract to race and represent Team Novo Nordisk (the world's first all type 1 diabetes professional cycling team). He participated in the winter training camp to gain important media training, racing strategy, receive his race 

bike and team clothing, and train in the mild Mediterranean climate (it rained and even snowed during most of the last week of training--very similar to conditions he'll find racing in Belgium this spring and summer. 

"Altea, Spain and surrounding areas was beautiful and it was absolutely amazing train there with such internationally talented cyclists. I can't wait to go back!" 



Physicals teacher Taylor Horspool's class just did a neat lab where they measured the thickness of hair by analyzing the diffraction pattern of laser light that hits it.



Members of YHS Interact Club helped with a middle school career fair at CHC on Saturday.



Congratulations to Football 1st Team All-CIF Div. 6 offensive players Paul Bakenhus(OL) , Gavin Norris(WR) and Nathan Martinez (QB-not pictured)


Congratulations to Football 1st Team All-CIF Div. 6 defensive players Joseph Simmons(DL), Asani Hampton(CB) and Matt Best(LB)



Senior A.J. Raya is this week's Block Y Athlete of the Week, Raya leads the CBL Champion Wrestling team and is ranked 1st in the CBL and 6th in state.


Brooke Johnson, Khaylen Smith and Kaitlyn Boyd starred Saturday night in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown



Engineering Academy students visit Cal Poly Pomona and check out the Formula SAE race car engineering program.



Renee, from FIDM, spoke to Freshmen Seminar classes about Fashion Merchandising and following their dreams.




Today 70 AVID 8th grade students from PVMS and MVMS came to learn about the AVID program at YHS. They had the opportunity to sit in on High School classes and shadow an upper class AVID student.


Officer Dustin Hodgins was a guest speaker in Mrs. Simon’s Law & Public Safety English 10 Class on Friday, January 13th. Officer Hodgins, a Yucaipa High School Class of 2013 graduate, spoke to the class about his journey since graduating high school in becoming a member of the Fontana Police Department. He answered many questions and shared valuable information about the physical and mental rigors of pursuing and being in a demanding

job like his. The LPS students were very excited to hear about the experiences of a YHS Thunderbird, once just like them, who has successfully achieved his dream of becoming a police officer. The 10th grade LPS class is currently researching and creating real life fitness plans to get ready for when they graduate YHS and start careers like Officer Hodgin’s. Thank you Officer Hodgins for your time and for your service. YHS is very proud of you!!



Best Buddies Pair of the Month-Ezra and Breanna



The YHS Key Club spent a day decorating the rose float for Kiwanis International



The 2016 Adopt-A-Family program identified and provided a great Christmas

for local families who might not have a good holiday. Students, staff and faculty

contributed an enormous amount of gifts and assistance for these familes.


Senior Cade Gorrell received a personal visit from the University of Redlands congratulating him for being accepted for the Fall 2017 term. Cade is the first 2017 YHS graduate to be accepted to the U of R so far this year! Congrats Cade!!


Getting the proper shader for her 3D aquarium can be difficult, but with patience and understanding, Erandy de la Torre will find the perfect match.







The Alive Club gathered 32 shoeboxes full of gifts for underprivileged children overseas.


Law and Public Safety Academy Class 2 students Alex Williams and Joel Winn 

teach CPR and AED skills to Mrs. Wolfe's Freshmen Seminar students.



Ms. Richter's Biology classes created DNA today at YHS.




Belinda Shalhoub, a Yucaipa High alumnus and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, recently spoke to Freshman Health and Biomedical Science Academy students about her educational background and career. Students examined equipment used for tracheal intubation and intravenous preparation, and they also viewed footage from a recent medical volunteer trip to Mexico that assisted children unable to obtain medical treatment.


On Wednesday, Señor Ese (aka "Mr. Steenhausen") and 44 of his Spanish 1 students were joined by seven chaperones, including YCJUSD School Board member Sharon Bannister on a field trip to Downtown Los Angeles. After a ride on Metrolink to LA Union 

Station, they toured the shops and museums of historic Olvera Street, including the oldest house in LA, and visited various other places of Hispanic cultural significance such as La Plaza museum.



Ms. Cheek's HBS US HISTORY Progressive Press Conference. This is Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders.



Block Y Athletes of the Week Nathan Martinez and Hannah Stevenson


The YHS ELAC meeting Tuesday night filled the Career Center.



Grade 10 Principles of Engineering students: think, collaborate, design, 

write the code, build it, make the machine move, repeat if necessary.




CHP Officer Alvarez spoke to Freshmen Seminar students about the dangers of distracted driving.



The Leo Club was in the quad Wednesday promoting Diabetes Awareness Day.


Over 50 YHS seniors visited the County Registrar of Voters Tuesday night. T-Birds watched the initial ballot return and saw the tally of local ballots.    
Results from the YHS Mock Election

507 ballots counted
 Trump with 53%
Clinton with 30% 
Third party mix with 17% 


10th grade LPS field trip to Yucaipa Police Station 



The YHS UCA competition team competed this past weekend at regionals and did awesome. YHS qualified for the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Fl. This competition circuit is a lot more difficult and the team put on a great showing for their first time. YHS is excited to be taking a team to Orlando and the NHSCC for the first time. 



Art Department Chair Ms. Lori Gifford at the Yu-Ca-Chella student art show.


Kyle Fanning, Senior Product Innovation Manager for OtterBox, discussed the innovation process used to design the uniVERSE Case System with students in the 12th grade Engineering Design and Development class. The students were given an overview of the innovation process, including several helpful tools and frameworks they can start using immediately in the creation and development of their senior projects.


Final set building for Beauty and the Beast took place Thursday evening.



US Government students created the government tree complete with information about each of the branches!


Preparing for the November 30th application deadline, YHS senior Engineering Academy students stand in front of the bell tower at the University of California Riverside during a campus visit which included a tour of the dorms, as well as, the Bourns College of Engineering.



As a part of their Transition English course with Mr. Mobley, Sidonie Bolbach and Destiny Osterhout were the first to be hired through a new employment partnership program at YHS.  Pictured with Sidonie and Destiny are Lauren Miller and Jovany Escobar of Deseret Industries with Mr. Mobley.  Congratulations girls!


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