Dr. Dale Feinberg of Yuma made a Civil War presentation Wednesday to seventh-grade students in Tony Harman’s class at Yuma Lutheran School. Feinberg, portraying Confederate Maj. Gen. ZZ Mutazarnik and dressed in an authentic period uniform, is preparing to embark on a cross-country trip to take part in several Civil War
With aspirations that eventually lead to running for Congress, Cibola High School senior Michael Woodson, 18, was recently awarded the Baird scholarship for $40,000 to the University of Arizona.He also received the renewable Wildcat Excellence Award for $6,000 a year and other financial aid to help him cover all but about $1,000 a ye
Yuma High School student Josh Owl, 18, recently received a number of scholarships that will help him pay for his tuition at the University of Arizona, where he hopes to use his education to ultimately become a biomedical engineer and help eradicate diabetes.In addition to a $40,000 Baird scholarship and the renewable Wildcat Excellen
Class by class, about 400 students at Crane Middle School were trained on the basics of compression-only CPR as part of National Emergency Medical Services Week.City of Yuma Fire Department public information officer Mike Erfert said the theme of this year's EMS Week, which ends Saturday, is “One Mission, One Team,” encou
Twelve high school seniors have been nominated by their school counselors or teachers to be recognized by the Yuma Sun Scholars program for outstanding achievements in the field of language arts. They are among nearly 50 students chosen to be honored this year. Every area high school can nominate one student for each category: technical studies,
END-OF-YEAR ACTIVITIESWHERE: AmeriSchools Academy NorthGOING ON: Sixth-level promotion ceremony and dance today; readiness graduation FridayRISE, SING CONCERTWHEN: Doors open 6:15 p.m.; concert 7 p.m. todayWHERE: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1550 S. 14th Ave.GO
No matter where you are around the world, if you have an Internet connection you will be able to stream any of the Yuma Union High School District graduations live this Friday. Beginning at 8 p.m., all graduations will be streamed live online from their respective stadiums. “This will be a very special opportunity f
Eight high school seniors have been nominated by their school counselors or teachers to be recognized by the Yuma Sun Scholars program for outstanding achievements in the field of foreign language. They are among nearly 50 students chosen to be honored this year. Every area high school can nominate one student for each category: technical studie
For the second year in a row, the Tierra del Sol Sun Dragon Band and Choir has earned significant awards at a competition sponsored by Disneyland.For the 2013 contest, 34 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Tierra del Sol Elementary School traveled to Disneyland to participate in Disney's Music in the Parks Festival.The
The Yuma University of Arizona Alumni Club has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 37 high school seniors or junior college students heading to Tucson in the fall.Since 1991, the Yuma Chapter has awarded over 500 scholarships worth $877,000 to Yuma youth. The club's goal is to become the first non-profit organization to award over $1
Fourth-grade students in Vicki Peterson's GAP (Gowan Achievement Program) science class watched with curiosity as she walked around the room with a worm farm for them to see up close.
The thin red invertebrates crawled through the soil as she explained to students that while the worms don't have eyes, the have light-sensitive cells, aler
Nine high school seniors have been nominated by their school counselors or teachers to be recognized by the Yuma Sun Scholars program for outstanding achievements in the field of career/technical. They are among nearly 50 students chosen to be honored this year. Every area high school can nominate one student for each category: technical studies
Both speakers for the recent 2013 commencement at Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University-Yuma share a love for higher education and the possibilities it provides. AWC commencement speaker Stephanie Rivas had her start at the local community college at the age of 5 in the original Child Development Learning Lab, as th
On Thursday evening, George and Barbara Rouff accepted an award at Arizona Western College for instilling the importance of pursuing a higher education in the lives of their 11 children.
With 19 and a half years separating the youngest and oldest of the Rouff children, all followed the family tradition of first graduating from Y
Cibola High School's end-of-the-year choir concert will not only serve as a send-off for the students that will be attending a 10-day performance tour in Ohio this summer, but also for their teacher who will move shortly afterward.“With plans to move back to Ohio this summer after the performance tour, this concert will be very
After Glenn Mayle's parents were killed when he was 13 years old, his sister Pearl Garcia took him into her home even though she was raising three children at the time. “I could never repay her and her husband for all they did for me,” said Mayle, the president of Arizona Western College.Mayle said that in add
There's only so much a student can learn within the confines of a classroom when it comes to automotive engineering. In order to better equip future generations of engineers with hands-on experience, the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors have teamed up to offer EcoCAR 2: Plugging In To The Future, a three-year competition
A project to build a moon buggy served as a final exam in each of Philip Nash's science classes at Yuma Catholic High School. Each of the teams then put their buggy to the test, which included surviving the "moonscape" and bringing back eight rock samples, all the while on the clock. The competition featured four teams.
After spending the past few months raising funds, Cary Fields' advanced language arts class still has about $3,500 to go to be able to attend an upcoming international conference.Fields and her students at Castle Dome Middle School were recently selected to be presenters at the 2013 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Educa
Every year, the model rocket team from San Luis Middle School soars higher in its bid to win a national championship.For the first time in its history a year ago, a team from the school qualified for the finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge, where it finished in 98th place from among 100 competing teams around the country.
MOTHERS'S DAY PROGRAMWHEN: 6 p.m. todayWHERE: San Luis High School, 1250 N. 8th Ave.GOING ON: The Gadsden Elementary School District music department will have its annual Mother's Day program celebration with the performances of the district marching band, mariachi, jazz and folkloric dancers; free
More than $5,000 in prizes, Bose products and a $500 scholarship were awarded Monday at the annual Yuma County Science and Engineering Expo.After being named the Overall High School Winner for her project, “Determining the Universal Constant of Gravity,” Harvest Preparatory Academy student Pam Pircaro, 16, was also awarde
The Crane Elementary School District superintendent's revised 2013-2015 contract and alternative performance pay plan were both unanimously approved at a board meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Bob Klee explained that school boards have the ability to adopt their own performance pay plan. He noted that the plan differs from the Arizona
Students graduating from Arizona Western College and the Yuma branch campuses of Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona will receive their diplomas Friday.
The 2013 commencement will begin at 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium, 7150 E. 24th St., next to Gila Ridge High School.
More than 1,900 students will be grad
School uniforms at O.C. Johnson Elementary were unanimously approved Monday by the Yuma Elementary School District governing board. Of the 422 ballots distributed in English and Spanish to kindergarten through fourth-grade students to take home to their parents or guardians, 372 were returned. Of that number, 68 percent were in favor