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Almeida makes Oak Ridge tennis history

Madeline Almeida is the only Trojan to ever play in a Sac-Joaquin Section Individual Singles tournament finals match. Courtesy photo

ROSEVILLE — Health and a tinge of payback worked in harmony for Oak Ridge’s Madeline Almeida who last week won the Individual Sac-Joaquin Section tennis title Friday at Johnson Ranch in Roseville. Second last year at the same tournament, Almeida, minus the turned ankle that affected her performance, got over the top this time against […]

No Comment / November 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Junior Trojans put studies first

More than 140 children in first through eighth grade attended the annual Oak Ridge Jr. Trojans Scholastic All Stars event on Jan. 23. Student athletes were recognized and awarded for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. Courtesy photo

Young student athletes received accolades off the field at a special Jan. 23 event. More than 140 students in first through eighth grade were recognized for their academic achievements at the seventh annual Oak Ridge Jr. Trojan Scholastic All-Stars awards ceremony. Event chair and Jr. Trojans parent Theresa Miller told the coaches to cover their ears at the […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run for Courage expands, readies for Folsom race

Run for Courage participants stretch before the start of the 2012 race. This year's race will take place in Folsom on Saturday, Sept. 28. Courtesy photo

Most people are shocked to discover girls as young as 10 are sold for sex every day in the United States. Officials estimate 100,000 to 300,000 American children are exploited each year in this $32 billion industry, and worldwide the number is close to 1.2 million. Pimps use violence and coercion to force these young girls […]

Comments Off / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Oak Ridge science teacher honored for passion

As an Oak Ridge High School science teacher with more than 25 years of experience, Barbara Olson is unquestionably passionate about teaching chemistry and physiology to her students. But Olson becomes particularly excited to discuss motivating her female students to pursue advanced science studies and, ideally, a technical education and career. “Back in my day, […]

Comments Off / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Wehr’s Oak Ridge legacy: Nine years of academic gains and much more

ONE LAST TIME — Principal Steve Wehr mingles with students on Senior Day at Oak Ridge High School. Wehr's trading in his principal hat for a job at the El Dorado Union High School District's administration office. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Senior Day, the traditional day-before-graduation mingle at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, took place in the school’s quad after the last final exams were turned in May 30. This year’s edition was particularly bittersweet when Principal Steve Wehr and Assistant Principal Pam Bartlett showed up. Band Leader Paul Varnoff and Choir Director […]

Comments Off / June 03, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge principal tapped for district job

Oak Ridge Principal Steve Wehr greets students on the first day of school last year. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Union High School District recently announced that Oak Ridge High School Principal Stephen Wehr has been selected as the new assistant superintendent for Human Resources. Wehr will fill the upcoming vacancy left by retiring Assistant Superintendent Stevie (Stephanie) Clark. Wehr emerged as the primary candidate among three finalists at the conclusion of the second […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen studies at famed Moscow’s Bolshoi

Ballerina Aubrey Kendler demonstrates her talent and flexibility at the  Sierra Ballet Studio. The local teen is now studying ballet in Russia. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

With her pointe shoes in tow, ballerina Aubrey Kendler recently took a 19-hour plane trip to Moscow to study at the Bolshoi’s Ballet Academy. The 16-year-old junior at Oak Ridge High School will be there until June, training with one of the premier classical ballet companies in the world. Kendler said the opportunity to train with […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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