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Academic Decathlon winning speech by Jenna Breedlove, Oak Ridge High School

Optimism Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” But what is optimism? First and foremost, optimism is defined as having a hopeful attitude towards the future. According to Harvard Health Publications there are two types of optimism: dispositional and explanatory. Dispositional is […]

No Comment / February 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Ridge High School debaters finish strong at State

Oak Ridge High School debaters Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal placed seventh out of 48 Public Forum debate teams competing at the California High School Speech Association 2013 State Tournament, held at West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita last month. The team of Ajmal and Raavi ranked highest in Central California, eventually being knocked […]

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Oak Ridge High School gets ‘All Shook Up’

Lace up your Blue Suede Shoes and dance to the Jailhouse Rock … Elvis Presley’s music has arrived at Oak Ridge High School in the musical “All Shook Up,” opening Thursday, Oct. 18. “It’s a lot of fun,” said lead actor/singer/dancer Ryan Van Overeem. “It really brings back that Elvis Presley music. If you love […]

Comments Off on Oak Ridge High School gets ‘All Shook Up’ / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Ridge High School grad earns Bronze Star

U.S. Air Force Capt. Bryan Healea was awarded a bronze star for intelligence support of coalition special forces while deployed to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan between October 2010 and May 2011. Healea was the deputy director for Intelligence at the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan at the time. The Oak Ridge graduate went […]

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Blackstone residents, district clash over school’s future

Each year that Valley View Elementary in the Blackstone community doesn’t open, residents say they grow more frustrated. Residents agree that they want to see children at the neighborhood school built in 2013 by the Buckeye Union School District. What kind of school it should become is where they disagree. While the BUSD average is […]

3 Comments / February 14, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge student designs Placerville parklet

The Main Street Parklet will spring up in downtown Placerville this May. More than 1,700 voted for their favorite parklet proposals during the design competition’s selection period last month and Oak Ride High School student Emily Bobrowsky’s Main Street Parklet design came out on top. The announcement was made during a special event Tuesday night. “I see people […]

No Comment / February 06, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Charter school supporters rally behind academy

Supporters of Roseville-based John Adams Academy would like to see another transitional kindergarten through grade 12 campus open in El Dorado Hills, but after Buckeye Union School District denied a charter petition request in late 2016 supporters have appealed to the El Dorado County Office of Education to open a school in the El Dorado […]

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