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by Jim Bulls


St. John the Baptist De La Salle was born into a wealthy and noble family in Rheims, France. By age 16 he was named a canon of Rheims Cathedral and was ordained into priesthood by age 26. La Salle gave up a promising, and possibly brilliant, ecclesiastical career to take up a life filled with poverty, persecution, and contempt. He also became the educational genius of the seventeenth century and the founder of modern methods of teaching.

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A New Season of Reedley College Football

IN THE September 5 ISSUE

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by Larry Ham


The Reedley College Tigers kick off the 2015 football season today as they visit Mendocino College in Ukiah.
Head Coach Randy Whited begins his seventh season as Tiger head coach, and he says the coaching experience is as much fun and challenging today as it was when he began his coaching career. “Every year can be different as team and staff dynamics can change. I can say that this year has gotten off to a very enjoyable start.”

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by Sharon Tucker


The August weather may still be stiflingly hot, but schools everywhere are preparing to gear up for fall and the start of a new school year–exciting times, yes? K-12 students are bracing themselves! University students are excited if they are freshman and blasé if they are upperclassmen. Teachers everywhere will head back to school two weeks early to prepare for the upcoming term, but the rest of us will be footing the bills or limp with relief that we are not footing the bills for books, new clothes and school supplies.

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Back to School Pool Party In Sanger

IN THE August 24 ISSUE

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by Cheryl Senn


Six hundred plus backpacks were handed out to Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) students at the third annual Sanger Back to School Pool Party and more than 700 people attended the event. The theme for this year’s party was “We Got Your Back 2013.”

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Choir at Reedley High School

IN THE April 27 ISSUE

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by Andraya Hamilton



Reedley High School offers four choir classes-Beginning Men’s Choir, Beginning Women’s Choir, Concert Choir, and Madrigals, all taught by Mr. Randy Lepp. Concert Choir is made up of fifty young men and women and Madrigals is a group of the top performing choir students. This year’s group is made up of about eighteen students, all of whom are remarkable in their talents.

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by James Garcia Jr.




In the six years that my family and I have been attending Kingsburg Community Church, we have had a few different Worship Leaders. All have been very good, but little did I know how special our current leader was. He wears many different hats: Music Teacher, Choral Director, Composer, Musician, Recording Engineer and Producer to name but a few.

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by Larry Ham



The Reedley College Tigers opened the 2011 football season Saturday night with a 41-33 loss to Foothill College at Reedley High School Stadium. In most cases a season opening loss would be cause for concern, and there’s no doubt head coach Randy Whited was unhappy to start 0-1, but there were a lot of positives to be taken from the game for the Tigers.

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by RHS Grads &
Lorie Lewis Ham



As I sat to enjoy this year’s Reedley High School graduation, it was different for me this time. I wasn’t watching just as a journalist or a drama mom who knew these kids through RHS shows, I was watching as a mom. My daughter, Jessica, graduated this year and it was quite the different feeling.

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by James Garcia Jr.



In January of 2010, Artistic Director and driving force, Lissa Engstrom, founded The E & e Performing Arts Center in Kingsburg. One of its intents was to bring theater and instill a love of performing into the community, which was home to her and her husband, Corey.

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Reedley High School Happenings

IN THE June 4 ISSUE

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by Billiann Robertson



Reedley High has been full of busy Pirates. These last few months of the school year have been anything but relaxing for students. Students involved in the drama club to student council have had weeks and weekends filled with events to handle. From prom to Powder Puff, Pirates show their dedication in making the last few months of the year the best ones. Seniors are preparing for the June 10th graduation while the rest of the school gets ready for summer break and the fresh start of a new year.

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by Skyler Quammen



D.J. Reimer is a sophomore who attends Reedley High School and recently had a short comedy routine at the annual Reedley High School air guitar talent show. In this routine, D. J. entertained the crowd by doing impressions of the RHS teachers and staff.

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by Jessica Ham



Music, laughter, joy, and friendship: that’s what choir is. Choir, to me, is the most fun a person can have in their 4 years of high school. You learn fun music with your friends. You make fun of Choir teacher Randy Lepp. You dance at the end of the year for the final concert. You go on trips to far away places. You meet new people. In choir you get to experience things you never would be able to otherwise.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



As the school year winds down a some local schools are performing their final shows of the year. Kingsburg High School is among them and will be doing The Wizard of Oz beginning on May 10.

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NJROTC at Reedley High School

IN THE April 30 ISSUE

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by Stephanie Barnett



Just like many other High Schools, Reedley High has many amazing clubs and organizations. One specific organization is Reedley NJROTC, or Naval Junior Reserves Officer Training Command, but most students and teachers on campus know it as NJ.

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Memories of Prom 2011

IN THE April 23 ISSUE

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by KRL teens



This year, being a Drama kid and Drama club President, I was so excited when they announced the theme was “Old Hollywood”. Soon it went around campus that all the chaperones were going to be dressed up as “Old Hollywood” actors and actresses. I knew that Prom would be a night to remember. My friends and I planned the whole night, getting ready, dinner, and who was going to drive. We were so excited.

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Sports Medicine at Reedley High

IN THE April 23 ISSUE

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by William Chiasson



My time in Sports Medicine at Reedley High School can only be described as a hands on, applicable class that is as educational as it is fun. The teacher, Mr. Kirby Kauk, does an excellent job of keeping the class entertaining with his endless number of stories and outrageously corny jokes that somehow amazingly help us study for tests.

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by Amanda Hager



Joyce Funda a junior at RHS and the smartest person I know. She said in our interview that if she could change her past she would have joined more clubs and sports earlier in high school. I laughed because I think she is involved with enough already! But that is Joyce for you, she never gives up, she is constantly involved and nothing is too big or too hard for her. She is an academic inspiration and I can’t wait to see what she does later in life.

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Sports Parents!

IN THE April 2 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
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by Larry Ham



Ok, I know, I know, when I started writing about sports for Kings River Life, I said I was going to accentuate the positive. But I have something that’s been bugging me for a long time, and it’s time to get it off my chest.

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