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She Got $10 for Top Grades, but What She Really Wanted Was 50 Books

  Yanely Reyes Cruz was still a little sleepy Monday morning when Fresno Unified Trustee Keshia Thomas arrived at her fifth-grade classroom at Kirk Elementary School with an armful of books. So Yanely didn't quite remember that a couple of weeks ago, when she was presented a $10 award for...

Clovis CC’s Top Scholar-Athletes Recognized in Virtual Celebration

There was no Kiwanis Torch of Excellence Dinner this year to honor the area's top community college scholar-athletes, an annual event since 1997, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But Clovis Community College wanted to make sure that their hard work did not go unrecognized. Five of the college's 39 honorees...

Students in Pajamas, Gifts From Santa at Kirk Elementary

Spontaneous joy erupted and never waned Wednesday morning at Kirk Elementary School in southwest Fresno. Inspiring happiness: Christmas gifts, wearing pajamas to school, and a visit from Santa Claus. Listen to this article: "Our kids look forward to it all year long," says Kristina Rogers, a second-grade teacher. Every Student...