Author: Kathy Trujillo

Hawthorne Dream Team Finishing the Year with Busy Schedule

Submitted by Kathy Trujillo The Dream Team, a stakeholders’ group for the Hawthorne Junior High School, is not only urging students to finish the school year strong but have an ambitious agenda for the next couple of months. Their April events began with a teacher’s appreciation spaghetti dinner on Wednesday. This was the day of parent/teacher’s conferences and subsequently a very long day for staff. “Part of our mission is to support our teachers and let them know that we care about them,” stated Kathy Trujillo Dream Team facilitator. This idea came about during the February conferences when everyone worked through mealtime. All junior high and high school teachers will be treated to dinner and dessert. Fundraising has been a part of the groups’ focus, and you will see them at the Earth Day event on April 14. Then the group will be hosting a potluck dinner/dance for all students in grades 6, 7 and 8. This dance the, “Bring Your Favorite Adult – Mother/Son – Father/Daughter Dance” is being held to held transition the 6th grade students into junior high and to invite parents into the social environment. The dance will be held on April 21 at the junior high gym. May will start off with a “Flock, the Town” fundraiser. For a small fee, individuals will be able to flock friends’ yards or workspaces with pink flamingos....

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Portrait of Former Principal Unveiled at Mineral County High

Submitted by Kathy Trujillo Family members of Delbert K. Cornella gathered in the halls of Mineral County High School to unveil a portrait of the former principal drawn by local artist Gary Funk. Cornella, who passed away last March, was the principal of the high school from 1966 until his retirement in 1990. Generations of high school students benefitted from the no-nonsense leadership style and consistency provided by Cornella. In addition to overseeing the discipline and educational climate at the high school, he built a strong school community making MCHS a welcoming place for students and their families. During Cornella’s tenure at Mineral County High School, he was responsible for introducing many new programs. This started in 1967 when wrestling was made a part of the athletic program. Other athletic initiatives that followed included girls track in 1973, girls’ volleyball and basketball in 1976 and girls’ softball in 1989. In 1972, Cornella introduced Cooperative Education where students received on-the-job training, school credit and were eligible for pay while working during school hours. In 1977 the Building & Trades program at the high school began constructing homes for senior citizens in our community. Not only did the Building & Trades students learn valuable skills, these homes are still occupied today and are managed by the Mineral County Housing Authority located on 10th and K Streets. In 1975 French was added...

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Junior High Holds Amnesty Day Assembly

Monday, Oct. 23 marked the first day of the second quarter for all students at Hawthorne Junior High School. During the past several week’s parents, staff members and administrators have been holding discussions and building consensus on eligibility requirements and codes of conduct for students in 7th and 8th Grades. Principal Jeff Wales opened the assembly by offering the definition of amnesty as “an act of forgiveness for past offenses, especially to a class of persons as a whole.” Essentially every student began the second quarter with a clean slate. The eligibility standards were discussed (see below) as were...

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Stingray swim team enjoys successful season

Members of the Hawthorne Stingray Swim Team finished the 2017 season with the Medal Meet held in Yerington on June 24. Hawthorne swimmers competed with hundreds of youth within the region consisting of Round Mountain, Yerington and Lovelock. Hawthorne successfully hosted the first meet of the season early in June with the assistance of many volunteers, lifeguards and under the direction of the new Mineral County Recreation Director, Bud Gazaway. “I am always so grateful for the time and energy everyone dedicates to our local meet,” stated Kathy Trujillo who has been the coach/facilitator for the team for the...

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Annual Mt. Grant Challenge Set for Saturday

The 15th anniversary of the 911 attacks will be remembered with reverence this weekend as the community prepares for the Annual 911 Memorial Mt. Grant Challenge. Organizers for the yearly event have noticed a trend in large groups and families using the occasion to plan a reunion or get-together. Participants will be hiking in memory of the more than three thousand civilians who lost their lives, and honoring the millions more, including thousands of first responders who were impacted by the events of the day. Gloria Lopez, owner and operator of Bodies at Work, informed sponsors that more than 14 members of her family would attempt the climb again this year. Bill Bray, MCHS graduate and local chiropractor will bring his family from Carson City to participate for the first time. Additionally, teams from sponsors such as SOC LLC, ERRG and the Nevada National Guard have committed to climbing this year. Individual entries are also encouraged, and all hikers are guaranteed plenty of support from the various aid stations that will be available during the day. Mineral County High School students have been offered an opportunity to join the Challenge again this year. Students will be asked to make a donation of any amount instead of the typical $75 fee. They will receive t-shirts and finishers medals for entering and a “chance to participate in a life-changing event,” stated...

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